When sophisticated Texas oil heiress Catharine Houston, who had led a high-profile, luxurious life of Wife and mother, comes to Beverly Hills after her divorce and meets elegant Elizzabeth Brighton, who had lived an exciting, glamorous life of a model and actor’s wife with heartbreak of her own, the two join forces in their search for appropriate new husbands.
Bolstered by Catharine’s wealth and sense of adventure and Elizzabeth’s celebrity connections, the two look for love in all the right places, including London, New York, Huston and St. Croix. The shared master plan is to meet the right man and live happily ever after but on the way, they recreate themselves, make up for lost time and live life to its fabulous fullest.
After involvement with a number of Mr. Rights which are ultimately wrong for the right reasons, the search continues but the sustaining relationship is the one they forge with each other as best friends.
With this roman a clef, Jean Sanders Torrey follows her nonfiction success, “Why Men Marry and Why Men Don’t” with a loosely disguised glimpse into the personal world of glamour, passion and survival. In “Best Friends Forever,” she explores the deep bond of friendship between two very different modern women who under the skin, deep in the valley of values, are soul sisters. They share happiness, heartbreak, hilarity and hope over the rocky course of several decades.