A Girl’s Guide to Moving on
By Debbie Macomber
Ballantine Books, 2016. 339 pgs. Romance
A Girl's Guide to Moving On is the second in Debbie Macomber's New Beginnings series. In this story, Nicole and Leanne are two women who find themselves in a similar situation; Both are recently divorced. In an added twist, Leanne is Nicole’s ex-mother in law! Despite the family drama, the two women become close friends as together they write their guide for moving on. In alternating chapters, Macomber tells Nicole and Leanne’s journeys of healing as they piece together their broken hearts to become strong, independent women who just might be ready to love again.
Macomber stays true to the character development and plot structure that readers have come to expect from her novels, but she also shakes things up by creating male characters who are a bit outside the norm – Rocco is a hard-working tow truck driver and single father who is devoted to building a better life for his daughter, and Nikolai is a charming and talented baker who just recently immigrated from Ukraine. Overall, this is another heartwarming story that Macomber fans are sure to enjoy!