Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Review of Friday Mornings at Nine by Marilyn Brant

Friday Mornings at Nine

Marilyn Brant

Kensington Publisher

326 pages

A weekly coffee clutch, three friends and a loaded question “what if we married the wrong man?", the three find themselves at a crossroads as they examine that question, it’s implications and the solutions, and all of a sudden Friday Mornings at Nine take on a whole new meaning.

Ms. Brant gives us three women, friends who are very different in some ways and made from the same mold in others. She brings us her story line that could be easily overheard at any Starbucks or Seattle’s Best coffee houses in the country or for that matter around the world. The author digs deep into emotions as she has her three protagonists examine their lives through new eyes and as this is happening her audience will experience the same gut wrenching emotions because the mirror she’s using goes deeper than skin deep and the answers are just as hard as the questions. The three protagonists give stellar performances as they show us the good, bad and ugly of their lives. Her other characters from the co-stars to the bit parts are all essential to the telling of the story and all fit nicely in their places. This is not a romance but there are love stories entwined through out the novel. We get a good dose of family drama from the adults and child’s prospective. I felt the dialogue could have flowed more easily and if it had the distractions of having to re-read a few sections could have been avoided, it didn’t disrupt the enjoyment of the read just made for a few distractions.

So if you like your novel with more substance, you will enjoy this one., if you like family drama this is right up your alley, if you like exhibiting emotions while you read be prepared to run the gamut on this one.


  1. Debbie, thank you!! I'm thrilled you enjoyed the book! I so appreciate the time you took to read it and share your review ;). I was delighted to read your thoughts, but the reason I popped over here tonight was because I was trying to contact you -- you won a signed copy of the book on Sia's blog! When you have a chance, please email me and let me know where I should send it and for whom (you or someone else) you'd like me to autograph it. (MarilynBrant AT Gmail DOT Com) Hope you have a wonderful week!!

  2. Marilyn, It was an honor to read it. What great characters