Sep 17, 2017

A Girl's Guide To Moving On ( New Beginnings,#2)

a girl's guide to moving on.
New Beginnings,#2
debbie macomber.

Publisher  Ballantine.
Publication Date: February 26,2016
Genre: Contemporary Romance.
Format|Pages: Hardcover|339.
 Source:  Goodreads|Library.


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. 


Wow. A GIRL’S GUIDE TO MOVING ON blew me away. I loved the first book in New Beginnings , LAST ONE HOME but there was so much more going on in this one, or at least that is a feeling I got while I was reading it. I loved that GIRL’S GUIDE TO MOVING ON had view point from both Nichole and Leanne. I had liked them from moment that they appeared in the first book in series. If it wasn’t for Leanne, Nichole would never found out about her husband’s affair and despite how hard it was for Leanne she still told her. Who knew how long affair would have continued. I adore the friendship and connection between Nichole and Leanne, even after they left their husbands, it feels as if that brought them closer together. I am relieved that the two of them have each other to lean on when needed. The two view of points fit the story perfectly, and I was always wondered what Leanne thought, and Nichole since she found out about Jake’s affair. After Cassie, the two of them became my favorite characters in the series.

I tried to like Jake, and I did like him at first. I loved him in LAST ONE HOME but cheating wasn’t what made me dislike him, even though was part of it. I hated how he started acting after, I understand that he was hurting due to divorce, but that was his own fault and it did not excuse his behavior. I hated what he pulled with Owen, just because he disliked Rocco. I think that Rocco was a better father that Jake seemed to be, at least since the divorce. Owen needs someone like that. Rocco, I saw connection between him and Nichole from start, I feel that why Rocco wasn’t interested in going out with her friend, due to fact that he was already interested in her, thought he didn’t want to acknowledge it. I believe that both of them were in denial about their feelings about one another at start. He was good for Nichole, a good fresh start. I think, Nichole changed him in way, a guy who never committed to having a committed relationship.

As for Leanne and Nikolai, not only do I love that he is from Ukraine which is where I was born. Their relationship was cute from start. It’s not hard to see how he adored Leanne. I don’t think any student would bake bread for teacher every class unless there was something there. I know that why none of Leanne’s dating didn’t work out because she did not feel what she felt for Nikolai. It was Nikolai that I hoped Leanne would end up with. Beautiful story. A story about love, second chances, new beginnings and friendship. You will find out yourself wishing that you picked up earlier. Another great addition by DEBBIE MACOMBER .


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