Sister Friends Forever
This emotional novel from a New York Times bestselling author follows four lifelong friends as each faces a crisis in family, love, and forgiveness.
Serena, Michelle, Kenya, and Lynette have been best friends since they were small children. And as sister friends forever, they have always been there for one another, through good times and bad, no matter what.
This year is a crucial turning point for each woman. Serena, still single, is questioning why love hasn’t found her yet. Michelle is engaged and ready to walk down the aisle—until an old flame strolls back into her life. Kenya is happily married, but at the same time, her husband’s ex-wife won’t allow them or their family to live in peace. And Lynette’s divorce from her cheating husband has her nervously dating for the first time in well over a decade.
During this difficult period, their friendship will be tested like never before. Yet it is that sisterly love that they will need . . . more than ever.
In the uneven latest from Roby (It's a Thin Line), four friends help each other weather hard times and remain grounded in their Christian faith. Kenya, Lynette, Michelle, and Serena have been best friends since they met at church as young children, and now, in their 40s, they carry on a decade-long tradition of meeting for lunch each month to discuss their complicated lives. Serena struggles to keep faith that God will lead her to her soulmate after her boyfriend cheats on her. Kenya's happy marriage is upended by her husband's bitter ex-wife, who uses Kenya's stepson as a pawn to leverage more child support. Lynette has recently emerged from a tough divorce and falls for a younger man, only to get blindsided when his secrets come to light. Michelle's marriage plans unravel when her recently divorced ex-boyfriend declares he still has feelings for her. The plot is fast-paced and packs some juicy surprises, but the supporting characters can feel one-dimensional and simplistically depicted as either wholly deserving or undeserving of readers' empathy, a fault especially evident in the unsympathetic portrayals of Kenya's husband's ex-wife and Serena's boyfriend's paramour. Winning leads can't quite save this.