I just finished reading an advanced readers copy of this book. It was a great story about life, women and friendships. It was very true to life, in showing how these women and their friendships changed and the challenges faced when life throws you a curve ball.
I read this book in two days and immediately went out and bought her first book, Loved Walked In. I have just started it and the main character Cornelia is the same. You do not have to read these books in order from what I can tell.