It’s been quite some time since I have read Waiting to Exhale. But I loved it then and I loved the sequel, Getting To Happy, even more. For starters, I loved that Terry revisited these four sister girlfriends (Savannah, Gloria, Bernadine and Robin) after 15 years and allowed us readers to peek in on their lives. They have now matured into women dealing with what I would call the “what now” phase in their lives. The phase where you’ve been there done that and now it’s time for a change. And boy did they go through some changes: divorce, job loss, loss of a spouse, pill addiction, etc. But through it all, it was the sisterhood that kept them going, laughing, and challenging each other to be their better selves and to take control of their lives.
Terry’s writing style drew me in as I was laughing out loud so many times during the book. I felt like I was out shopping with Robin, getting my hair done in Gloria’s salon (loved the guys selling bootleg DVDs), listening in on Savannah’s conversation with her mother, cooking in the kitchen with Bernadine while watching Days of Our Lives and wondering why some characters are still on the soap opera, etc.
This novel is not for everyone but those of us who have experienced some things in life will definitely appreciate how these women handled their situations. The choices were not always easy but they got handled. They exhaled yet again and found their “happy” place. Two thumbs up for this sequel!
Note: I may just have to dust off my Waiting to Exhale DVD - lol
Rating: 5 Stars