There is a thought that has crossed my mind with the way the world is working at this time. Obviously, there have been more than one, but one relates to the content of this book. The last book that I read that was similar was ImPerfectly Happy by Sharina Harris. You can reconnect with friends even if you have been in touch all along. There is a point where two birthday calls in a year and one or two other random calls suffice to keep you in the other’s orbit. However, when there are ‘topics’ to be discussed, change in the offing and mental health requirements that need the support of those who know you really well, and those who knew you ‘before’, when you were younger and more optimistic, to remind you of different things – reconnecting takes up a whole new flavour.
In this book we have four college friends who have lost touch for almost two decades. This is the big fortieth party for ‘the socialite’ of the group. They all assemble a day before the big party and hang out. This is the start of a new lease of their friendship with renewed undIn this book, we have four college friends who have lost touch for almost two decades. It is the big fortieth party for ‘the socialite’ of the group. They all assemble a day before the big party and hang out. This is the start of a new lease of their friendship with a renewed understanding of the bonds that once tied them together. It is a tried and tested storyline with some events which might be a little too convenient. Despite what I just said, I enjoyed the book. The ‘tropes’ are well done, and in keeping with the tone of the book. All four women have a lot of testing times thrown at them from when we meet them, and with the support of the team, they persevere. The name is not wholly in keeping with the story because the camping or glamping occurs just twice throughout the tale except the tents are mentioned more often. Glamping is the point by which they all regroup so that might be the reason for the title. You might have noticed that I did not go into the details of each woman’s problem(s), and I have done that on purpose. Each introduction is followed by the description of their situation and what it might imply, and I think reading about it should be done with no prior information. Finally, I laughed out loud when I saw the twist for one of the women, if you do read it I think you can guess which one it was.
I received an ARC thanks to NetGalley and the publishers. The review, however, is entirely based on my own reading experience.