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It was a great way to explore what I did personally and what others around me did following this terrible day in history. Erin faces her own packages as she comes to the realization that she is keeping herself safe, and this is preventing her from experiencing love in a more complete form. Upon this realization, and some life changing events occurring, Erin makes a big decision and gets married!
Moving a man into her life is such a big change for everyone. Cory moves on finding a partner and his parents begin their mission and his father has a change of heart. Time passes too swiftly in this book, just as it does in real life. Kayla grows up and gets married and starts a family of her own. Mark goes on a mission, and finds a special place in his heart for his own father, after a good talk from Erin.
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The story doesn't end there, Erin and her new husband celebrate having children of their own! Juneau's closet of guilty secrets contains a package of something very dark. She opens her family history in Mink Creek again as she spreads Letitia's ashes with Pamela and Misty. Does Gideon come home? Juneau battles within herself the demon of how to be a good friend to a friend who is experiencing abuse. Her family grows and expands even broader as Trace marries, has children so does Ira!
Nicole serves a mission, and pursues her dreams. There is more to the Nicole and Beto story that could be told, but it is unfortunately left to the reader to explore. She finds love from a person I hadn't expected and serves a mission before getting married. Evvy attends private school in Florida, makes friends and defends her faith. Deenie-Do-It-All faces the reality of her actions and makes a friend of a supposed enemy, Delia.
Roger has an accident and an addiction and is admitted to rehab. He enters home life a lot like Deenie did, a little distant and trying to find the new Roger. Deenie and the ever faithful Bear join a Search and Rescue in the area, and the inevitable happens, Bear dies saving someone. Did he save only those children, or was someone else saved in a different fashion along the way? I can hardly wait to get my hands on whatever might come out in the future authored by these wonderful ladies, together or separate.
They are doing a Virtual Tour right now, you can visit them on their tour by going to their blog and checking in on their activities! Mar 09, Shaylee Johnsen rated it liked it. It is kind of slow-going but an amazing book. It tells the inspirational stories of four friends. Nov 15, Kathleen rated it really liked it Shelves: This is the third in the Company of Good Women trilogy, and it was great to spend more time with these ladies. The title is from a lecture that they attended when they had one of their "reunions," this time in Arizona. The lecturer is a Native American who shares a wonderful insight: Some decisions we make without conscious awareness, and some we make by This is the third in the Company of Good Women trilogy, and it was great to spend more time with these ladies.
Some decisions we make without conscious awareness, and some we make by choosing not to choose in a given situation, thus not thinking about consequences.
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This gives us something to live into. Even little things begin to put together packages to be opened in the future. I love how they each have their own struggles and successes and how they each find strength and joy from sharing those struggles and successes with each other. That's what it should mean when women are friends. Jul 25, Jennifer rated it it was amazing Shelves: The last book in The Company of Good Women series.
I have been a fan of the series from the beginning with Almost Sisters. The sequel, Three Tickets to Peoria, was a cliffhanger. This last book not only resolves everything in an excellent way, but it is open enough to allow for more writing! Definitely not your typical LDS book by the twists and turns the series takes a pivotal character, for example, comes out and says he is gay but probably my favorite LDS series since The Work and the Glory.
Jan 11, Carol rated it really liked it. I enjoyed this trilogy. I could not wait to find out what was going to happen to these three women and their families. Like I said about book one, this is not just another "Molly-Mormon" novel. It is about trials, tests, bad and good times. I enjoyed how each one dealt with each hurdle they encountered as they went down the path of life, and the role these life-long friends played in the others lives.
All three were very fast reads and kept your attention along the way. You really have to read a I enjoyed this trilogy. You really have to read all three to understand what it is about. I would recommend it to my friends. Aug 18, Kathy rated it really liked it. I really enjoyed this final book in the Company of Good Women series.
It had been a while since I read the first 2 books so I had forgotten who some of the minor characters were. I love that these women were so easy to relate to. In my own life I've been blessed by some wonder women to help me through the trials of my life. Sep 09, Kristine rated it it was amazing. I "stumbled across" the first book in this series "Almost Like Sisters" a couple of years ago, and just loved it. I loved reading about the growth that these women made from their first meeting up through this book--and the way their personal growth affected and was affected by the others in their lives.
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I assume that this is the last book of the series--but would be happy to have it continue! Feb 24, Deeanna rated it really liked it. I've enjoyed reading this series about three good friends, plus a mentor good friend.
One thing, though, is it feels like you run through a lot of years to pack everything in, some times it goes too fast. But I liked the characters, they were written in a way that they seemed real and if I was in an English class I'd say they were dynamic. I would recommend reading all three books, starting with the first. Oct 11, Kate rated it it was amazing. The best book in a great trilogy.
I feel like I had many aha moments that would have been great to get from my own friends, but which nonetheless helped me to gain insight into myself and others. For instance, every woman is the heroine in her own life, so don't feel let down when your rescues play only a supporting role. And it never hurts to tell people that you love them for all they are, but would still love them if they changed. Really fun storytelling coupled with great wisdom.
Jun 19, Carla rated it liked it. This was the final in the trilogy. I finished the 2nd book about 2 years ago so I had a hard time remembering all of the characters and their stories and connections. I liked the book and found a lot of quotes in it that I wrote down. I think it had a good message. They hit it off and made a committment of having mini-reunions for 25 years. They met their committment and had so many experiences along the way. Jan 14, Charlotte rated it really liked it Shelves: A satisfying finish to the trilogy. I again couldn't put it down. I picked it up from the library, started reading it, and finished it the next day!
Again, the women in the book are faced with hard, real life situations, have to learn to deal with them, and the authors don't try to make up simple solutions. I should also mention that the trilogy spans about 25 years in time, and I enjoyed the timeline references that the authors threw in from time to time. Aug 19, Linda rated it really liked it. What a delightful series. I enjoyed the comraderie between these three women. What an ultimute support group.
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I really hated to see the book end. The problems were real and the solutions were gained through gospel living and the support of such great friends. Everyone deserves this kind of caring in this life. Sep 04, Gina rated it really liked it. I read this series all at once, ok I did sleep a little, go to school and the other day-to-day things, but I found myself thinking about the characters when I was NOT reading the book. The characters became real to me. It made me think more of relationships I have with good women and how I wish there was more time in my day to spend with them!
Dec 13, Christina rated it really liked it Shelves: I enjoyed this final book in the trilogy even more than the first two.
When you follow the course of 25 years in the lives of 3 women, you can discuss a whole lot of issues that face us in the world today! The women were easy to identify with. I wish I made the effort to have some supportive 'best friends' like these women did! Sep 02, Michelle Ratliff rated it really liked it. I really liked this series. Like I said before some parts are depressing but it is very uplifiting and comforting.
Makes me want to re-connect with old friends or make new traditions with new friends. They way the touch on all possible issues a family can have was intriging. I could not put it down. I was constantly wondering what happens next. Or what would a COB do. Nov 12, Susan rated it really liked it. Most importantly they've stayed "almost sisters" all this time.
And take the first step into the next 25 years of our lives. Nov 12, Evamarie rated it liked it Shelves: Click Here For More Information. Disney Junior Dance Party. Ameren Illinois Broadway Series. Elevation Worship Tour - Fall Tour The Wild Kratts Live! Click here for tickets. Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer. The Decemberists on April 11th.
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