A Girl’s Guide to Moving On by Debbie Macomber (review by Kristi)

A Girl's Guide to Moving On

From Goodreads: 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.

My review: When I pick up a Debbie Macomber book I expect to read a story that seems believable with characters who seem real. I also expect the story to be set in a town or city that is just as real as the characters. A Girl’s Guide to Moving On didn’t disappoint.

I liked the storyline of this book. A daughter-in-law/mother-in-law duo who move to downtown Portland after leaving their cheating husbands. The two have created a guide to moving on with their lives. It was interesting to read how the two, in different stages of their lives, chose to move on with their lives and how they dealt with their exes.

Fans of Debbie Macomber are sure to enjoy this book. With her familiar writing style and a fresh set of characters, Ms. Macomber has written another bestseller.

I received a free copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for my honest opinion.

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One thought on “A Girl’s Guide to Moving On by Debbie Macomber (review by Kristi)

  1. Ms Macomber is an accomplished author. I first discovered her through her Christmas stories. She is not a fluff writer but has wonderful character development. I’m anxious to read this one! Being both a wife and mother-in- law, makes this one even more intriguing!

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