I am pretty excited to be a part of the Blog Tour for The Clover Girls by Viola Shipman. I received a free electronic copy for honest review from the publisher. Thanks so much to Graydon House and Viola Shipman for letting me be a part of the tour.
Author: Viola Shipman
Published by: Graydon House
Released: May 18, 2021
Source: Electronic Review Copy from Publisher
Synopsis: Elizabeth, Veronica, Rachel and Emily met at Camp Birchwood as girls in 1985, where over four summers they were the Clover Girls—inseparable for those magical few weeks of freedom—until the last summer that pulled them apart. Now approaching middle age, the women are facing challenges they never imagined as teens, struggles with their marriages, their children, their careers, and wondering who it is they see when they look in the mirror.
Then Liz, V and Rachel each receive a letter from Emily with devastating news. She implores the girls who were once her best friends to reunite at Camp Birchwood one last time, to spend a week together revisiting the dreams they’d put aside and repair the relationships they’d allowed to sour. But the women are not the same idealistic, confident girls who once ruled Camp Birchwood, and perhaps some friendships aren’t meant to last forever…
Bestselling author Viola Shipman is at her absolute best with The Clover Girls. Readers of all ages and backgrounds will love its powerful, redemptive nature and the empowering message at its heart. (Synopsis from Goodreads)
My Thoughts: I love books about friendships, but friendship can be so strange. What I mean is, you can form such close bonds with a person or persons, spend all kinds of time together, have so much in common, but then there might come a point where you slowly grow apart. That friend that was your best friend forever is now someone you don't even talk to. You still have special memories and inside jokes, but life's gone on, you've moved on, and it's just strange. I might be a little bit of a downer, but this book does deal with friendships that have faded and now they are coming back together.
Our four friends were inseparable for a good number of summers when they were teens and then something happened. Life has thrown another curveball when one of the girls invites them all to come back together.
Friendship is such a special thing and I really enjoyed reading it in this story. I loved getting insight into how the girls were before versus now. I really liked how they were all able to reconnect on this trip. I thought this was a really sweet and heartwarming story. My cynical heart was touched.
Viola Shipman is the pen name of Wade Rouse, a popular award-winning memoirist and internationally bestselling author of 12 books translated into 20 languages and selected as Today show Must-Reads, Indie Next Picks and Michigan Notable Book. Rouse chose his grandma’s name, Viola Shipman, to honor the woman whose heirlooms inspire his fiction. He lives in Michigan and California, and hosts Wine & Words with Wade, A Literary Happy Hour, every Thursday.
Thanks so much for checking out my Blog Tour Stop for The Clover Girls by Viola Shipman. Thanks so much to Graydon House and Viola Shipman for letting me be a part of the tour! If this book caught your eye, I'd definitely recommend giving it a read.