As part of promoting Dangled Carat I have been doing a lot of interviews. I am constantly asked the same question over and over again. “Was difficult to share so much personal information in the book?” I always answer the same way. It was easy. I go on to explain that I am pretty much an open book and that I can share my entire life story with the woman standing behind me inline at the grocery store. But after reading A Questionable Friendship by Samantha March I question if that is the truth.
Sure I can talk to anyone about anything, most of the time. I have no issue with entertaining others with the good, bad, and funny in my life. I don’t embarrass easily and I am not afraid to point out my flaws. However there is a limit. When I am very upset or more accurately worried about something I clam up. I keep my feelings all bottled up. Sometimes I share them with those closest to me. But most of the time I hold dearly onto my fears afraid to voice them.
This personality trait is probably why A Questionable Friendship resonated so much with me. This trait was central to the story and was why I was able to relate so much to the two main characters, Brynne Ropert and Portland Dolish. On the outside these two women are best friends. They met in college and instantly became besties. Seven years later, although their lives are quite different, they still consider themselves the best of friends. But as they find themselves facing major obstacles and challenges rather than seek their friend out and confide in her they keep secrets. Their friendship is tested in so many ways. As you read their story you can’t help but wonder what really does make a friend?
A Questionable Friendship was a true page turner. It captured my interest from the very first page and I read it in one sitting. I loved how the chapters alternated between Brynne’s and Portland’s point of view, allowing the reader to really get to know both woman. Brynne’s young daughter was hysterically cute and I instantly fell in love with her. But it was the epilogue that really was my favorite part. It was amazing! As I read the last few pages I knew that this book, and especially the ending, would haunt me (in a good way) for many days to come…. I totally recommend this book!
Are you able to express your inner most fears or do you keep them bottled up too?
About the Author:
Samantha March is an author, editor, publisher, blogger, and all around book lover. She runs the popular book/women’s lifestyle blog ChickLitPlus, which keeps her bookshelf stocked with the latest reads and up to date on all things health, fitness, fashion, and celebrity related. In 2011 she launched her independent publishing company Marching Ink and has three published novels – Destined to Fail, The Green Ticket and A Questionable Friendship. When she isn’t reading, writing, or blogging, you can find her cheering for the Green Bay Packers. Samantha lives in Iowa with her husband and Vizsla puppy.
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