After Ten

Rated 3.70/5 based on 10 reviews
Four women, once best friends, have not spoken to each other in ten years. A drunken, decade old promise and a class reunion will bring them together again.
A story of forgiveness, acceptance, the bonds of friendship and the age old question of whether you can go home again. More

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Words: 75,600
Language: English
ISBN: 9781466171855
About Michele Shriver

Michele Shriver grew up in Texas and now lives in the Midwest, where she has a general law practice. In her free time, she enjoys bicycling, Zumba fitness and watching sports on TV. She is working on her second novel, a spin-off of After Ten.

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Review by: Aparna Sethuraman on April 08, 2012 :
This is an interesting book. The author has written about 4 college friends who promise to meet 10 years after their graduation to see if they were able to achieve their goals. Each one of them has had some successes but each one has her own troubles and this reunion gets them to face these issues head on and rediscover what made them friends.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Madame Diotte on Jan. 18, 2012 :
This book was fun to read. Constantly switching from one person to the next (there are four main characters) was interesting, as you got to see things from each woman's point of view. It's not the kind of book that makes you want to read it all in one night, but it was enjoyable.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Madame Diotte on Jan. 18, 2012 :
This book was fun to read. Constantly switching from one person to the next (there are four main characters) was interesting, as you got to see things from each woman's point of view. It's not the kind of book that makes you want to read it all in one night, but it was enjoyable.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Andrea on Jan. 05, 2012 :
This one basically falls in the chick-lit genre. This is the story of 4 friends who are going to law school together. One night at dinner they all write down their goals for themselves for 10 years after graduation and they agree to meet back at the restaurant the night before their 10 year reunion to see how things turned out. Each of these 4 ladies deal with different real life issues and the characters were very believable. The story alternates between the present (which is their meeting at the restaurant before the reunion) and then goes back and forth between the 4 ladies and different times throughout each of their lives in the last 10 years. I usually find books that go back and forth between time periods/characters to be very choppy and disorienting but this book was well written in that regard. The changes are laid out very well and flow smoothly. My only gripe with this book was the amount of typos in it. I received this book through a member giveaway program in exchange for a review.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: chocolatefaz on Dec. 25, 2011 :
After Ten is an easy entertaining read, with four very different characters. I enjoyed reading about the very different lives each of them lead over the ten years after graduation. I also enjoyed the format of the book and the way it jumped backwards and forwards, from present day into the past of each of the characters. It moves away from the traditional linear narrative, which makes it interesting to read and also keeps the reader guessing. My only complaint is that the Kindle version had numerous typos, which I found annoying as I was reading the book and which could be eliminated had a little more care been taken.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: michele c'melo on Dec. 16, 2011 :
thanks for the free read. i thoroughly enjoyed this chick lit. it was an easy and entertaining read and i enjoyed the characters and each of their stories.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: njmom3 on Dec. 09, 2011 :
Review first published on my blog: http://memoriesfrombooks.blogspot.com/2011/12/after-ten.html

After Ten is the story of four women who meet in the first year of law school. They become friends, and discuss where they expect their lives to take them in ten years. They agree to meet in ten years time to see if expectations meet reality. The book moves back and forth between the four characters and back and forth through the ten years telling their stories. Not surprisingly, life takes unexpected turns for all of them both in positive and negative ways. Whether or not the friendship lasts is for you to discover in the book.

This book is definite chick lit. The plot is not a new one. The issues raised - lost loves, parental disapproval, siblings, care taking for elderly parents, alcoholism, building a marriage, bonds of friendship - are common but real life issues. They are issues we can all relate to in some way. Different ones will strike a chord with different people. That perhaps is the value of this book - to remind us that no matter what the issue we may be facing, we are not alone. Others face the same things, and if we are lucky, we have people around us to help us get through.

Overall, It's not a bad book, but it's not a memorable book. A quick weekend or airplane read.

***Reviewed for LibraryThing Member Giveaway Program***
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

Review by: windy barnes on Dec. 06, 2011 :
This was a fun weekend read. The story had a little bit of everything that women go through. I really enjoyed how it showed that things change yet true friends will be there when you need them. Even if you have not talked to each other in in ten years. I enjoyed all of the characters and was really wanted Tracy and Steve to get back together.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: breezywriter on Nov. 27, 2011 :
I thoroughly enjoyed this book - - an easy read 'chick lit' book (and I mean no disrespect by that!) The book was well-written with fully developed characters. The story was fairly predictable - but that isn't a bad thing - about four women who were friends in law school and meet up again at their ten year reunion. Each woman had faced and dealt with different issues during the ten years and it was interesting to see how their journeys shaped them as people. I'll look forward to future books by this author.
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

Review by: Suzie Welker on Nov. 26, 2011 :
This was a wonderful book about 4 college friends. The author captured stuff we all have either faced or dealt with in our lives. This book shows the struggle that the women faced and how they overcame the problem. This book dealt with marriage, motherhood, being a single parent, alcoholism, and being gay. The author has written a great book with well developed characters and a wonderful plot. Thanks for sending me a free version Ms. Shriver.
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

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