This book is a real page-turner. The main character is an everyday woman who will resonate with readers. They’ll be drawn in by her vulnerability and will cheer her victories.
Abby Halladay has planned her whole life. She is preparing to marry Fred, move into their perfect house in her old hometown of Paris, Texas, and continue to give people sound advice in her newspaper column. Then Fred flies off to the real Paris after admitting he is bored, her dream house is riddled with termites and declared inhabitable and she is canned from her column with no source of income in sight. Running into her old friends and being surrounded by her family reminds her of the person she used to be — someone who appreciated the beauty of life. Armed with a new lease on life and her mother’s old camera, Abby sets out to capture the many moments in life that had previously passed her by. (Amazon, May, 266 pp., $14.95)