Sunday, March 27, 2011

All for One

Author: Melody Carlson
Publisher: David C. Cook
March 2011
ISBN: 978-1-4347-6493-5
Genre: Inspirational/women’s fiction

Many years ago, four little girls named Linda met in the same first grade class. They became friends, and went by their middle names in order to avoid confusion. Now, years later, the Lindas are all grown up, and all living in the same town. Their friendship has survived, but they all have different challenges.

Abby’s husband has had a bad heart attack, and now Abby is afraid to sleep in case he has another one. Caroline’s mother has Alzheimer’s and she’s weary of caring for her, but doesn’t want to put her in a nursing home. Janie’s boyfriend’s ex-wife is trying to win Victor back, and Janie wonders if she’ll have to find a new relationship with someone else. Marley has some issues with her grown son.

This is the third book in Ms. Carlson’s The Four Lindas series, and I recommend reading them in order as they all are closely tied together. I enjoyed reading more about the Lindas in ALL FOR ONE, but some of the events in the book saddened me.

Ms. Carlson is a prolific writer, and her characters are very well developed. Any of these women could be someone you know. And they each have their own distinct personality. The fourth (and final) book in this series will release in the fall of 2011.

If you are looking for a good women’s fiction, don’t miss ALL FOR ONE. Discussion questions and a sample chapter of the fourth book are included at the end of this book. $14.99. 318 pages.

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