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
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.