"A wonderful tale and realistic too"
The "Grand Dames" have lived on GRAND AVENUE in
Mariemont, an upscale Cincinnati superb, for two decades.
They actually met when each one escorted their own small
child to a nearby playground with three swings. The last
one to arrive was always stuck in the sandbox and mom knew
how degrading that was. Susan, Vicki, Barbara, and Chris
became close friends and stayed as pals over the subsequent
years of raising their respective child.
However, the idyllic life shown on tape has gone sour
for at least one of the quartet. She slowly looks at the
past to try to learn what went wrong. She thought she
found love with her spouse and with her three close
friends, but now all she seeks is justice.
GRAND AVENUE is a grand relationship drama that focuses
on the lives of four women. Readers see how each one
forges a relationship with the other three, their
respective husbands and children. The secondary characters
add depth to the lead cast. However, the "need" for
justice subplot actually lends an engaging twist, but that
spins away from the powerful prime plot of four women
seeking an identity of their own rather than precariously
living through the life of a loved one.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted September 13, 2001