“Guide to Moving On. The first item on that list was: Don’t allow yourself to wallow in your pain. Reach out. Volunteer. Do something you love or something to help others.”
A Girl’s Guide to Moving On by Debbie Macomber is a novel of two women, Nichole, and her Mother-in-law, Leanne. They are both dealing with cheating husbands and the outcomes
of their divorces.
Leanne was aware of her husband’s disloyalty for almost all of their marriage. However, there was always something holding her back from leaving him. Next, she finds out that her only son Jake followed his father’s steps; she realizes that she had plenty. She is not going to let Nichole, repeat her mistakes. She tells Nichole the truth and they both filing for divorces.
Now is the challenging part. How to deal with all the changes? How to move on, and to learn to live by themselves, how to trust men again?
Honestly, I expected a lot of self-pity, whining, analyzing, but actually, the novel was quite the opposite.
Two very strong, confident women, who do what they believe is right. They stay true to themselves no matter what the situation is, through the entire story. They admit when they are wrong, take responsibility and do whatever it takes to fix the situation.
I loooved the main characters in this book. I found them very realistic and believable. Moreover, I really enjoyed the novel even though I did not expect it (wasn’t into contemporary romance kind of books). But it was truly inspiring. Your life does not stop when you are fifty and divorced, or when you found out that your husband got another woman pregnant. You stand up for yourself and move on.
Definitely going to read more Debbie Macomber novels, loved her writing!