Have you ever heard of International Friendship Day? It’s a day that’s been celebrated for nearly five decades by several southern South American countries. But why celebrate friendships? What’s the big deal? The day originated in acknowledgement that friendship plays an important role in maintaining peace between people (and countries/cultures). Through the years, study after study has also shown close confidants outside of our families are very important to our health and sanity. Today it’s celebrated around the world and this year International Friendship Day falls on Sunday, August 3rd.
LINKED LIVES, the 2014 Beverly Hills International Book Award Winner – Relationships (ISBN: 0966134214 / Publisher: Wizard of Words) by Bonny Brookes, beautifully portrays such a friendship. This story, as shown by the reviews below, is filled with raw emotion, successes and tragedies, encapsulates the truest form of unconditional love and support between two best friends and the reason to celebrate and recognize our dearest friends on Sunday, August 3rd—International Friendship Day:
“The story could be the story of any friendship and this is the powerful message of the book. No matter what kind of life you have and whether you’ll find “the one,” go to college, have a career or raise children, if you have a Bonny-Lori kind of friendship in your life, you can conquer anything, from illness, poverty or addiction to achieve happiness and fulfillment.” -Teodora Totorean, Readers’ Favorite
“Linked Lives reminds us all of the beauty and joy of long-term friendships. I finished it with a lump in my throat and tears in my eyes.” – Kelly Marshall, Author of 6 White Roses
“Brookes’ memoir tells a beautiful life story, with all life’s challenges, tragedies, and triumphs, and I loved reading every single page.” – Faridah Nassozi, Readers’ Favorite
“Well written with a heart. Get the tissues ready.” – Lane Elliott, CEO – WeTubeU.com
“Linked Lives shines as a bright light into the recesses of the mind, and exposes wisdom and discernment as each woman does her best with what she has. Interesting, yet somewhat poignant, I recommend it.” – Patricia Day, Readers’ Favorite