A Questionable Friendship

A Questionable Friendship

by Samantha March

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780991162024
Publisher: Marching Ink LLC
Publication date: 02/12/2014
Pages: 216
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.46(d)

About the Author

Samantha March is an author, editor, publisher, blogger, and all around book lover. She runs the popular book/women's lifestyle blog ChickLitPlus, which keeps her bookshelf stocked with the latest reads and up to date on all things health, fitness, fashion, and celebrity related. In 2011 she launched her independent publishing company Marching Ink and has three published novels - Destined to Fail, The Green Ticket and A Questionable Friendship. When she isn't reading, writing, or blogging, you can find her cheering for the Green Bay Packers. Samantha lives in Iowa with her husband and Vizsla puppy.

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A Questionable Friendship 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
AnnieMcDonnell More than 1 year ago
5 Stars, Unquestionably. :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I like to joke that I can tell my life story to anyone who will listen. However when  I am very upset or more accurately worried about something I clam up. I keep my feelings all bottled up. Sometimes I share them with those closest to me. But most of the time I hold dearly onto my fears afraid to voice them. This personality trait is probably why A Questionable Friendship resonated so much with me.   This trait was central to the story and was why I was able to relate so much to the two main characters, Brynne Ropert and Portland Dolish.  On the outside these two women are best friends.  They met in college and instantly became besties.  Seven years later, although their lives are quite different, they still consider themselves the best of friends.  But as they find themselves facing major obstacles and challenges rather than seek their friend out and confide in her they keep secrets.  Their friendship is tested in so many ways. As you read their story you can’t help but wonder what really does make a friend? A Questionable Friendship was a true page turner. It captured my interest from the very first page and I read it in one sitting.  I loved how the chapters alternated between Brynne’s and Portland’s point of view, allowing the reader to really get to know both woman.  Brynne’s young daughter was hysterically cute and I instantly fell in love with her.  But it was the epilogue that really was my favorite part.  It was amazing!  As I read the last few pages I knew that this book, and especially the ending, would haunt me (in a good way) for many days to come…. I totally recommend this book!
eBook_Addict More than 1 year ago
I received this novel through CLP Blog Tours in exchange for my honest opinion, and I absolutely LOVED this novel. As you all know, I'm a major fan of Samantha March's novels, and this novel didn't disappoint. When I began reading the prologue, it immediately sucked me in and I couldn't put the book down at all. The novel tells the story of best friends, Brynne and Portland, and their families. Not only were all the characters extremely realistic, but Brynne and Portland seemed as if they could be your friends in real life. There were secrets on both sides, but this novel really made me stop and evaluate my own friendships. Overall, this novel is a great read. This is definitely a "STOP WHAT YOU'RE DOING AND BUY THIS NOVEL" read!
JerseyGirlBookReviews More than 1 year ago
Do you ever really know your best friend? Outward appearances mask personal issues and secrets ... and what really goes on behind closed doors ... Two best friends since college ... both with the outward appearance of perfect marriages and shared lives ... but when it comes to personal issues, they hold each other at a distance with their deeply held secrets ... it makes a person question if they really do have true friendships ... In A Questionable Friendship, author Samantha March departs from the usual Chick Lit genre with an emotional tale that takes a look behind the closed doors of a longtime friendship between two women, and their personal trials and tribulations that will test the bonds and strength of their friendship. Set in Delaney, Maine and written in the alternating first person narrative, the reader follows the friendship and personal lives of Brynne Ropert and Portland Dolish. Both are married to successful men and have the outward appearance of a perfect marriage, but behind closed doors these best friends struggle with personal issues (health, marital, family, and illegal activity) that they keep to themselves, secrets that will test the strength of their friendship. A Questionable Friendship is an intriguing and real life exploration into friendships, from outward appearances to inner struggles and triumphs, that questions the bond and truth of a friendship when everything is not as it seems. I couldn't help but get drawn into Brynne and Portland's story, I found it easy to relate and sympathize with them as they struggled with personal issues that life threw their way. This is a story that stress the point that no one ever really knows what happens behind closed doors, or what a person is really dealing with in their life. Author Samantha March weaves a realistic and dramatic tale of friendship and intimate relationships that made me ponder about how well I know my own friendships, and how well I deal with my own intimate relationships. I applaud the author for addressing serious life issues that the women dealt with in a thoughtful and realistic manner, she makes it easy for the reader to relate to and connect with the characters and the trials and tribulations that they faced. A Questionable Friendship is a compelling and powerful story that will tug at the heartstrings and leave an imprint on your soul.
tats More than 1 year ago
This book blew me out of the water. I was not prepared, nor did I expect this book to unfold the way it did. In that respect, it is very true to life. We often take for granted our friendships and assume they will always endure the tests of life. I related strongly to both main characters in this book. If you've ever had a friend, lost a friend or been a friend, then this book is for you.
TheBookBag More than 1 year ago
Wonderful story with a twist I wasn't expecting!  I have read all of Samantha's published books and I think she just gets better and better with each one. It has been fun and interesting seeing her writing talent develop. A Questionable Friendship starts outs as your ordinary chick-lit novel. There are the usual characters and drama. Best friends. Marriages that aren't as perfect as they seem from the outside. Secrets from the past. Secrets in the present. 'I tried my hardest not to compare us, but it just felt like she had such a perfect relationship and I'll admit it - I could get jealous.'   And then right when you're settling in for a fun, entertaining read Samantha throws in something that I totally did not see coming. Honestly, it made me gasp in shock. Bamm, totally blindsided! But I loved it! It was a good thing that I got to that part fairly early in the evening or I am sure I would have had a late night, trying to get the story finished. 'Sometimes I questioned our friendship, but she had been by my side for so many years, how could that be?' I loved this story that caught me by surprise, grabbed me, and pulled me in to the end. Great job, Samantha! Can't wait to see what's next.
AGSmithAS More than 1 year ago
I give the book a four and 1/2 stars. I loved this compelling story is about the friendship between two women who appear to have very similar lives. Portland and Brynne have been best friends since they were in college. Brynne is married to her college sweetheart and the mother of an adorable three year old. She owns her own business, a bookstore and café, and is eager to add to her happy family. Portland is also married, to a successful gym owner, and although she doesn’t need the income, she works for Brynne at the bookstore (much to the chagrin of her husband). The two couples get together at least once a week and vacation together – they’re family. Everything seems perfect, except of course it’s not. Brynn has a health scare that she initially keeps from Portland. Portland hides her growing dissatisfaction with her marriage from Brynne. For reasons I can’t reveal in a review, both woman are reluctant to confess their fears to each other, which causes them to drift apart. The book is well written, especially the dialogue, and cleverly plotted. Although it’s different from Samantha March’s previous books, it’s still an engrossing story that you’ll have difficulty putting down – in fact, I read it over two snowed in days, with four children bustling about! I really liked both Brynne and Portland, who are well developed characters. I understood their motivations, even as I was frustrated by one woman’s inability to ask for help. The author really broke my heart in some scenes and I know that this story will stay with me for quite a while. It’ll make you look at your own friends and wonder what secrets they may be keeping from you.