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Review: Tapestry of Fortunes

April 11, 2013

Tapestry of Fortunes

After her best friend and next door neighbor passes away, motivational speaker Cecelia “Cece” Ross feels at loose ends.  When her mother tells her about three women looking for a roommate, she decides to sell her house and move in with them.  Cece fits in with her new roommates immediately so when she decides to take a road trip to see an old flame, they all tag along for different reasons.  Although they didn’t necessarily find what they were looking for during their journey, each of the women discovers something about herself.

I’ve heard so much about Elizabeth Berg‘s work, and have even been lucky enough to meet her, so I was excited to read her latest book, Tapestry of Fortunes, and it did not disappoint.  I loved Cece from the start and could understand why she felt so unsettled without her closest friend.  The other characters are terrific, too – I felt like I knew each of the women before I was through with the book.  It did seem like the women fell into a very close relationship awfully fast, but it was necessary to move the plot along, so it didn’t really bother me.

I enjoyed the plot of the book too, and think many other women will as well.  Who hasn’t dreamed of embarking on a road trip with girlfriends?  The plot is somewhat predictable, but there are a few twists and turns thrown in to keep readers on their toes.  For me, though, this was almost a comfort read and I was caught up in the story right from the start.  I definitely want to read more of Berg’s work now!

I think Tapestry of Fortunes will appeal to those who enjoy women’s fiction, particularly when it’s about friendships.  If you do, this is the perfect book to add to your beach bag this summer!

Review copy provided by Random House.  I am an Indiebound Affliate.
26 Comments leave one →
  1. sandynawrot permalink
    April 11, 2013 6:20 am

    Mary Beth Whalen told me she absolutely loved this book. Between you and her, you have me very anxious to read it. Women and road trips are a great combination!

  2. April 11, 2013 6:30 am

    I like her books so this is on my list. Glad you enjoyed it.

  3. April 11, 2013 6:50 am

    I would read it just for the cover! I love it!

  4. April 11, 2013 7:50 am

    I too really like the cover. Second review for the day of this book!

  5. bookingmama permalink
    April 11, 2013 8:10 am

    I adore Elizabeth Berg’s novels so I can’t wait to read it!

  6. April 11, 2013 8:41 am

    I love Berg- will def throw this into the beach bag!

  7. therelentlessreader permalink
    April 11, 2013 9:25 am

    I could use a road trip 😉 I haven’t read a Berg in a long, long time. It might be time!

  8. April 11, 2013 9:42 am

    Elizabeth Berg is on of my favorite authors. I’ve read every novel she’s written and hope to read this one over the weekend. Terrific review, Kathy!

  9. April 11, 2013 9:51 am

    I just read another positive review of this book. Have to admit that I’d be tempted by the cover alone!

  10. zibilee permalink
    April 11, 2013 11:39 am

    I need to read this one. I got it the other week, and it sounds like it’s just the thing for me right now. Light and cozy with a good message about friendship. It really does sound lovely, and I am glad that you liked it!!

  11. talesofwhimsy permalink
    April 11, 2013 12:12 pm

    Great review. Gorgeous cover.

  12. April 11, 2013 12:36 pm

    Elizabeth Berg is great! I’ll have to check out this read.

  13. April 11, 2013 1:02 pm

    I “discovered” Elizabeth Berg about a decade ago, and have read a few of her novels. This one sounds very good as well. I think her voice is wonderful; she speaks to many women.

  14. April 11, 2013 1:30 pm

    Road trip….Thelma and Louise is all I have to say on that subject. 😉 Berg is a lovely author and I haven’t yet read this one….will have to go do some library hunting.

  15. April 11, 2013 1:58 pm

    I love Elizabeth ‘s books, she is an author I read because of other blogger’s recommendations.

  16. April 11, 2013 2:21 pm

    Elizabeth Berg is wonderful. I love her books. This one sounds wonderful with the road trip and the three friends. The cover is really beautiful.

  17. April 11, 2013 6:00 pm

    I adore Berg’s book, so I’m looking forward to this one. I just got my copy today! SQUUUEEE!

  18. April 11, 2013 6:37 pm

    I truly love this author’s works so this is one that I want to read big time!!!

  19. Patty permalink
    April 11, 2013 9:13 pm

    She is always usually fun to read!

  20. April 11, 2013 11:20 pm

    I also loved this book. I’ve read most of Berg’s novels and this one is reminiscent of some of her earlier books, also some of my favorites.

  21. April 13, 2013 2:33 pm

    There is something comforting about Berg’s books, the characters feel so familiar. She’s one of my faves and I’m glad she’s found another fan 🙂

  22. redladysreadingroom permalink
    April 13, 2013 3:07 pm

    I am a huge fan of Elizabeth Berg and have read most of her books. I find her books realistic and comforting in that I connect to the characters. You are in for a treat going back and reading her other novels!

  23. April 14, 2013 9:12 pm

    I occasionally dip into Berg’s books but can never remember which ones I’ve read. She wrote one about a woman losing her best friend to cancer that was just devastating and so well-written but for the life of me, I can’t remember the title.

  24. April 15, 2013 12:07 pm

    I really enjoyed this book as well. I’ve been a fan of hers for years and like you said her books feel like comfort reads. This was another good one from her!

  25. April 15, 2013 5:15 pm

    Somehow I missed this review. I like Elizabeth Berg’s book and this one is now going on my to-read list.

  26. April 17, 2013 6:24 pm

    Sounds like a fun book. I read Open House years ago, so I think it’s time to revisit this author.

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