finished reading

I liked reading this book far more than listening to it. I'm glad I picked up the eyeball read because I would have missed a fun book about book lovers! The author keeps a light tone while tackling some compelling issues--about motherhood, choices women make (and are often judged for making), friendship, and family. It dragged a little in the middle but I liked it and it was just what I needed after reading some heavier fare. Plus--a book about books! I adored the references throughout.

From the publisher:
Overworked and underappreciated, single mom Amy Byler needs a break. So when the guilt-ridden husband who abandoned her shows up and offers to take care of their kids for the summer, she accepts his offer and escapes rural Pennsylvania for New York City.

Usually grounded and mild-mannered, Amy finally lets her hair down in the city that never sleeps. She discovers a life filled with culture, sophistication, and—with a little encouragement from her friends—a few blind dates. When one man in particular makes quick work of Amy’s heart, she risks losing herself completely in the unexpected escape, and as the summer comes to an end, Amy realizes too late that she must make an impossible decision: stay in this exciting new chapter of her life, or return to the life she left behind.

But before she can choose, a crisis forces the two worlds together, and Amy must stare down a future where she could lose both sides of herself, and every dream she’s ever nurtured, in the beat of a heart.

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1 comment:

The Gal Herself said...

My oldest friend just finished this book and enjoyed it, too. Isn't it funny how you can go from hearing nothing about a book and then you see the title over and over?