Every summer four old friends flock together at Madge's seaside house to swap stories and sip wine. Throughout divorces, children, and new marriages, only the beach house and the sisterhood that comes with it, hold constant. This time, though, something is different.Madge, a writer who brought them all together, asks them for a risky, unthinkable favor.She has a good reasEvery summer four old friends flock together at Madge's seaside house to swap stories and sip wine. Throughout divorces, children, and new marriages, only the beach house and the sisterhood that comes with it, hold constant. This time, though, something is different.Madge, a writer who brought them all together, asks them for a risky, unthinkable favor.She has a good reason for her request. Her friends, once they learn it, must decide with misgivings and sadness what they will do. Madge has a gift for them, no matter what: her take on tgheir lives over the past forty years, her last novel, stories which will change their lives....
|Title||:||Her Last Words|
|Format Type||:||Kindle Edition|
|Number of Pages||:||303 Pages|
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Her Last Words Reviews
This story is about four women. Theauthor divided up the chapters for each woman, which I found a good way of interacting and getting to know each woman in turn. We feel their emotions, we get to see inside, not only they're lives but their soul.Madge, Joan, Jackie and Lou met in college. Madge kept in touch with each of them even though they went their separate ways in life. They met up occasionally. Each one had to finish their own life story.Madge wants to finish hers by suicide and to do this she needs help from her friends. She wants her suicide to look like an accident. You can imagine how they others react to this.The next thing, Madge is missing. They fear for her.They report this to the Police however, she has to be missing for at least 24 hours before they take action.There are a whole lot of questions that need answers, as we learn that each woman is harboring a secret.Did Madge succeed in killing herself?Madge has a lover, and she has sons, what do the other three women tell them?What about the investigation?This is the first time I have read anything by this author Jo Barney, I have another book by her so will be getting on to enjoy that one too.She seems to write very good topics in a down to earth kind of way that the reader gets involved with without you even realizing it, and the time just flies by reading.I really enjoyed this.You will find my review also on my bloghttp://sueandherbooks.blogspot.co.uk/...
this book is the story of 4 old college friends who stayed in touch with each other and get together at least every few years.they have helped each other through getting married, divorced having children and break ups... they always went through the best and the worst of times..when madge a writer finds out she has alzhemers she calls them all together to help her finish her book.. the book is about them and their lives she just needs them to read it and write the ending...madge has decided to write her own end and asks her friends to help her....she wants to die on her terms and not let her family and friends stand by as she wont know who they are or where she is...all they have to do is lie for a couple of days saying she is missing...there is an insurance policy where it pays more if its not a suicide but an accident which is paid to roger her boyfriend who has always been there for her.....
3.5 Stars for this enjoyable read!Her Last Words (previously published under the title Uprush) is a story about life, friendship and death. Four college friends get together annually to share their lives, they’ve been friends for forty years, through marriages, divorces, children, jobs and new lovers and through all the challenges and changes of life, they stand together. When they gather this time, they’re surprised and taken off guard at what transpires. One of them has a debilitating disease that will rob her of her mind and body, and she doesn’t want to stick around for it. Instead, she writes the story of her life, and she writes the stories of her dearest friends’ lives and ask that they finish their individual stories, but she also tells them how hers will end.This is an emotional tale that delves deep into the lives of these women, their failures and successes and everything in between. I really enjoyed it (even though it’s not my typical read) and would highly recommend it.Although this is a fantastic novel, I did find the editing/proofreading errors a bit distracting, however once the author addresses those, it’s a 5 star novel all the way!This book was provided to me for free for an honest and unbiased review (see all our reviews at http://www.bookexplosions.com/ or on Goodreads at https://www.goodreads.com/group/show/... )
Her Last Words is a lovely, sad, heart-warming novel. I absolutely loved it. The characters are well-written and painfully real. I loved the women. They were like old friends I’d bumped into for the first time in years. I liked the way the novel is narrated with occasional time shifts revealing each story Madge had included in her final novel, Think on These Things. This worked really well. When the author reveals what has happened to Madge and the true purpose for the women meeting at her seaside house I cried my eyes out. I really wasn’t expecting what is revealed and it felt like I’d been punched in the heart. Her Last Words is the kind of book you fall in love with which stays with you for a long time. I’ll be thinking of these women a month from now and maybe even longer.
Once again, Jo Barney has blown me away with her unique writing style. And once again she kept me up all night reading. I was fascinated by the detailed thought process Madge took to reach her final goal, and the stories about Madge and her three closest friends made me laugh, made me cry, but always created the desire to want more. One can only hope that should we find ourselves in Madge’s position we have friends like hers and that we have the courage to do what she did. There is so much strength running through this book and I truly believe that the author sets the example for her characters. The ending was a very pleasant surprise. One more really good read to recommend to my friends.
I received a copy from the author.I have to be honest that the first chapter had me a bit confused until I continued reading and was pulled into each of the characters' stories. It is a story of four friends who have remained friends for over 40 years and have been there for each other in their own way. At first, I couldn't understand what the mystery about Madge was all about but as you continue you realize that she is writing the story of her life with the aid of her friends, the way she wants to do it. It is is a story of true friendships.
I came into Her Last Words completely open and blind. I didn’t know what to expect at all and I must say I really loved the book—it was a uniquely beautiful and emotional read. I loved each lady in their own way; they were so flawed and endearing. A great read and I highly recommend it. Received a copy in exchange for an honest review.