Review: A Girl’s Guide to Moving On

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





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. Leaning on each other, Nichole and Leanne discover that their inner strength and capacity for love are greater than they ever imagined.

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.

Rating: 4-stars


A Girl’s Guide to Moving On by Debbie Macomber is a beautifully woven tale. It stole my heart away. The characters had a lot going on their plates. They also had a lot to admit to both themselves and each other. Grief, loss, and anger fade away as healing and love conquer each one of the protagonists. It was heartfelt. The plotline is steady and engaging. Drama from relationships that faded and brust to new ones that blossomed, I was hooked. Themes of family, friends, love and faith are poured into every page. Debbie Macomber has once again blown me away with her words. I felt like I was there witnessing it all. Readers, like myself, will have experienced heartbreak and betrayal before the bad disappeared. Then it like the sun coming out and drying up the rain. Taking the anger and resentments far from their hearts. Emotionally driven story, A Girl’s Guide to Moving On has a lot to offer. Morals and guidance every step of the way. Overall, I recommend it to those who love clean Hallmark films.

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