In this powerful and uplifting novel from number-one New York Times best-selling 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.
©2015 Debbie Macomber (P)2015 Random House Audio
Although in the end I liked the book, I found myself getting upset at one of the characters often. Maybe I don't understand the cultural difference. Some of the things he said/did made me almost not want to finish the book because he irritated me so much. In the end I'm glad I finished listening. I wasn't used to feeling this was about one of Debbie Macomber's characters, that's for sure. It was nice to revisit with Cassey and Amy from the first book to this series.
This book was exactly what I needed! I am recently divorced and I could relate to it 100%. It was like Nicole and LeAnn were the friends I didn't have. It gave me hope. The story was entertaining and yet therapeutic. I highly recommend this for anyone dealing with a divorce.
i just love Debbie Macomber's books!!! romance novels that aren't crude!!! beautifully written!!! excellent narration by both narrators!!! so thrilled I finally found out about her!!!
This is only one of many good books I've enjoyed from Audible.
I would compare this to any of Debbie Macombers's other books. They all have great stories with believable characters and happy endings.
My favorite scene is at the beginning of the book when Nicole, after learning her soon-to-be ex-husband will finally sign the divorce papers, backs her car into a ditch, and Rocko, the tow-truck driver with whom she eventually falls in love, pulls her out.
The most memorable character in this book is Owen, Nicole's three-year-old son. His resilience in the face of his parents' divorce is inspiring, and his fascination with tow-trucks after meeting Rocko is amusing.
This book not only is an entertaining read but also delivers a powerful message about forgiveness. I recommend it to anyone in Nicole and Lee Ann's situation in the hope they will learn to let go of the past and move on.
I loved the characters in this two part series. Debbie always has a way of making you feel full vested in the story and characters. I would recommend her books to anyone. Just waiting for the last book in her Rose Harbor series now. Can't wait!
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