Rosie has been stuck the past several years of her life. The problem is, she doesn’t realize how stuck she is. She thinks her life is fine, and she’s satisfied for the most part. She is forty-four when her partner of fifteen years is offered a job across the country and he proposes to her, everything in her life starts to shift. Does Jonathan really understand her? What’s going to happen to her outspoken and cantankerous grandmother, Soapie? The woman is over eighty and prone to falling. Someone needs to take care of her. Sopie tells Rosie that she’s got a boy living with her to pour her gin and tonics. Tony Cavaletti has his own tangled relationships that he’s working through.
As Rosie helps care for her grandmother, she starts learning more about herself and her family. Some things devastate her, others help her grow, and still others scare her to death.
I was really into this book at first, but then Rosie actually started to irritate me. I just wanted to shake her until she put everything together. She is so intent on trying to fix everyone else’s problems because she doesn’t want to face her own. The characters were well-developed and most of them were likable. When Rosie finally, finally made her decision, the book ended abruptly. I would have liked to see a little more of her life after her decision and how it worked out for her.
***Blogging for books has changed their program is now offering more than Christian fiction. Please note, this book was not Christian fiction (which is what I normally review). There was foul language, the Lord’s name was taken in vain several times, and a few sex scenes in this book.
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