The Friendship Test by Elizabeth Noble
William Morrow; 2004
Fiction; 448 pgs
The first book of the four I got in the mail on the same day (how exciting!) I decided to give a try was The Friendship Test by Elizabeth Noble. The book was first released in the United Kingdom under the title The Tenko Club. The Friendship Test is about a group of best friends whose friendship has stood the test of time. They are all very unique and different in their own ways and have supported each other through the bad and the good times. When one of them receives the call that her distant father has died, the friends come together in a show of support. Everything is not quite so simple both among the friends as they are dealing with family secrets, and friendships are put to the test. Although at first I found the writing style a bit dry (perhaps because it moved so fast at first), I soon found myself engrossed in the story of these women, their families and friends. At moments some of the characters seemed a little too good to be true, however, they were likeable and easy to relate to. I thoroughly enjoyed the story and was sad to see my visit with the Tenko Club come to an end.
© 2014, Wendy Runyon of Musings of a Bookish Kitty. All Rights Reserved. If you're reading this on a site other than Musings of a Bookish Kitty or Wendy's feed, be aware that this post has been stolen and is used without permission.