My reviewrating: 5 of 5 stars
tullyandkate. Two best friends forever. Through thick and thin, ups and downs. Their friendship is the kind that every young girl hopes to have.
Tully lives most of her life with her grandmother. Her mother is an alcoholic, drug addict whom Tully longs to have be a good mother. As luck would have it during one of the short, rare stints with her mother she moves into the house across the street from the Mularkeys on Firefly Lane. This is the beginning of her friendship with Kate.
They sneak out. Go on first dates. Go through many trying times together. During their college years they room together and try to follow the same career choices but discover in themselves that they are not as similar as they once thought. Kate does not feel the same strong desire to be in the entertainment/news industry that Tully does. Tully ends up traveling down the TV path and Kate chooses to marry and raise a family as a stay at home mom.
Tully leads a more exotic life with travel and stardom. Kate makes a wonderful mother and stays very busy with her 3 childrens' school lives. Tully makes her way from 'gofer' to anchorwoman, to hosting her own TV show. Kate plans many PTO events, creates costumes, and has many disagreements with her teenage daughter. Tully makes a huge mistake and tries to smooth out the issues between Kate and her daughter, Marah, which almost causes tullyandkate to be no longer.
Even though there was a point in the middle of this book that I felt like it was lagging I am so glad I finished this wonderful story. There are so many good times that these two friends experience together it makes it hard to go through the bad times with them. You feel like you are a part of their lives. Kristin Hannah did a wonderful job of describing each situation to the point that you feel like you are right there going through it with 'the girls.' This story is very emotional and would make a great read for anyone.
(Copied from Goodreads.com) Firefly Lane is for anyone who ever drank Boone's Farm apple wine while listening to Abba or Fleetwood Mac. More than a coming-of-age novel, it's the story of a generation of women who were both blessed and cursed by choices. It's about promises and secrets and betrayals. And ultimately, about the one person who really, truly knows you---and knows what has the power to hurt you...and heal you. Firefly Lane is a story you'll never forget...one you'll want to pass on to your best friend.
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