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A satisfying read; quick really but still enjoyed the other two books completed by Elizabeth Berg. In this book, the author makes one step out of your comfort zone. But true to the saying, you can't tell a book by it's cover. The title Tapestry of Fortunes does not belie the fact that the main character has her faith in tarot cards and fortunes and has all the other characters believing in them as well. Just fictional anyway....
This story was very engaging and easy to relate to as a woman. I highly recommend The author shares with us a story filled with an aura of living and little gems of wisdom.The story and people go with when you long after you have finished the last page with a satisfied sigh!
Celilia has lost her best best riend. She sells her house and takes time off from her job. She is an older women not sure what to do next. She receives a postcard from a man from her past & quickly packs her bags and heads on a road trip to visit her long lost love. Three of her close friends tag along, each wanting to connect with someone or something: one a daughter, one an ex-husband and one a career in cooking. All the women are forever changed by side trips along the way. Tapestry of Fortunes is a celebration of finding miracles in ordinary life.
I can't give a better review than this . This is pop fiction , and it's not bad , but it's just not great - sorry !
A good "summer read". It won't blow your mind but it will keep your interest. Move your chair into the sun, get a cold drink and enjoy.
Shallow tale. Weak backstory. Two-dimensional characters. Predictable, sugary plot.
nice story line and character development. liked the characters a lot and enjoyed their road trip. elizabeth berg did not disappoint once again.
I've enjoyed each and every Elizabeth Berg book I've ever read and this one is no exception. When Cece's best friend dies of cancer, it makes her re-evaluate her life. Deciding to sell her house, she moves into a home which she shares with three other women who quickly become her friends. Each woman has unresolved issues and there is a satisfying end.
Perhaps it is the timing of reading this book with the events in my life that have made this such a good read for me. It's been awhile since I read any of Elizabeth Berg's books. I saw her in person years ago at a local library in Illinois, as she talked and read to us. As I embark on a new journey alone after many years in a new state, this book spoke to my heart. I loved the women she developed, all strong yet vulnerable, and the friendships that developed. I loved the road trip and the eclectic places they visited. I loved the evolving of relationships, both new and old. Perhaps one needs to be at a certain stage in their life to appreciate this book more fully, as I am in mine. The book spoke to my heart.
I love Elizabeth Berg's books but everything fell into place a little too predictably in this one. The main character, Cece, begins to reexamine her life after her best friend, Penny, dies of cancer. Cece travels a lot as a motivational speaker and the author of self-help books and after Penny’s death she feels lost and decides to make some changes in her own life. Never married, she sells her house and rents a room in a house with three other women who hit it off immediately. It seems a little too pat when she almost immediately is contacted by a past, and her one and only, true love. The women take a road trip during which each woman magically wraps up questions from the past.
Very light, one of those books where everything gets tied up with a bow at the end.
ah a wonderful story hunker down with your favorite nibblies, glass of whatever & enjoy
Wasn't sure I would like this book when i started it. I could not relate to any of these women; their spirits were a lot freerer than mine. They were all mature women looking to reconnect with someone from their past. But I finished the book and reviewed it in my mind and came to the conclusion that just because I could not relate to the women it was still a interesting book.
A wonderful story about loss, love and friendship: Elizabeth Berg at her best. Easy to read lyrical prose that will keep you in the story. Excellent!
I love this author; she writes for and about grownups This book is touching and funny. Berg never disappoints.