A GIRL’S GUIDE TO MOVING ON – DEBBIE MACOMBER
“There is a grieving process because divorce is a death.”
The book focuses on Nichole and Leanne. When Leanne discovers her son has been unfaithful in his marriage to Nichole, she realizes that he is turning out just like his father, her cheating husband. Her trust shattered, Nichole isn’t willing to give her husband a second chance. Her leaving the marriage gives Leanne the strength to do so too after years of putting up with her husband infidelity. Living in apartments across the hall from each other, the two women become each other’s support group. They create A Guide to Moving On – a list to help them move on and make a new better life for themselves. The list helps them pave the way to healing and love. They embark on new experiences and relationships. They both fall in love again so the book does have romance but the book also focuses on Nichole and Leanne’s friendship, support, and how strong they can be. Leanne is thankful that Nichole had given her the courage to do what she should have done years earlier. Nichole appreciates Leanne’s insight, support, and wisdom. They left their marriages defeated, depressed, and convinced they were unlovable. Together, they conquer those feelings and discover a new path to happiness.
Well written story, developed characters, and an interesting story about a difficult time in two women’s life. Where it could have been a downer, it is instead inspiring and hopeful.
I received an uncorrected ebook file for an honest review via Netgalley
Random House Publishing Group – Ballantine Books
Pub Date Feb 23, 2016
In this powerful and uplifting novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Debbie Macomber, a mother and her daughter-in-law bravely leave their troubled marriages and face the challenge of starting over. Leaning on each other, Nichole and Leanne discover that their inner strength and capacity for love are greater than they ever imagined.
When Nichole discovers that her husband, Jake, has been unfaithful, the illusion of her perfect life is indelibly shattered. While juggling her young son, a new job, and volunteer work, Nichole meets Rocco, who is the opposite of Jake in nearly every way. Though blunt-spoken and rough around the edges, Rocco proves to be a dedicated father and thoughtful friend. But just as their relationship begins to blossom, Jake wagers everything on winning Nichole back—including their son Owen’s happiness. Somehow, Nichole must find the courage to defy her fears and follow her heart, with far-reaching consequences for them all.
Leanne has quietly ignored her husband’s cheating for decades, but is jolted into action by the echo of Nichole’s all-too-familiar crisis. While volunteering as a teacher of English as a second language, Leanne meets Nikolai, a charming, talented baker from Ukraine. Resolved to avoid the heartache and complications of romantic entanglements, Leanne nonetheless finds it difficult to resist Nikolai’s effusive overtures—until an unexpected tragedy tests the very fabric of her commitments.
An inspiring novel of friendship, reinvention, and hope, A Girl’s Guide to Moving On affirms the ability of every woman to forge a new path, believe in love, and fearlessly find happiness.