Thursday, March 05, 2009

Back to Life

In going through my box o'review books (and yeah, I have an entire box!), I found one that I never reviewed! Oops. Sorry to CFBA and Kristin Billerbeck.

The original post is here, and I'm reprinting the synopsis:

Lindsey realized when she married Ron, a man 17 years her senior, that the odds were he’d see heaven before her, but she never expected to be a widow at 35. There’s too much of life left for her to just sit around in mourning. But she can’t seem to kick start the rest of her life.

That is until she gets some help from Ron’s first wife, Jane, who shows up unexpectedly at her door one day as the executor of her husband’s estate. Jane is everything Lindsey’s not… independent, stubborn… and a lot older. Plus she has one surprise after another… including a son named Ron Jr. (she insists he’s not “really” Ron’s son). But an unlikely friendship develops as each woman begins to reevaluate what is really important, and owns up to the mistakes they’ve made in the past.

Told in the alternating voices of Jane and Lindsey, and with the return of many of the witty characters of The Trophy Wives Club, this book is a lighthearted, relatable read for when life goes in a direction you never planned. With faith and friends, there’s always light at the end of the tunnel. If you would like to read an excerpt of chapter 1 of Back To Life, go HERE

I enjoyed this book a lot more than the first in the series, The Trophy Wives Club. Both books have Billerbeck's trademark snark, but where Trophy Wives dealt with divorce more, Back to Life deals more with widowhood (although, readers of the first book will remember that Lindsay and Ron had separated in the first book, so Lindsay really has dealt with a lot!). Both life situations are tough for women in their 30s, and I appreciate the honesty with which the author deals with these situations.

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