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 desires is to get her existence again on track...but that may not take place until she makes her nervous friends and family back down via spending weeks at Camp Kinsonu, a retreat for all of sudden unmarried ladies. 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 spanking 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 in truth believes she's simply killing time until eventually 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. perhaps it was once destiny that introduced them jointly at Camp Kinsonu, probably simply undesirable success. yet 3 strangers are approximately to bond on an event they did not ask for—and notice that lives they notion have been nearly as good because it received may possibly by surprise get much better.
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Maybe she’d make a new friend. Maybe this woman would be one of the other three in her cabin. A dark head showed above the car’s roof, then the shoulders of a sage-colored suit jacket that looked like linen. Cindy kept walking, conscious of her denim wraparound skirt, her simple cotton shirt, and her pink sneakers with ruffled white ankle socks, which she wore in somewhat joking defiance of fashion rules. The woman turned. She was beautiful, with the kind of dewy skin that didn’t show age, a nose that didn’t dare bump asymmetrically, and a strong chin that wouldn’t tolerate any sagging under it.
His eyes flicked to Ann’s briefly, then away. “ . . you let me know. ” An awed silence, then warm applause that lasted well beyond a polite interval. The breeze blew. The fire crack- 58 Isabel Sharpe led. The waves lapped at the shore, farther and farther away as the tide went out. More staff members were introduced. The cook, the massage therapist, the kayaking instructor, the art teacher. Each told matter-of-fact stories of pain that had led them to this place and inspired them to stay on to help others.
She wasn’t sure if it was mutual, but she murmured something polite. “That’s a great shawl. Is that a prayer shawl? ” “Yeah, okay. All right. ” He lifted his hands from the rock, examined his palms, brushed them off and settled them down again, staring out into the bay. “It’s so beautiful here, isn’t it? ” She and Eldon had wanted to schedule a weekend away for the two of them farther south, near Kennebunkport, but it never worked out. She’d been trying not to remember her disappointment, and was further irritated when Patrick brought it up.