The Empty Nesters by Carolyn Brown

The Empty Nesters

The worst of times calls for the best of friends in this sassy novel about starting over, from New York Times bestselling author Carolyn Brown.Dear friends and army wives Diana, Carmen, and Joanie have been through war, rumors of war, marital problems, motherhood, fears, joy, and heartache. But none of the women are prepared when their daughters decide to enlist in the army together. Facing an empty nest won’t be easy. Especially for Carmen. Wi...

Details The Empty Nesters

TitleThe Empty Nesters
Release DateAug 20th, 2019
PublisherMontlake Romance
GenreFiction, Romance, Womens Fiction, Chick Lit, Contemporary

Reviews The Empty Nesters

  • 1970-01-01
    Check out all of my reviews at: https://www.avonnalovesgenres.comSometimes if you are lucky, you pick up a book at just the right time in your life that every emotion written by the author resonates and you cannot put it down. THE EMPTY NESTERS by Carolyn Brown is that book for me. The story starts by introducing us to Tootsie and Smokey Colbert. Smokey is retired Army and Tootsie is his beloved wife of over 50 years. They never had children of t...
  • Beth
    The Empty Nesters chronicle the happiness and heart breaks of three friends and their friend and “adopted” mother figure as they transition into empty nesters. Brown pens genuine, heartfelt emotions of the trials, tribulations and triumphs as these friends process grief, loss and life altering circumstances while embarking on a RV road trip. Unwavering friendship is the tie that binds these characters to the reader! The characters find their ...
  • Wendy'sThoughts
    4 Empty Nesters/Full Hearts Stars* * * * Spoiler FreeThere is nothing more satisfying than recognizing women do not stop being vital after a certain age. Women have been the disappearing segment once they hit a certain age and the age this happens has been getting younger and younger...Carolyn Brown has brought together 3 women who have lived full lives as army wives and moms. Their beautiful children have decided to enlist in the army together l...
  • Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews
    Well, The Empty Nesters isn’t a romance that I am used to reading. Filled with a lot of drama, a lot of humor and characters that you will fall in love with, The Empty Nesters will have you crying and laughing at the same time. Diana, Carmen, Joanie are best friends. They have been for a very long time. Moving to Sugar Run, TX with their husbands was the best move they could have ever made. Meeting Tootsie and Smokey was a god send. Now, they a...
  • Heidi
    Four stars: A delightful story about friendship, hope, love and overcoming grief. Army wives Diana, Carmen and Joanie are doing their best to staunch the flow of tears. They just said goodbye to their three daughters, who are headed to Basic Training. These three women know a thing or two about military life as they have all been married to career military men. Diana is still getting over her divorce even though it’s been five years, and the th...
  • Susan
    Terrific story of friendship, healing, and love. The story opens in the past as Tootsie and her husband Smokey watch three young families move into houses on their block. All three are military families, each with one young daughter. Tootsie immediately senses that these people will become good friends. The prologue spends some time introducing each of the characters and their personalities. It also shows the depth of friendship that already exis...
  • Sophia
    The Delight:When the going gets tough, the tough go on a road trip! I loved that this story focused on the lives of three middle aged women and one even older still when it comes to life, loss, friendship, and even a bit of romance. This author is a fav and it is largely do to the down home country charm, sassy dialogue, and genuine characters that all blend to make up a story I can get comfy with from page one.Review:A standalone, The Empty Nest...
  • Leslie aka StoreyBook Reviews
    Carolyn Brown takes us back to small town Texas with a story about women, friendships, love, loss, and hope for the future.The book starts in a suburb of San Antonio close to a military base where three women have found a home and friendship with each other.  It doesn't hurt that they have been adopted of sorts by another couple on the block, Tootsie and Smokey, that were never able to have children but welcome the women and their families into ...
  • Moondance
    Thank you to NetGalley and Montlake Romance for providing me with this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.In their years in Sugar Run, Texas, Tootsie and Smokey Colbert had had so many neighbors that they'd lost count.Tootsie and Smokey never had children of their own so were very pleased when three military families moved to their block. The couple took all of them under their wings and became surrogate parents and grandparents for the y...
  • Jennifer
    I sat down and read this book in one sitting. It was vintage Carolyn Brown - authentic characters in real life situations. I especially appreciated the way she handled loss. Loss of a spouse and your children growing up and moving away are real losses. I loved this book and would heartily recommend it to others.
  • Sarah
    I was given a copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads. This story made me cry messy tears and it made me immensely grateful for the girlfriends who have become my own unshakeable chosen family. It’s a book about four women, all at crossroads in their lives. The themes in this story are universal I think that any woman over 35 will be able to relate to the experiences of this tight knight group of friends. It’s a story about frie...
  • Ruthie Taylor
    ~~I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads ~~This is a really lovely book, which is likely to bring a few tears, and some big smiles too, particularly if you are over the age of forty. Recently widowed Tootsie, and her three army wife neighbours, who have done little other than support their husbands and bring up their daughters are suddenly facing empty houses, and taking stock of their changing lives. Their insecu...
  • Jackie
    Book Info Paperback, 316 pagesExpected publication: August 20th 2019 by Montlake RomanceOther Editions (3)Source:Netgalley EARCBuy book fromAmazonB&NBOOK BLURBThe worst of times calls for the best of friends in this sassy novel about starting over, from New York Times bestselling author Carolyn Brown.Dear friends and army wives Diana, Carmen, and Joanie have been through war, rumors of war, marital problems, motherhood, fears, joy, and heartache....
  • Diane Saul
    As with any Carolyn Brown book you get pulled into the characters and feel like you’re experiencing things with them. As an empty nester I can easily relate.When long time friends and army wives ship their daughters off to boot camp, they find themselves empty nesters. Emotions run high when one of the women receives divorce papers the same day. To help themselves thru their pain they agree to go on a road trip with an elderly neighbor who has ...
