Dean Lynch, wife to minister Ben, believes that she is the thorn that holds her husband’s career down until she meets Augusta. A woman who appears confident and doesn’t care what anyone thinks. A friendship is born between the two that defies convention, marriages, the religious right and heartbreak. A story of the webs we weave and the friends that matter most.
Quick pace, groups of action to keep it moving in-between the internal dialogue. The main characters are well developed. Side characters are interesting and integral to the moral of the story. Set in the south, which affects the story and the whole feel greatly. Specific background is fairly minimal. Focus is on the characters in the story and their growth.
Pat Conroy’s wife. 2002, 389 pages.