A Thirty-Something Girl follows the story of Hope. At the age of 30, she finds her life in utter shambles. Everything that could go wrong has - divorce, loss of a child, financial struggles. It is the love and unfettered support of her close friends who keep her from being lost in the quicksand of utter despair. As she slowly begins to wrap her head around who she is and what it means to be happy, she meets a man, Sam. Sam is also not a stranger to hardship and finds himself at his own crossroads. Together they find comfort and peace in one another; a soft, quiet place to fall, when the rest of the world is too hard and too noisy to inhabit.
A Thirty-Something Girl is a story about the power of human resilience, the importance of friendships, and the magic of true love. It is a story that teaches us (and reminds us) that happiness is actually a very simple concept: it is a choice. A choice we must remember to make each and every day.
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Hope for Hope
Hope has been in denial of her own depression for years, then when her world collapses around her, she finally admits what has been going on and turns to her friends for support. This is Hope's journey of how she put her life back together and found a more positive outlook with a touch of romance and a real life happily ever after.
I'm a thirty-something girl and though I haven't been in Hope's situation, I still found her a very relatable and likeable character. I loved her close knit group of friends and how supportive they were of each other. It was a quick, easy read but still had depth. This story made me laugh and made me cry.
I listened to the audiobook edition, which I received free from the narrator in exchange for an honest review. I think she did a fabulous job and her voice was well suited to this story. I listened to the whole book in one go, I cleaned the house and took the kids to the park, all with my bluetooth headphones on.
Darker Bridgette Jones Stye Book
I liken this to a Bridgette Jones type of book but on a darker level. The Hope found that her husband was cheating and the hero, Sam, is no longer married after a traumatic event.
Hope is determined NOT to find love again because she thinks she is unworthy. Sam has a lot of issues but encourages a relationship. A series of events land them together and they help one another work through all of their previous stuff.
There are some glossed over intimacy situations for those who do not like graphic descriptions. While *I was given a copy of this book in exchange for my thoughts, opinions and review* I highly recommend it. It is the kind of book I would purchase my own.
The narrator does a wonderful job with multiple characters. I could easily distinguish between the four female friends and Sam was the only male of any consequence.
I was really happy with the story and I will look for other work by this author & narrator.
Notes: Nothing to warn about in this one.
Credit worthy/$: Yes for either option. This is a bit heavier than the Chic Lit beach read. But it kept my interest and I was able to listen to all of it in one sitting.
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