Just because you’d give your best friend everything doesn’t mean she has to take it.
On the heels of a divorce, all Danielle Meyers wants is her annual vacation with sassy, life-long best friend, Smidge—complete with umbrella cocktails by an infinity pool—but instead she’s hit with the curveball of a lifetime. Smidge takes Danielle to the middle of nowhere to reveal a diagnosis of terminal cancer, followed by an unusual request: “After I’m gone, I want you to finish the job. Marry my husband. Raise my daughter. I’m gonna teach you to how to be Smidge 2.0.”
As Danielle wrestles with this major life decision, she finds herself torn between being true to her best friend’s wishes and being honest with herself. Parenting issues aside, Smidge’s small-town Louisiana world is exactly the one Danielle made sure to escape. Danielle isn’t one for playing the social butterfly, or being the center of attention. And when your best friend tries to set you up on a date night with her husband, it might be time to become the bossy one for a change.
In the spirit of Beaches and Steel Magnolias, You Take It from Here is an honest, hilarious, and heartbreaking novel that ultimately asks: How much should we sacrifice for the ones we love the most?
Two thumbs up
This book was absolutely amazing. It made me laugh. It made me cry. It made me appreciate what I have. I recommend this book for everybody. I went through something similar to this so it really hit home. I cried like a baby. I have read many books in my life and this one is in the top 5. Simply amazing.
A great read! Not just for girls!
While I guess women are sort of the demographic for this, I just wanted to put it out there that I'm a a fairly normal guy and found this to be a super engaging read. This book has a dead-on representation of the south, great characters and a lot of interesting things to say about setting boundaries in relationships. And I cried. So there ya go. Boom!