Former Deb friend, Sarah, has a new book out, The Best of Us. I can’t wait to get my hands on this- I love her books.
About the Book:
An all-expense-paid week at a luxury villa in Jamaica—it’s the invitation of a lifetime for a group of old college friends. All four women are desperate not just for a reunion, but for an escape: Tina is drowning under the demands of mothering four young children. Allie is shattered by the news that a genetic illness runs in her family. Savannah is carrying the secret of her husband’s infidelity. And, finally, there’s Pauline, who spares no expense to throw her wealthy husband an unforgettable thirty-fifth birthday celebration, hoping it will gloss over the cracks already splitting apart their new marriage.
Languid hours on a private beach, gourmet dinners, and late nights of drinking kick off an idyllic week for the women and their husbands. But as a powerful hurricane bears down on the island, turmoil swirls inside the villa, forcing each of the women to reevaluate everything she knows about her friends—and herself.
Sarah stopped by to answer some questions-
1) Tell us something fun about your new book, it can be a character detail, something that inspired the story, or a behind the scenes story from the writing process.
I was really tired one day – I have three kids, and they’ve been passing around the same cold all winter long, it seems – and I started dreaming about a vacation. I thought about all the things that would make it over the top: a private villa and white sand beach, a chef, massages, endless time soaking up the sunshine and reading and napping… every busy mother’s dream right? Since I knew I couldn’t take that vacation myself – Hershey Park is about as exotic as we get – I created it for my characters! I loved sending four very stressed out women on the trip of a lifetime. Of course, it couldn’t all be napping on the beach, so I threw in a hurricane, too.
2) What do you like to do when you aren’t writing?
Hang out with my boys (I’ve developed a pretty decent throwing arm) and read. I can go through four or five books a week.
3) If you weren’t an author- what job would you choose?
Maybe an elementary-school teacher. I adore kids, and co-oping in my son’s preschool is one of the highlights of my week. I can’t stop laughing when I hear the stuff kids come up with. They’re the best storytellers around!
4) Since I often write for teens, what is one piece of advice you would give to your teen self if you could travel back in time?
Please don’t be so hard on yourself – everyone else feels as awkward and nerdy as you do!
5) Rapid fire round!
Sweet or Salty: Sweet
Morning or Night person: Morning
Coffee or Tea: Tea
Favorite Holiday: Christmas
Favorite TV Show: The Voice
Favorite Indulgence: Massages
Read more »