Monday 4 April 2011


Finished April 4
Suddenly by Bonnie Burnard
Sandra, Colleen, and Jude are women friends with a long history. Sandra and Colleen have been friends since Sandra's brother Richard began dating Colleen. Jude joined the group when Sandra's kids were young. Their partners Jack, Richard, and Gus also get along, and the couples have spent a lot of time together over the years. They've come through a lot of difficult times and helped each other through relationship woes and troubles with children and parents.
Now Sandra faces the ultimate crisis and the friends find themselves coming together in support not only of each other but of their families as well.
This book is a combination of present and past, with the past brought to the fore through sharing stories, and prompts from Sandra's longtime journals. We see things from each of the women's viewpoints as well as from Sandra's husband Jack's. This is a story of friendship over many years and how sustaining that kind of friendship can be.
I really enjoyed this book, could barely put it down and highly recommend it.


  1. I love this author, thanks for updating me on her current title.

  2. Thanks Irene. She's an asset to Canada for sure.