A Girl's Guide to Moving On - Debbie Macomber

A Girl's Guide to Moving On

By Debbie Macomber

  • Release Date: 2016-02-23
  • Genre: Contemporary
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 180 Ratings

Description

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • In this powerful and uplifting novel, a mother and her daughter-in-law bravely leave their troubled marriages and face the challenge of starting over.

When Nichole discovers that her husband, Jake, has been unfaithful, the illusion of her perfect life is indelibly shattered. While juggling her young son, a new job, and volunteer work, Nichole meets Rocco, who is the opposite of Jake in nearly every way. Though blunt-spoken and rough around the edges, Rocco proves to be a dedicated father and thoughtful friend. But just as their relationship begins to blossom, Jake wagers everything on winning Nichole back—including their son Owen’s happiness. Somehow, Nichole must find the courage to defy her fears and follow her heart, with far-reaching consequences for them all.

Leanne has quietly ignored her husband’s cheating for decades, but is jolted into action by the echo of Nichole’s all-too-familiar crisis. While volunteering as a teacher of English as a second language, Leanne meets Nikolai, a charming, talented baker from Ukraine. Resolved to avoid the heartache and complications of romantic entanglements, Leanne nonetheless finds it difficult to resist Nikolai’s effusive overtures—until an unexpected tragedy tests the very fabric of her commitments.

An inspiring novel of friendship, reinvention, and hope, A Girl’s Guide to Moving On affirms the ability of every woman to forge a new path, believe in love, and fearlessly find happiness.

Praise for A Girl’s Guide to Moving On

“Debbie Macomber’s finest novel. Betrayal and sorrow can happen in any stage of life and, in this wonderful story, her very nimble hands weave a spectacular kaleidoscope of courage, struggles, and finally joyous redemption and reinvention. Macomber totally understands the human heart. I absolutely loved it!”—Dorothea Benton Frank, New York Times bestselling author of All the Single Ladies

“Whispers a message of love, hope, and, yes, reinvention to every woman who has ever wondered ‘Is that all there is?’ I predict every diehard Macomber fan—as well as legions of readers new to the Macomber magic—will be cheering for Leanne and Nichole, and clamoring for more, more, more.”—Mary Kay Andrews, New York Times bestselling author of Beach Town, Ladies’ Night, and Summer Rental

Reviews

  • A Girl's Guide to Moving on

    5
    By Jmcjp
    Unique, wonderful book. Loved it!
  • Readers Beware

    5
    By Missy101767
    Once you open this book you will be totally indulge you won't want to put it down. Enjoy!!
  • Your Mind is Full and Encased in this Book.

    5
    By Missy101767
    Readers beware, when you start to read this book you won't be able to but it down. It's that great. Enjoy!!!
  • Loved it.

    5
    By Ivekiii
    I thoroughly enjoyed this book.
  • Another emotional Debbie Macomber read!

    5
    By Pam50627
    An emotional read of a unique relationship between a mother & her daughter in law. This stand alone novel is a detailed account of a relationship between 2 women years apart facing the same issues. Leanne has lived with an unfaithful husband for years. The relationship comes to a head when she discovers her son Jake treating his wife, Nichole & son Owen the same way. Because Leanne always turned a blind eye, he thought Nichole would to. Debbie writes about the journey that Leanne & Nichole travel from leaving their spouses, filing for divorce & creating a new life for themselves. This unlikely pair support each other throughout the journey. Debbie manages to make sure you feel every emotion the characters feel. With Leanne we experience her torment & guilt from going against her son & husband to her pleasure in Nichole creating a new life for herself & Owen. Nichole feels guilty for depriving her son of the life he would have had if she had stayed with Jake. I couldn't put this book down! Just like any Debbie Macomber book I've ever read, I was so involved I stayed up until late in the night to finish it. I laughed, smiled, & cried buckets of tears! You won't be sorry if you purchase this book to read!
  • Silly

    1
    By Gudfuuxh goat gf
    I can't even finish this book. It's silly and I could care less about these characters, no depth, just plain silly and a bit annoyed with the "perfect" women the main characters are portrayed as. Blech!
  • A girls guide to moving on....

    5
    By Mlimani
    LOVED IT!!!!
  • Waste of money

    1
    By Henolyjess
    Reading about Leanne falling in love with a controlling immigrant was more than I could bear. This story was painful to get through and I found myself constantly rolling my eyes at the childish nature of the characters and the writing style
  • Sweet Novel!

    4
    By Kris Anderson, The Avid Reader
    A Girl’s Guide to Moving On by Debbie Macomber is a novel about women getting on with their life after divorce. Nichole Patterson and her mother-in-law Leanne Patterson have just divorced their husbands. They have moved into apartments next door to each other in Portland, Oregon. They have come up with what they call “A Guide to Letting Go and Moving On”. It is easier to say than to do. Nichole was married to Jake. They have a son, Owen. But then Jake (just like his father) cheated on Nichole with another woman and the other woman became pregnant. Jake has done everything possible to delay the divorce. They are still working out the details almost two years later. Nichole just wants to get on with her life. She is a substitute teacher and also volunteers at a dress shop that helps woman gets clothes who are going into the work force for the first time. Nichole meets Rocco Nyquist on day when her car goes into a ditch. Rocco is kind, hardworking, and a good man. Can the new relationship survive the interfering ex-husband? Leanne Patterson was married to her husband, Sean for thirty-five years and he cheated for the majority of the marriage. Leanne always looked the other way. Now she sees that it gave her son, Jake the wrong idea (that his wife would put up with it). Nichole gave her the courage to file for divorce (they did it together on the same day). Leanne is now living on her own (a first) and teaches English as a second language at the community center. It is in the class that Leanne meets Nikolai Janchenko from the Ukraine. He is a wonderful baker with a great personality. He cares very much for Leanne, but then Sean needs assistance. Will Leanne ever get happiness? She will need to have faith that everything will work out according to God’s will. A Girl’s Guide to Moving On was a sweet (though predictable) book. It was a beautifully, crafted novel. My interest was held throughout the whole book. It is easy to read with entertaining characters (especially Nikolai). The ending was just wonderful. Fans of Debbie Macomber will love A Girl’s Guide to Moving On. I give A Girl’s Guide to Moving On 4 out of 5 stars (I liked it, but I knew how it would end). There is just the right amount of faith and God in this novel (it is not pushy or in your in face). I received a complimentary copy of A Girl’s Guide to Moving On from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
  • Emotional

    4
    By BookSnuggle
    "A Girl's Guide to Moving On" by Debbie Macomber. This is a story about a daughter in-law and her mother in-law. This is a different type story than I normally read. You have a unique situation where a daughter in-law files for a divorce because her husband was unfaithful. The mother in-law feels that she has done a disservice to her son by overlooking her husbands unfaithfulness. She files for a divorce too. Nichole's biggest supporter is her mother in-law. The daughter in-law, Nichole, and mother in-law Leanne end up dating very different men from the ones they had been married to. Will they be able to take a chance on love again? There are twists and turns that were unexpected in this story. After reading the story, you see the importance of forgiveness and that people can change. This is very different from the typical romance novels but I really enjoyed it. This novel goes much deeper plus you get two romances in one story. I received a copy of this book from NetGalley/Random House Publishing Group for an honest review.