Everyone has secrets . . .
Best friends since childhood, Jen, Chelsea and Kyra know everything about each other. Or think they do.
Jen should be celebrating her whopping 121-pound weight loss. Instead she feels like she's betrayed fat girls everywhere. Will anyone love her for who she is inside, fat or thin? More importantly, will she?
Chelsea appears to have it all—a husband, a family, a beautiful home—but plaguing memories threaten to destroy everything. In her desperation to maintain control, will she succumb to a compulsion that costs her life?
Kyra is sick of the superficial persona she's worn for so long. It's exhausting to pretend to be an airhead while running a successful business. But if she sheds her life-of-the-party façade, will she ever find the boyfriend she thinks she needs?
When a nervous breakdown leaves one of them fighting to survive, all their secrets are laid bare. Can they break free from the roles they've played so long? Or must they leave one another behind in order to move forward?
A wonderful story about long-time friendship and relationships.
My first choice for reading is almost any category in the romance genre; this book doesn’t really fall within the category. Having said that, I now find that I am becoming more and more fond of “women’s fiction” and, for me, this book nails that genre on the head. Bigger Things is the first book I’ve read by Ev Bishop and I loved it.
Bigger Things has everything I’d look for in women’s fiction: a group of long-time friends, a secret (or two) that none of the others know about, romance – albeit not the smexy kind found in the romance genre, and great story-telling.
The story centers around three women, Chelsea, Jen and Kyra, who have been friends since grade school. I love how the story unfolds and the chapters are organized by seasons and months.
Reading this book made me wish that I had this type of connection with friends from my past but not everyone is fortunate to have such relationships. The trials and tribulations that Chelsea, Jen and Kyra go through in the story test their long-time friendship, and while this makes the story a bit angst-y it’s also what makes it interesting and compelling. I did not want to put this down once I started reading it.
Thank you, Ms. Bishop for writing such a lovely story about long-term friendship and relationships.