A Girl's Guide to Moving on

A Girl's Guide to Moving on

A Novel

Book - 2016
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"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"--
Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, ©2016.
ISBN: 9780553391923
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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