Reviews - What do customers think about Second Thursday Circle?
A celebration of friendship Jun 9, 2003
Burns' forte, as she often says, is writing fiction for women and sensitive men. Her characters have depth and complexity, and even the villains are darned likeable, real folks just like those the reader encounters every day. Life with its complications cause enough heartaches and frustrations, both large and small, to keep her volume engrossing, without giving you someone to hate. The reader may laugh at some of the situations that arise, cry at others, because those who inhabit these pages are convincingly real.
This book is a celebration of friendships among a group of women who help each other through times of trouble with tolerance and humor, proving a friend both gentle and honest is one of life's treasures.
Don't let the title fool you! Mar 10, 2003
SECOND THURSDAY CIRCLE isn't a candy-cotton story about a group of proper small-town ladies devoted to tea parties, choir practice, and good works. It's about a group of very real women whose efforts to support one of their members as she struggles through a series of crises, involve them all in the repercussions of loss, love, and lust; trust and betrayal; friendship and enmity.
Your understanding of the feminine mystic will be enhanced by the characters in this well-written, fast-paced novel as Ms. Burns skillfully portrays their strengths and weaknesses while they strive to fulfill their obligations to each other and to their own best selves.
This book could be about your friends and neighbors... Feb 2, 2003
Charlotte Burns has written a thoroughly engaging story about ordinary people doing ordinary things with unexpected consequences. Her exposition of the range of the main character's emotions, and small town, Mid-America values, is excellent. A reader will constantly be wondering "what would I do in those circumstances"? and thereby be alternately cheering or moaning with frustation at the events as the story twists and turns to a sucessful conclusion. Easy to read, easy to remember.