When Grace and her boyfriend decide to move to the United States, Marie makes friends with an odd bunch of people in this light read set in England. The reader enjoys the various predicaments she finds herself in and roots for her in the romance department. Author Ellis has a way of making us relate to this young woman who just wants to connect with people.
Although the book begins with Marie catching her boyfriend in bed with another woman, her resilience leaves little room for pity. Even a pregnancy fear is handled with humor (trying to hide a pregnancy test from her Aunt in a drugstore almost lands her in jail) and her determination to enjoy a new crowd of people is admirable.
I enjoyed the quirky characters and easy-to-read plot as I read Friends Like These, and I was able to overlook some glaring editing errors while rooting for this adorable young woman in her search for friends and romance.
Publisher - Hannah Ellis Publisher
Date of Publication - August 9, 2015