Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Waiting for a View

I received a copy of Waiting for a View by Debby Mayne from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
Pushing 40, Bloomfield's garden club vice president Sherry Butler has never moved out of her family home, still works at the same card shop where she landed a job after high school, and so resists change that she never accepted years of marriage proposals from Theo, the only man she ever loved.

Once he moves on, Sherry is pursued by Brad Henderson, an old friend who always seems to be there when she needs a helping hand. His kindness only annoys Sherry until one day she is shocked into self-reflection when a little girl points to her and asks her mother if she's "the sad woman who will wind up being an old maid."

With a friend's encouragement, Sherry plans a turnaround, putting her house on the market and her name on the waiting list for a nice apartment with a view of the lake. She also agrees to go out with Brad, another bold step outside her comfort zone.
Letting go of the past is about as simple as an elephant picking up a pea, but for the first time in her life Sherry will leap into the exhilarating world of the great unknown, a place where faith is crucial and true love is waiting.

I enjoyed this book.  It's based on a small town with characters that many of us have in our lives.  There's the motherly older lady, the snoopy and bossy peer who we're deep down scared of and a new friend that we didn't expect.  No matter what happens everyone in town is there to help when needed.  When Sherry finally decides things in her life need to change she finally realizes that she wasn't really living or happy.  Maybe we could learn something from Sherry.

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