A Girl's Guide to Moving on

A Girl's Guide to Moving on

A Novel

eBook - 2016 | First edition
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"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"-- Provided by publisher.
"Nichole, a woman in her early thirties, is recovering from a broken heart after learning her husband was having an affair and separating from him. The twist is that her mother-in-law, Leanne, is the one who told her that her son was cheating. Leanne has looked the other way for decades as HER own husband cheated, and can't bear to see her son repeating the same pattern. In telling Nichole, she also gathers the courage to leave her husband, and the two women--ex- mother-in-law and daughter-in-law--rent apartments across the hall from each other and support one another in rebuilding their lives and embracing surprising new romantic endeavors"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, 2016
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780553391930
Branch Call Number: E-BOOK
Characteristics: 1 online resource

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Nov 25, 2019

I have long been a fan of Debbie Macomber and this book doesn't disappoint. I love the way she doesn't concentrate on 1 main character but weaves a story that includes many characters. This is not your typical young girls love story but of older women coping with divorce and becoming strong and making new lives for themselves. In the process they find new lives and loves

Jul 20, 2017

First time reading her book and I really enjoyed it.

Sep 29, 2016

Although I have been meaning to read some of Debbie Macomber's books, this is my first one. A Girl's Guide to Moving On has two concurrent and intertwining story lines from two POV's. In alternating chapters, Leanne and her (ex) daughter-in-law share how their marriages ended and how they lean on each other to move on and find love again.

Because Leanne and Nichole's stories intertwine, the alternating chapters work well. I did prefer one story line to the other, but that is personal preference and probably age-related. I could relate better to Nichole's story. Had I not won this book from a Goodreads giveaway, I might not have picked it up for myself. I did enjoy it, but I kept wanting more of Nichole's story. With two story lines, I feel like there couldn't be as much depth as I would have liked. This is a writing format that many would probably enjoy since it focuses heavily on the strength and transformative healing that takes place within each woman. The book is lighter romance and more heavily a woman's fiction story. Well written, but I think I would have liked more focus on the romance.

On a separate note, I downloaded a copy of this audiobook, as well, to listen when I couldn't be physically reading. I'm a tough critic with audiobooks since I prefer reading books on my own and I can honestly say the dual narration was well done.

Aug 11, 2016

Another great story from Debbie! I really enjoyed it. I'm in love with Rocco 😀

Jul 22, 2016

Second in the new beginnings series, I liked this better than the first book 'Last One Home'.
Nice to see strong women not putting up with cheating spouses. I couldn't put it down either....I too liked the ending

Jul 09, 2016

I had a hard time putting this one down. This is one of her better stories and I really enjoyed the main characters. I would even go so far as to predict that some women will leave their (cheating) spouses after reading this knowing that there are alternatives to heartbreaking marriages. I loved the ending(s).

Jul 04, 2016

Pretty predictable, I enjoyed it.

Jun 27, 2016

great read and unusual story line. make a great hallmark movie! a little language and sexual nuances sort of like some of her early books. she is a prolific writer

Raynpetal Mar 31, 2016

Macomber book is about two women who find themselves divorcees. They devise a plan to get on with their lives and it works!

caj1222204441801 Feb 29, 2016

What a great story of bravery and love!!! It touched the heart and even surprised the reader. Cant wait for the next one to be released.

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