Review: Josh & Anna and Gabe & Claire, by Eliza Freed 1


5 out of 5 Stars

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First this book is not like one I have read before with all of the characters telling their story. While I felt Claire was misunderstood by many that Anna actually understood her thinking. Highlighted by the way the author ends of the story I think that while Claire had some problems that were probably not diagnosed she really did care about what was best for her friends. And while Anna and Gabe story continued after their passing I thought the authors use of self help books and Anna moving out of the country made it so they could have a life together. I did like finding out what Anna felt about the accident and her take on it as opposed to Gabe’s.

Reviewed by Brave One

Our Blog was given this book in exchange for and honest review.


No marriage is perfect.

Josh and Anna Montgomery are trying to have a baby. Well, Anna is. Josh is making the minimum contribution necessary, and it’s ruining their relationship.

Gabe Hawkins is trying to survive the wild ride that is life with his wife, Claire. It’s passionate everywhere but in their bedroom.

For these four friends, the difficulties of their marriages are camouflaged by hazy happy hours, extravagant vacations, picturesque weddings, and sleeping in. The possibilities of their youth are wilting in the light of their waning twenties, and on one fateful night, four friends become two. Survivors become lovers. Truths are told, and nothing seems like forever anymore.


About The Author:

Eliza Freed graduated from Rutgers University and returned to her hometown in rural South Jersey. Her mother encouraged her to take some time and find herself. After three months of searching, she began to bounce checks and her neighbors began to talk; her mother told her to find a job.

She settled into Corporate America, learning systems and practices and the bureaucracy that slows them. Eliza quickly discovered her creativity and gift for story telling as a corporate trainer and spent years perfecting her presentation skills and studying diversity. It’s during this time she became an avid observer of the characters we meet and the heartaches we endure. Her years of study have taught her laughter is the key to survival, even when it’s completely inappropriate.

She currently lives in New Jersey with her family and a misbehaving beagle named Odin. An avid swimmer, if Eliza is not with her family and friends, she’d rather be underwater. While she enjoys many genres, she has always been a sucker for a love story…the more screwed up the better.

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