Out to Lunch has a sad beginning, because the main character, Jenna, has just lost her very best friend and business partner, Aimee. Devastated by the loss and then shocked to find out she's been put in charge of Aimee's husband and his finances for the next year, she struggles trying to rebalance her life, find what she wants to do with it, mourn the loss of her best friend, and learn to see the positive side to Aimee's husband, despite never understanding why Aimee married him in the first place.
And, of course, there's a romance story thrown in there too :)
This is such a good book and a great lesson on how to live life and to allow yourself to see the good in someone, even if it's not immediately noticeable.
Lizzy and Jane by Katherine Reay has to be on your "must read" list for 2015, if you haven't read it already. I absolutely LOVED this book. Lizzy is a professional chef who loses her zin for cooking and goes to help her sister (whom she's not close with) who has been diagnosed with breast cancer.
Despite their differences, they seem to find a common ground to let the past be forgiven and start fresh. It's a beautiful story - one that will make you laugh, cry and challenge your thoughts about your own ambitions and dreams.
And if you're a foodie, you'll love all the food references in this book. I've always thought of my family as my number one priority - it's what matters most to me. This story's underlying message I feel like is all about the importance of being around the people you love and that maybe "what you do" for a living isn't as important.
I loved Savannah Breeze and wanted to read another book by Mary Kay Andrews, so I opted for The Fixer Upper. And let me tell you, it didn't disappoint. My initial draw to the book stems from my obsession with rehab shows on HGTV, but this book runs deeper than just cosmetic improvements. It's about hitting rock bottom and doing a little sole searching to reshape and find your true "place" in life.
Everyone has obstacles in their life and it's how you face those obstacles and how you allow them to change you that defines who you are. The main character got fired from her job and was forced to move away from everything she knew to "fix up" an old family home. There's a scandal, struggle with family members and a love story that will keep you entertained throughout the book.
And now I'm on to the next Mary Kay Andrews book, Little Bitty Lies.
I just finished the book, Savannah Breeze by Mary Kay Andrews and I loved it. The story unfolds in ways you anticipate but also with unexpected twists. It takes place in Savannah, Georgia (and Tybee Island - which I had never heard of before!) and makes me want to go visit and buy a boat! The main character is a hard working woman who faces a very difficult situation but learns something new about herself along the way.
She's a woman that has dreams she doesn't give up on and is empowered by calling something "her own". This feeling of knowing you were born to be your own boss is something I can relate to.
And a story wouldn't be good without a love story... this one has a good one!I don't want to give any of it away but I highly recommend you add this to your list of must reads.
I LOVE reading and have to read every night before I go to sleep. I don't ever read anything of much substance (you know, the books that actually teach you something), just an easy read to take my mind off life :)
I started this series a couple of weeks ago and have really been enjoying it. I read this one and then immediately downloaded the next one, "The Curse of the Spellman's".
It's about a family that owns a private investigating business and they are all obsessed with finding clues and solving mysteries (even the secrets they are trying to keep from each other).
It's a New York Times bestseller and worth the read. If you get a discount for buying them both at the same time, do it, because you'll want to read "The Curse of the Spellman's" when you're done with this one.