Jill Shalvis, the author of “The Forever Girl” has written a memorable, thought-provoking and captivating novel. The genres are domestic-fiction, women’s fiction and fiction. The timeline for the story is set in the present and goes to the past when it pertains to the characters and events. The author describes her colorful characters as flawed, complex and complicated, and each having their own set of problems. I appreciate that Jill Shalvis discusses the important topic of children growing up in the foster system, and foster families. The author also discusses the importance of self-worth, emotional support, family, friends, love and hope.
Just before Cat’s wedding, her greatest wish is to bring her former foster family and friends to be part of the wedding festivities. At one time the group was very close until there was a tragic event that separated them. Once they are back together again, they have to work out secrets, and guilty feelings.
Now all of them are adults, and they are realizing how they have to be honest with one another. This is an emotional story with romance that I highly recommend for other readers.