Title: A Girl’s Guide To Moving On
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Author: Debbie Macomber
Publisher: Ballantine Books, Feb. 23, 2016
Source: Free for review from the publisher
Sexy Rating: 3
Description from Amazon.com:
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.
A stunning and revealing novel of the devastation of two marriages and the redemption of two broken hearts. Actually all the hearts are broken because no one wins when marriages dissolve. I read this book in one sitting because I had to know what would happen to Nichole and Leanne as well as Rocco, Nicholi and Jake and Sean. I had tears more than once both sad and happy. The author dealt with the emotional issues of separation beautifully and truthfully. I highly recommend this book.