Friends Like These 

Reviewed By  Janet Mawdesley       November 26, 2014


Author  Wendy Harmer

Distributor:       Booktopia/Amazon 
ISBN:                 978 1 74175 1 666
Publisher:         Allen and & Unwin (Crows Nest)
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She’s 45 and facing the biggest change in her life. All the built in measures carefully constructed over a lifetime have taken a battering and left Jo Blanchard, deputy principal of a prestigious Sydney Girls School, gasping for breath.  

Never one to rock the boat, Jo decides it’s time to sort out her two timing, filthy rich husband and some of the society girls of Darling Point on the way, once and for all.

Creating a scandal that not only rocks the Darling Point “ darlings ‘ society, but rocks the foundations of her lifetime beliefs, Jo decides a change of career is a must and retrains as a marriage celebrant.

Throw in a long-time family friend who just happens to be a Jesuit priest wth  different view onlife, a florist called Suze, who is not all she seems to be, a son who is trying to find his way to enlightenment and daughter who is a cause waiting to happen. Add a money grubbing, greedy wanna-be politician (the ex-husband) and a cast of fascinating characters and you have a fast paced, witty comedy of modern day, tongue in cheek, high society and all it is founded upon.

Engaging, enjoyable, funny, witty and moving, this is a look at modern day life as only Jo can know it -especially with friends like hers.