Betrayal … Desire … Violence … Fear …
Though somewhat guilt-ridden from repeatedly lying to her husband, Nicki Keating’s anticipation of a passionate Valentine’s celebration with her lover overpowers all shame. But after arriving at his stunning mountain home, she encounters her darkest nightmare. Devastated and frightened, Nicki runs … but to where?
Uncertainty … Doubt … Distrust … Worry …
Marlee Ryan, a part-time journalist for the Philadelphia Inquirer, is married to an orthopedic surgeon and mother to sixteen-year-old Patrick—who is growing up more quickly than she’d like to admit. While writing comes easily to Marlee, she struggles with her most recent assignment addressing holistic healing opportunities in the Philadelphia area. After participating in several New Age practices, Marlee realizes that not only do these spiritual wellness methods help her feel renewed, but they also assist in unearthing feelings she’s suppressed for years. However, these lessons quickly surpass personal development when Marlee and three friends travel to the Poconos for a getaway weekend. Unexpectedly intertwined in a murder mystery, the four women utilize newly discovered gifts to uncover missing pieces to the crime. This journey of self-realization guides Marlee to release the past, listen to her intuition, and embrace the uncertainty of her future.
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I really enjoyed this book! The author created a very relatable scenario while also adding enough drama to make it intriguing. I had a hard time putting it down. When I finished the book I was left with a new appreciation for the girlfriends in my life and also a greater interest in wholistic medicine. I can’t wait for the release of the next book in the series!
Loved this book! The author is very good at drawing you in and keeps you interested as the story plays out. I love how the main character pulls together a unique group of friends, each with different strengths that contribute to the bond that grows amongst them. An unexpected twist kept me from putting this book down!
Loved that I am intimately familiar with where the story takes place, I felt like I was right there! Great read!
The Invitation has a fast-paced, captivating plot featuring female friendships and holistic medicine, which I found very interesting. I even went out and bought a body brush and some other items after reading this story! Great read :)
Overall, fantastic character development. I found myself easily able to picture the characters and the story as if it were a movie playing out. The plot, while a little far fetched (solving a murder so quickly), was enjoyable (if a murder can be called that) and the friendships being built during a weekend girls’ trip resonated with me because I also have a tribe of girls that I take trips with. I enjoyed learning about the different alternative medicines in a story form and may even investigate them on my own thanks to this book. I do think there was some choppy dialogue that could be smoothed out, but overall, a worthy read.