This very pleasing book, telling of the lives of four extraordinary women, was such a great read. A wonderful tale of friendship through all the good and bad times of your relationships with men and women and the loyalties within, especially the loyalties.
The four Ms. Bradwells, Mia, Laney, Betts and Ginger, have been best friends since law school and have come together to celebrate (hopefully) and stand behind Betts as she waits for confirmation of her appointment to the Supreme Court of the United States. They were given their nicknames "The Four Ms. Bradwells" during their first class at the University of Michigan Law School in 1979, when very few women were ever recognized as Senators and no women had been appointed to the Court. They have been helping each other through all of their various life foibles and successes all their days. Betts is the humorous one, Ginger the rebelious one, Laney the good one and Mia the brilliant one.
Sadly, during the Senate hearings a deep secret between the four is discovered and asked about. Following the hearings the four travel to Ginger's house on the Chesapeake Bay to regroup and bring back memories of an incident that happened there thirty years ago and concerned all of them plus relatives and friends. And, if this secret were revealed now it could mean that Betts would not become the next lady Justice.
This is a wonderfully written novel that will bring back past friendships. Also, anyone who likes
a good whodunit will really like this as you just have to wait until the last pages to find out who
the culprit really is. Readers will enjoy this and want to have dinner with the four Ms. Bradwells.
* Reissued Review. Originally reviewed on 04-17-2011. Now available in trade size as well as hardback.
Mia, Laney, Betts, and Ginger have reunited to celebrate Betts's appointment to the Supreme Court. But when Senate hearings uncover a deeply buried skeleton in the friends' collective closet, they retreat to a summer house on the Chesapeake Bay, where they find themselves reliving a much darker period in their past-one that stirs up secrets they've kept for, and from, one another, and could change their lives forever.