This was a recommended book. Maybe I enjoyed it because this Bea is a lot like my Bea, but much older. This is my first time reading anything by this author. It reads more like a Lifetime movie. I think there was a lot of glossing over reality in the story and you aren’t going to find helpful people at every turn. The situation with Victor and his sleazy friend would have gone a lot different in real life than in the story. Overall it was a great story about friendship forming when we least expect it. Both Allie and Bea found what they were looking for or missing in their lives.