5 Things to Know About: A Girl's Guide to Moving On

1.  A Girl's Guide to Moving On by Debbie Macomber is a fascinating story about two ladies named Leanne and Nichole (Nichole just so happens to be Leanne's daughter in law) who both divorce their husbands because of infidelity.  The aftermath is rough on both of them.  They have to leave everything they know.  But they've always been close and so they find apartments in downtown Portland across the hall from each other and use their friendship as a support system for both of them.

2.  I have to say, I didn't expect for the backstory of this book to be so intricate!  I was pleasantly surprised.  See, Sean had been cheating on Leanne for many many years with many many women and she turned a blind eye, for various reasons.  Years later, Leanne finds out that Jake is cheating on Nichole and she finally decides that enough is enough.  She tells Nichole the truth and they both confront their husbands.  Leanne's divorce goes through right away but Jake makes things hard on Nichole, so it takes close to two years for hers to finalize.

3.  I like that this is a clean romance, but it isn't preachy by any means.  Leanne and Nichole have both gone through not-so-nice relationships and so it makes sense that with their new love interests (Nikolai and Rocco) they would want to take things slow.

4.  There were a lot of great characters in this story, excluding Nikolai, because he seemed like a stage 5 clinger.  I loved Nichole's slowly developing relationship with Rocco and it was really awesome how they were able to meld their families together so well.  Kaylene (Rocco's teenage daughter) was a real hoot.

5.  Overall, this is a very sweet story.  There are definitely some things that rubbed me the wrong way, like the way that she wrote Nikolai and Owen's speech patterns (Nikolai with his mixing up of phrases and Owen with the baby talk).  And I found Jake's complete attitude adjustment at the end of the story a little unrealistic.

But... that doesn't detract from the fact that this is a sweet story of two women moving on from toxic relationships and finding love again.  I'm a Debbie Macomber fan so I already figured I would like this book, but if you've never read anything by her before, this is a good book to start with.

Take care,

Thank you to Netgalley for a copy of this ebook in exchange for an honest review.  A Girl's Guide to Moving On will be published on February 23, 2016.


  1. I think I'd really enjoy this one! I like sweet, slow romances with a healthy dose of emotional baggage - that's why Catherine Anderson is one of my all time favourite authors. Lovely review!!

    1. This is totally a sweet, slow romance. I've never read anything by Catherine Anderson. Thanks for the recommendation!