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A Girl’s Guide to Moving On by Debbie Macomber

A Girls Guide to Moving OnIn 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.


I must admit I have never before read a book by Debbie Macomber but glad this was my first! A Girl’s Guide to Moving On was a great read, and brought out all kinds of emotions. Nichole and Leanne are some very strong women, even if they don’t completely feel that way.

Leanne was Nichole’s mother in law, that was until she found out her son had been cheating on Nichole and she just couldn’t let her go through life the same as she had. This brought them even closer. Nichole had the courage to stand up to her husband and file for divorce. Although she had a young son, Nichole was strong enough to start a new life for herself and Owen. It took nearly two years for Jake to finally get the picture and realize Nichole wasn’t coming back. Sucks to be him..not really, he treated her like crap and deserved a lot worse than what he got.

Leanne and Sean were a completely different story, although they were almost the same. Leanne had been married to Sean for 35 years. Through the years he had had many affairs, in and off again flings, and a wife sitting at home trying to hold it all together. She never believed that she would make it without Sean. Thankfully, when Nichole filed for divorce it gave Leanne the courage and push she needed to end her long lost marriage. Although she had been married to Sean for many, many years they were together out of convenience. A good ‘picture’.

That all changed for both of them when they made a list of things to help them move on. I cant recall what all was on the list right now, but you need to read the book for yourself anyway 😉

Nichole met a handsome, kind, caring (after she cracked his shell) man. He was rough around the edges, but a big softie on the inside. Leanne had also met someone. A loving, caring, man who just so happened to be learning to speak English as a second language. And no, I did not add the to show ‘racist’ anything, I added that simply because that is how they met. She was his teacher, and they became fast friends.

Now I’m sorry but that’s all the details you will be getting out of me. I loved this book, and fell in love with the characters. But, you will think I’m psycho if I tried to explain all the feeling that went with this book. From laughter to tears, it all ran the course. Romance, a little bit of suspense and lots of laughter bring it all together. And of course, as with any book, the ending is the best. I only wish it were longer, maybe even a series but I’m sure it will be a movie one day and I can enjoy it all over again(not saying I wont repeatedly read A Girl’s Guide to Moving On). Hope you all enjoy!

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I received a complementary copy of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. These thoughts and opinions are all mine.

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A Girls Guide to Moving OnIn 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.


I have to admit that I’ve already read this, and let me tell ya, its really good! The only Debbie Macomber book I’ve ever read, and prolly going to be the best book turned movie one day too.

Anyways, you are going to love the relationships, love, and even some of the anger in this book. Once you start reading you will not want to put it down. So be on the lookout.

A Girls Guide to Moving On will be released the Feb. 23, 2016. My review will be posted on the 19th, so come back and check it out. Enjoy 🙂

No Return by Stacy Claflin

No Return by Stacy ClaflinFamily comes first. Until it kills you…

Rusty Caldwell is a lonely victim of tragedy. After losing his wife and kids to a drunk driver, he spends most nights towing drunks to keep them off the streets. His one-track existence takes a turn when he finds out his estranged sister Mandy has committed suicide.

After flying out to offer his support, Rusty learns there’s much more to the story. It turns out his sister had been cheating on her husband Chris with Travis Calloway, the rich CEO of the biggest company in town. Before Mandy died, she claimed that Travis fathered one of her children and demanded that he pay up…

Rusty and Mandy’s neighbor Laura look into Travis, only to receive death threats for their troubles. With Travis and Chris both looking guilty, Rusty better find out the truth before he’s the next one to fall.

No Return is a compelling suspense dealing with themes of loss and forgiveness. If you like gripping page-turners, twisted villains, and surprising twists and turns, then you’ll love Stacy Claflin’s latest chilling creation.


If you haven’t read the Gone series yet you do not love Rusty as you should… He has a huge heart that was ripped to pieces when he lost his family. Now he is becoming a part of his sisters life a little too late.

When Mandy is found dead Rusty fly’s out to be there for her family. If only it were that simple… A lot of secrets are revealed, some it seems are worth people dying to be kept secret. But, have you meet Rusty? He’s not just going to lay down and take whatever you decide to give. He’s going to jump in with both feet until the truth is found.

While trying to find out what happened with Mandy, Rusty is beginning to form a relationship with his niece and nephew. When his brother in law flips out he knows something bigger is going on and he needs to be there for those kids. In the process of all this Rusty also starts having feelings for the next door neighbor, which happed to be his sisters best friend. They work together to dig deeper into the secrets Mandy left behind.

No Return is a well written, page turning suspense. Claflin really did not let us down with this one! We were brought into Rusty’s world and got an inside look at what all he was going through. I love having these story’s to go along with the actual series. A deeper look into the supporting characters gives me a different look on the whole situation. Luckily, I still love Rusty 🙂

 

I received a complimentary copy of this book via the author in exchange for an honest review. These thoughts and opinions are all mine.

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Thin Ice by Irene HannonAfter losing her parents in a car accident and her sister to a house fire, Christy Reed has been mired in grief. Life is finally starting to feel normal again when an envelope arrives in the mail–addressed in her sister’s handwriting. And the note inside claims she is still alive.

FBI Special Agent Lance McGregor, a former Delta Force operator, is assigned to reopen the case, but he’s coming up with more questions than answers. If Ginny Reed is still alive–who is the woman buried in her grave? Where is Ginny? And is Christy a pawn in a twisted cat-and-mouse game–or the target of a sinister plot? As he digs deeper, one thing becomes clear: whoever is behind the bizarre ruse has a deadly agenda.

Bestselling author and two-time Christy Award finalist Irene Hannon warms readers’ hearts as they root for a romance between Lance and Christy, but she pulls out all the stops as this high-stakes thriller chills to the bone in a race to the finish.


Well if you haven’t read anything by Irene Hannon yet, here is your chance to start. This is the second book in the Men of Valor series, and you don’t want to miss it. I love everything she has written so far and I know Thin Ice will be no different. It will be a week or two before my review is posted, but come back to check it out!