Angry Housewives Eating Bon Bons - Lorna Landvik

Angry Housewives Eating Bon Bons

By Lorna Landvik

  • Release Date: 2003-03-04
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature
Score: 4.5
From 89 Ratings


“A lively story as delectable as a five-pound box of chocolates . . . a thoroughly engaging chronicle of friendship and the substantive place it holds in women’s lives.”—Anne D. LeClaire,  author of Leaving Eden

The women of Freesia Court are convinced that there is nothing good coffee, delicious desserts, and a strong shoulder can’t fix. Laughter is the glue that holds them together—the foundation of a book group they call AHEB (Angry Housewives Eating Bon Bons), an unofficial “club” that becomes much more. It becomes a lifeline. Holding on through forty eventful years, there’s Faith, a lonely mother of twins who harbors a terrible secret that has condemned her to living a lie; big, beautiful Audrey, the resident sex queen who knows that with good posture and an attitude you can get away with anything; Merit, the doctor’s shy wife with the face of an angel and the private hell of an abusive husband; Kari, a wise woman with a wonderful laugh who knows that the greatest gifts appear after life’s fiercest storms; and finally, Slip, a tiny spitfire of a woman who isn’t afraid to look trouble straight in the eye. 

This stalwart group of friends depicts a special slice of American life, of stay-at-home days and new careers, of children and grandchildren, of bold beginnings and second chances, in which the power of forgiveness, understanding, and the perfectly timed giggle fit is the CPR that mends broken hearts and shattered dreams.

“It is impossible not to get caught up in the lives of the book group members. . . . Landvik’s gift lies in bringing these familiar women to life with insight and humor.”—The Denver Post

“A guilty pleasure . . . This light, snappy read may be [Landvik’s] best yet.”—Midwest Living


  • Angry housewives

    By Perky too
    This is not the "great American novel", but it is an entertaining read. Told with several voices, different women, bonding together over many years. It is a little bit like a soap opera, but never the less an enjoyable easy read....more fun if you belong to a book club.
  • Angry Housewives Eating Bon Bons

    By always miniQ
    The book, with many characters over a thirty year time frame really kept it and you together. Growing with the characters made the reader feel part of the story, as if the reader was a member of the book club as well.. I liked it and will refer it.