Living With No Regrets Is Harder Than It Seems
Finley isn’t exactly sure when her life began to feel unfamiliar. She suspects the transformation started long before she caught her husband and fellow garden club member doing the white-trash-two-step on her new Bernhardt sofa. Now free from the shackles of a loveless marriage, and with her children off to college, she’s finally able to go searching for the missing pieces of her heart.
Finley’s best friend, Cathyanne, is already working hard to ensure that Finley finds true love this time around. But when Finley is unwittingly tossed into the arms of two men—their sexy trainer and her neighbor, a popular country star—Cathyanne fears finding the right guy will be more complicated than she ever could have imagined.
For Finley, building a new life feels as impossible as flying a paper airplane to the moon. But maybe, just maybe, with the right help, she will find her whole heart—even if it’s in the very last place she thinks to look.
This book was not exactly what I was expecting! Finley has done what she was expected to do her whole life, so to kick Roy to the curb after she actually caught him in the act of cheating this time (and not just suspecting it like all the times before), was really unexpected behavior for her.
This unexpected move has her taking a new path in her life, leading her to a self-help group for fellow divorcees. Add to that the much needed push of her best friend Cathyanne, and she soon has two very hot men very interested in her. Now Finley must find out what she really wants, and how she must live her life with no regrets.
I found this a real thought provoking read. I kept asking myself how I would act in the situations Finley was tossed in. Is it acceptable to date a younger man, did she give up on Roy to soon, where do you draw the line between remaining composed in public and speaking out what is truly on your mind,…? I found myself relating to Finley in some of the situations. I loved the friendship she had with Cathyanne, anyone like Finley needs a Cathyanne to keep her from taking life to seriously.
I also loved the style in which this book was written. The language used was of great literary quality, drawing me in, and painting a real vivid picture for me to experience rather than just read. Stark contrast to many others out there that sometimes miss the true descriptive quality of the true human emotions. Loved it!
I would recommend this to any over 30 female reader looking for a more in depth read.
A graduate from San Diego State University with a BA in Political Science, Julie N. Ford also earned a Masters in Social Work from the University of Alabama, which has only made her better able to recognize the unhealthy, codependent relationship she has with writing. Professionally, she has worked in teaching and as a marriage and family counselor. She is the author of six women’s fiction novels, including Count Down to Love, a 2011 Whitney Award finalist. When she’s not writing, she entertains delusions of being a master gardener, that is, when she’s not killing the unsuspecting plants in her yard with her good intentions. She lives outside of Nashville, Tennessee, with her husband, two daughters, and the cutest Scottish fold cat you’ve ever seen. She loves to chat with readers.