Publication Date: July 2019
ARC from Ballantine Books and Netgalley.com
Excerpt: “No matter what the weather, my window on the bay never failed to soothe me.”
When best friends and single moms, Jenna, an emergency room nurse, and Maureen, a librarian, find themselves with empty nests, the reality of a trip to Paris finally seems like it is on the horizon. As they plot and plan for their trip, life interferes in the most unexpected ways. As the women work their way through the unforeseen events, they each meet a man along the way.
The novel tells the story in alternating chapters of each woman’s struggle with her challenges and the men they meet. Jenna, who has sworn off doctors as a result of her ex-husband, meets a kind, decent man who happens to be a surgeon, and Maureen, a quiet and rather staid librarian at the local library, becomes acquainted with a good looking construction worker who is a bit rough around the edges but has a definite interest in books and life. Have the two women finally met compatible men after all these years? Can they juggle elderly parents, grown children, and new relationships?
The story is pretty predictable and a bit slow in places. The book makes a nice, easy paced read for those who enjoy a clean story without a lot of excess drama.
This copy was received from Ballantine Books and Netgalley. The above thoughts and opinions are wholly my own.