Without giving too many spoilers…
The women of Freesia Court lived four decades of laughter, heartache, and friendship together through their book club they named Angry Housewives Eating Bon Bons or AHEB for short. There’s Faith, a mother of twins who has been living a lie, Audrey, who is very comfortable with her sexuality; Merit, a shy woman who is in an abusive marriage. Kari, the eldest of the group, receives a gift she’s been wanting, and then there’s Slip, a small woman who has a lot of passion in what she believes in and will stand up for any cause.
I desperately try to stay away from any book that I think will make me cry from start to finish, but I picked this book because I needed an escape from the dystopian worlds I have gotten myself lost in. Angry Housewives Eating Bon Bons was a perfect choice for me! I really enjoyed this book and yes, a few tears fell. I loved Lorna Landvik’s writing style.The characters were rich and very genuine. I felt myself in every scene. I shared every emotion the characters had; the happy and the sad. It was like I was in their special book club circle. Angry Housewives made me cherish my own relationships with my friends back home in Missouri and thankful for the new friends I made while in Japan. This book makes you think about family, books, food, and booze.
One of my favorite moments in the book was when the ladies heard a noise coming from Merit’s house. That scene was strong and showed just how powerful their friendship was and, also a great moment for Faith.
I haven’t made it to my own book club meeting about this book, but a friend and I were having a talk about it and there was only one thing we felt was off about this book. Audrey, the sex kitten, she has a “gift” that was mentioned and was KIND OF the basis of her character. Sorry, one spoiler! She has premonitions., but you should read the book and determine if you think it’s strange.
I hate to sound cheesy, but this book will make you laugh and cry! I would definitely recommend this book. Read it with a friend or two and don’t forget the bon bons!
out of 5 (4/5 because of the weird premonition thing)
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