My rating: 3 of 5 stars
When Anna's mum walks out on the marriage, she has walked out on her daughter too. This has left one big gaping hole in not only her Father, but herself.
We see her Father going through anguish and Anna left wondering why her Mother left them.
Determined to find out, she thinks of hiring a PI, however, her Mother used to be the breadwinner supporting not only her Father, but herself.
Now that all funds are held, they have to sale up. The move takes them both to a place that they used to live way before they started living the high life.
She has to leave her new boyfriends too. Her life, her friends and her lifestyle.
You see the slow progress that she makes and the resilience she has in supporting her Father until he comes out of his black hole ready to live again. You also go through the dilemma of a girl who doesn't know if the boy she left behind is the one she is in love with or the one she has 'bumped' into from her past.
You need to stay with the book to get the best out of it.
I liked it!
I was given this book as a complimentary in exchange for an honest review.
Anna Parker’s life disintegrates with one phone call. Her dad’s selling their ritzy New York City condo because her Wall Street banker mom emptied their bank account and ran off with another man. Which means Anna has to drop out of her elite college and move with Dad back to their small Ohio hometown. Anna’s determined to reclaim her life ASAP, so she’ll use the next few months to save money, help Dad get back on his feet, and find and confront her mom.
But Anna doesn’t anticipate things going so wrong. The only job she can get is working as a lunch lady in an elementary school. Their money-pit duplex is falling apart around their feet. And her dad is depressed without her mom, who's proving hard to find.
One bright spot in the chaos is Gavin Metcalf, a kindergarten teacher she dated when they were young teens. With his easy wit and sexy smiles, he makes her forget her stresses—and the fact that her boyfriend Steven back in New York doesn’t know the truth yet about her dire circumstances. When past and present collide, Anna has to decide where her future lies.
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