By Isabel Sharpe
Ann Redding has taken each awful factor existence has thrown at her and dealt with it rather well, thanks a great deal. All she wishes is to get her existence again on track...but that will not ensue until eventually she makes her apprehensive friends and family go into reverse via spending weeks at Camp Kinsonu, a retreat for by surprise unmarried girls. Now she's caught sitting round a campfire, making a song "I Am girl" with a number of sandal-clad, makeup-boycotting ladies. If she does not get out of there quickly, they will be sizing her for Birkenstocks. Kinsonu, an idyllic retreat at the coast of Maine, is meant to be a spot for brand new wish and new beginnings. yet Ann does not belong in an estrogen Eden, she belongs in a company boardroom. nonetheless, the camp has its compensations—she's grudgingly befriended another "inmates," together with Cindy, who truthfully believes she's simply killing time until her serial-cheating husband comes crawling again. And Martha, shy, obese, and mysteriously silent in regards to the guy she's there to recover from. probably it used to be destiny that introduced them jointly at Camp Kinsonu, perhaps simply undesirable good fortune. yet 3 strangers are approximately to bond on an experience they did not ask for—and realize that lives they idea have been nearly as good because it bought may by surprise get much better.
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Cindy interrupted the chatter, anxiously peering at Ann’s face in the growing darkness. Some women naturally assumed the role of mother hen; Cindy was one of those. But Ann didn’t need a mother. She had one back home in Framingham. A mother who had a big hand in persuading her daughter into this mess in the first place. You could grow up and become as rich and powerful as the Queen of England—or J. K. Rowling—but when your mother was around, you were still just a kid. “Sure. ” What the hell else was there to do?
The drop to sea level from the shore was about ten feet, but in front of her a flat-topped outcropping sloped gently down. She moved forward onto the craggy rock, buckled and cracked and scarred, colored with white veins of quartz and green scabs of lichen. Not to mention generous contributions by the gulls—crab and mussel shells from their dinners and postdigestive offerings. She scanned the shore on either side. No one. Thank God. She needed time to recenter. To rid herself of the conviction that it had been a mistake to come to this camp.
The drive up had been hell, temperatures murderously near ninety in Massachusetts and traffic up the wazoo on I-95. She’d cranked up the A/C in the Mercedes, blasted Cindy Lauper’s She’s So Unusual, the Beatle’s Rubber Soul, and Joni Mitchell’s Blue albums, singing along in her ragged voice, which made valiant leaps toward pitches rather than landing on them. Needless to say, she’d done a lot of stage managing when it came to high school and college musicals. But she’d made it, with only one stop in New Hampshire for lunch at a mom and pop restaurant that should have been awarded a spot in the Food Hall of Shame.