March 25, 2018 by Cathy McGough
Three Friends Wait 4 The 1
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Miranda, Terri and Cheryl have been best friends for all of their lives in a small town in Canada.
Together they have made a pact to hold onto their precious virginities until the right guy comes along.
The three friends are prepared to Wait 4 The 1 and in the meantime they work and play and laugh about dates with the wrong guys.
Soon they head off to sunny Australia to hit the beaches and discover the truth about Aussie Men.
Where does true love live for them though? Are they destined to be with Aussie guys or Canadian guys?
December 28, 2015
Three friends—Miranda, Terri and Cheryl embark on a fascinating adventure as they visit Australia.
No spoilers here. The story is lighthearted and romantic but so much more. It’s about friendship and about real life struggles to find oneself and to close those dark chapters of one’s life.
While laughing aloud at some parts, I suggest you keep a box of tissues close by. Believe me, you’ll need it.
January 11, 2005
Meet the Three Virgin Musketeers, Miranda, Terri and Cheryl. Share in the big adventure as young Canadian small town friends help Miranda fulfil her long-held ambition to see Australia. This touching coming-of-age tale takes the reader into the mindset of these romantic young ladies, revealing the strong parental influence on their lives, particularly that of Miranda, as they struggle to find their niche in life and, hopefully, their soulmates. But it’s not all giggles and girlish frivolity. Stuck in an unrewarding dead-end job Miranda becomes the victim of a violent sexual attack, the trauma made worse by her inability to talk it through with her parents. As her friends rally round, Miranda puts every effort into organising their trip of a lifetime down under. But can she close that horrific chapter of her life for good? I’ve given enough away already…..
Suffice it to say that events in Australia, both happy and sad, have a profound effect on Miranda, jolting her into adulthood in unexpected ways, while Terri and Cheryl provide support above and beyond the call of friendship. Meanwhile I found Ms. McGough’s descriptions of Australian tourist sites is intriguing.
Back home, it is evident that life will never be the same for either one of the close trio. But are they any closer to finding the loves of their lives? Will Miranda ever find the loving relationship with her parents that she craves for? Read this engrossing story and find out……
Congratulations Cathy McGough! A fascinating debut novel.
January 2, 2005
Three Friends tells the story of Miranda, Terri and Cheryl in their quest to seek happiness in life. Author Cathy McGough has created a lighthearted look at the dilemma most of us face at some time in our lives. How to escape on a grand adventure that will provide a lifetime of fond memories to look back upon.
The girls call themselves the three musketeers, always sharing in each other’s dreams. They are desperately seeking to find a man to romance them, but can never seem to connect with the right one. Now in their mid-twenties they find themselves lonely and dateless most of the time.
Miranda does not get on with her parents and lives by herself in an apartment. Terri and Cheryl still enjoy the comforts of home and family. The girls feel as if life is passing them by and decide to add some spark to their existence by going to Australia for a month.
They book their air tickets and plan to leave at the beginning of December. But fate steps in and delivers a cruel blow to Miranda. She is attacked and raped at her place of work, Vids-R-Us.
She keeps the fact she was raped from her parents. Her lack of empathy with them does not allow her to feel she could share anything with them. She feels the need to leave Canada; even her terrible ordeal was not going to stop her traveling to Australia.
October 6, 2004
For my last birthday, a friend bought me a copy of Cathy McGough’s book Three Friends. I’m not usually into Romance novels – but this one has so many twists and turns that I simply finished it and wanted more.
I’ve always wanted to visit Australia and after reading this book, I felt this desire even more strongly. I’m saving up my money – I have to go and this time next year I’m hoping to take two of my friends along too!
I have to say, that this book made me laugh and it made me cry. I know, I know – it’s cliche but it’s true.
Are there plans for a sequel? I’d love to know what happens next!