By Isabel Sharpe
Ann Redding has taken each awful factor lifestyles has thrown at her and dealt with it rather well, thanks a great deal. All she desires is to get her existence again on track...but that will not ensue until eventually she makes her apprehensive friends and family backpedal by means of 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 lady" with a host of sandal-clad, makeup-boycotting girls. If she does not get out of there quickly, they're 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 desire 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 concerning the guy she's there to recover from. probably it used to be destiny that introduced them jointly at Camp Kinsonu, perhaps simply undesirable success. yet 3 strangers are approximately to bond on an event they did not ask for—and detect that lives they inspiration have been pretty much as good because it received might abruptly get significantly better.
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I’m sure you’re all exhausted. This air is good for sleeping, but if you have trouble, come to the main cabin. Our nurse on duty has warm milk, holistic and herbal remedies, and over-the-counter tablets that can help for the first nights if you need them. ” Pamela hauled out her guitar and tuned, strumming and smiling. She had gorgeous thick auburn hair and straight white teeth, and Ann caught herself reflexively peeking at Patrick, the way she used to peek at Ethan Rosner in tenth grade history to see if he was checking out Betsy’s tight sweater when she got up to give an oral report.
She swung around to her cabin-mates. Cindy was watching Pamela with shining eyes. Dinah was whispering to her glassy-eyed neighbor. Martha was staring at her hands. Ann turned in the other direction and encountered Patrick again, who was grinning openly now. She made a face and mouthed, Help! He grinned wider. A connection. She couldn’t help the thrill. Pamela strummed and struck up some rousing chords. “I am woman. ” The women did. Roared like lionesses, like prisoners freed, like the oppressed finally rid of their tormentors.
Who else could she trust? Paul. She laughed sickeningly. Oh, yes, please, someone turn up the irony, we’re all getting too cozy here. A self-pitying tear tried to enter her eye, and she scowled until it retreated. She was tired. 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.