  • Donna Hines
    When life gives you lemons you get moving on with class!Welcome to the world of the Army Wives and Fab Friends who want the best for their girls.Who would've ever thought this meant joining the army together?Carmen of course is the most perplexed because she's also just been served up divorce papers and Diana knows all too well how crazy her life will now become.With a shoulder to cry on they embark on a journey together of hope, love, and recove...
  • Renee
    At first I thought the writing was a little formal and hard to get into. However, as I continued on I found it easier and easier to keep reading the book. I originally was interested in this book for its description and plot line. I honestly can say that it didn’t let me down one bit. I’ve enjoyed this book and will continue to read Carolyn Brown’s books as they come out. *I received a free copy of this book through NetGalley and am volunta...
  • Amary Chapman
    This tale cover a myriad of military family situations. Divorce, separation, wives in charge of the home with little support from a spouse on a mission, and the friendships that make that type of life bearable. An older military couple became a grounding force for the three couples, more like surrogate parents. The Colberts made the wives' adjustment so much easier and became pseudo grandparents to their daughters. Ms. Brown's clear descriptions ...
  • Gayle Fontenot
    I absolutely could not put this one down. I loved it so much. The characters were outstanding, and Carolyn Brown can make me forgot everything when I am reading one of her stories. I got so caught up in this story that I forgot to eat. It is a story of heartache, grief, and love shared by friends of military husbands, and daughters that join the military, which therefore left them Empty Nesters. Also of a dear lady named Tootsie that is like the ...
  • K is for Cathy
    Wow! This has been one of the best summers ever to read books. This is the best yet!! Better than expected! Never expected from the beginning how the book would end. Very light enjoyable reading. Fun, heartwarming, laughter and tears all rolled up into a good book. Having transplanted myself to Texas helped me laugh. Can’t ever go wrong with a Carolyn Brown book.
  • Margie
    Three women who met as Army wives now have to face empty nests as their daughters all join the Army together. Joanie is happily married and sends off her daughter Zoe. Diana is divorced and sends off her daughter Rebecca. Carmen sends off her daughter Natalie and arrives home from dropping off the girls to divorce papers. Joanie, Diana and Carmen have been best friends for many years and have happily lived with their families on the same street i...
  • Vicki
    I LOVED this book. Well, actually I usually love anything Carolyn Brown writes. Another reviewer make a statement that she didn't think Carolyn Brown could write a bad story and I am in total agreement. Just some are a bit better than others and this was one of the really GOOD ones. 5 stars worth! Can't wait to see what we'll get next.Many thanks to NetGalley, Montlake Romance and Ms. Brown for an ARC of this great book in exchange for an honest ...
  • Lindsay Porter
    I received an ARC from Netgalley. Loved loved loved this book. It's about 3 army wives who settle on a street near a retired army wife and her husband. Years go by and life happens and this is the story of how they cope with it. I highly recommend everyone reading this.
  • Mistress #darklings
    When picking up books, any book, you tend to have a preconception of how it will play out. This one was far better than anything I could have anticipated. It is well thought out & structured. The depth of the characters and their own unique, individual personalities are stunning. The substance of the story itself is brilliant, the author has done a fantastic job of bringing all aspects of the book together and giving us a solid, immersive read. A...
  • Cheri
    I guess it’s only natural for a writer as established as Carolyn Brown to have a range of hits and misses. I never pass up an opportunity to read one of her books because I never know what I’m going to get. In this case, I got a touching tale of friendship and perseverance. The Empty Nesters is a heartwarming story.There is romance in this book, but that’s not what this story is about. No, this is a story of women who have stood with each o...
  • Living My Best Book Life
    The Empty Nesters was a wonderful story of friendship, love, and loss. The four women in this story Tootsie, Diana, Carmen, and Joanie have a special bond. All have been army wives and understand the ups and downs that come along with the territory. Together they embark on a road trip in an RV that's healing and always full of love. The story starts off with the introduction of Tootsie and her husband Smokey. Carolyn Brown details a loving and lo...
  • ʚϊɞ Shelley ʚϊɞ
    3.5 Stars Life, love, and happiness. Life, one doesn’t have a choice about. Love is negotiable. Happiness—that’s the tough one. This is my second book by this author and I enjoyed it much more than the first one. It’s one of those books that takes pieces of real life and plays them out in such a way that the reader is an integral part of the story, leaving them with a fondness for the new friends they've made and a sense of satisfact...
  • Claire Mc Partlin
    A very enjoyable, quite laid-back sort of story, about three military wives who each have one daughter, all of whom have just enlisted and are in basic training. One wife is divorced (Diana), one has just (unexpectedly) been served divorce papers (Carmen) and the other is still married (Joanie). They have lived in the same street in Sugar Run, Texas, for years and their girls have grown up together. They are all very close to an older neighbour T...
  • Dr.Loverbooks
    The three army wives and best of dear friends Diana, Carmen and Joanie had troughs a great extent together in the past thirteen years. While one of them is on the edge of divorce, all of them is confronting an empty nester, when each of their daughters enlists in the army together. When Tootsie, their precious neighbor that they had considered as their surrogate mother offered them a trip to Texas in her enormous RV to reminiscence the memory of...
  • Pam
    The Empty Nesters is by Carolyn Brown. Carolyn has outdone herself again. This book is absolutely fascinating. It is impossible to put down even when the hour gets late. The characters are so realistic that they draw you right into their lives and you feel every emotion they have. It is especially poignant when you are an empty nester yourself. Stormy and Tootsie were delighted when three families with little girls moved into the empty houses on ...