By Isabel Sharpe

Ann Redding has taken each awful factor existence has thrown at her and dealt with it rather well, thanks greatly. All she wishes is to get her lifestyles again on track...but that will not take place until she makes her anxious friends and family go into reverse via spending weeks at Camp Kinsonu, a retreat for abruptly unmarried ladies. 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 are going to 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 eventually her serial-cheating husband comes crawling again. And Martha, shy, obese, and mysteriously silent concerning the guy she's there to recover from. perhaps it was once destiny that introduced them jointly at Camp Kinsonu, might be simply undesirable success. yet 3 strangers are approximately to bond on an event they did not ask for—and notice that lives they suggestion have been nearly as good because it bought may perhaps unexpectedly get significantly better.

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She smiled at the blond guy. “I’d like to introduce some of the people you’ll be meeting here at camp, starting with Patrick, my assistant. ” Gay? Ann stared while a murmur ran around the group, most likely part relief, part disappointment. She never would have guessed in a million years. ” He stood next to Betsy, smiling, confident, body posture loose but still commanding, his face glowing in the firelight. Him? “Let me tell you a little about myself. I come from a pretty bad place, an abusive childhood in Iowa, teenage addictions, a couple of young-adult brushes with the law.

Breezes mixed the scent of burning wood with the already wonderful fragrance of tide and pine. If she closed her eyes, Ann could imagine her and Paul here, sharing a bottle of something-or-other, watching the stars, maybe making love on the sand in the firelight. Except they wouldn’t. Bugs, sand, and sticks would stop them. They were creatures of comfort in all things, now that she thought about it. And definitely bed people when it came to sex. She sighed. Too soon now, but she’d like to think she’d be able to have decent sex again one day.

The cabin would hold four women. Maybe the others would be here soon. She jumped up and strode through the small common area, comfortably furnished with navy and olive couches lightened with floral throw pillows, and a wooden lobster trap covered by a clear acrylic top for a coffee table. An attractive arrangement of shells had been glued to one wall, and on the opposite wall a pretty cloth showing different types of local wildflowers hung between windows that faced the sea. Out the door, across the screened-in front porch whose sturdy wooden chairs looked perfect for reading in, she followed the path past the largest building, the lodge, also shingled with dark green shutters, where she’d registered and was told that meetings and some activities would be held, up through spare clumps of birches and firs toward the parking lot, where she thought some of the others might be arriving.

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