A Girl's Guide to Moving on

A Girl's Guide to Moving on

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Book - 2016
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * In this powerful and uplifting novel, 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.

Praise for A Girl's Guide to Moving On

"Debbie Macomber's finest novel. Betrayal and sorrow can happen in any stage of life and, in this wonderful story, her very nimble hands weave a spectacular kaleidoscope of courage, struggles, and finally joyous redemption and reinvention. Macomber totally understands the human heart. I absolutely loved it!" --Dorothea Benton Frank, New York Times bestselling author of All the Single Ladies

"Whispers a message of love, hope, and, yes, reinvention to every woman who has ever wondered 'Is that all there is?' I predict every diehard Macomber fan--as well as legions of readers new to the Macomber magic--will be cheering for Leanne and Nichole, and clamoring for more, more, more." --Mary Kay Andrews, New York Times bestselling author of Beach Town, Ladies' Night, and Summer Rental

"Macomber is a master at pulling heartstrings, and readers will delight in this heartwarming story of friendship, love, and second chances. Leanne, Nichole, Rocco, and Nikolai will renew your faith in love and hope. The perfect read curled up in front of the fire or on a beach, it's as satisfying as a slice of freshly baked bread--wholesome, pleasantly filling, and delicious." --Karen White, New York Times bestselling author of Flight Patterns

"Beloved author Debbie Macomber reaches new heights in this wise and beautiful novel. It's the kind of reading experience that comes along only rarely, bearing the hallmarks of a classic. The timeless wisdom in these pages will stay with you long after the book is closed." --Susan Wiggs, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Starlight on Willow Lake

"Debbie dazzles! A wonderful story of friendship, forgiveness and the power of love. I devoured every page!" --Susan Mallery, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Friends We Keep
Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, [2016]
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780553391923
0553391925
Branch Call Number: Rom
Characteristics: 339 pages ; 25 cm

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Doobie2_0
Jul 20, 2017

First time reading her book and I really enjoyed it.

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trosado
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.

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lilyofthevalley3
Aug 11, 2016

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

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MissMercy
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

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Liselara
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).

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bekeli
Jul 04, 2016

Pretty predictable, I enjoyed it.

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pp47
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

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bernadette81
Jun 22, 2016

Debbie Macomber never disappoints! A book you cannot put down even if you figure out the ending early on....

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!

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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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bernadette81
Jun 22, 2016

Great new book from Debbie Macomber. Two woman (mother and daughter-in-law, cute twist!) are both in marriages with unfaithful husbands. Father and son are quite a team! The women move out and on with their lives, supporting each other in the paths they take. Could not put it down even if you can figure out the ending at the beginning ;>

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