Considering how short this book is, I had a heck of a time getting through it. It just didn't flow well. The story was a good idea, 5 mother's who meet at a park and become close friends and start writing, and their journey as the years go by. They each have something they have to deal with. One gets cancer, one has trouble having a baby, one finds out that her husband has been cheating on her. There's probably something everyone could relate to. Not being a mother myself, I wonder if maybe it would appeal more to women who are. I did like their friendship. It's always good to have close friends around for those tough times and happy times.