Author: Sandra Vischer
Published: March 23rd 2016
Date Read: March 30-April 19, 2017
*I received an e-copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Things are darn near perfect for Alex Fisher: she runs a successful business with the love of her life, her husband and the father of her two great kids. She’s managed to sail through nearly forty years without so much as a hiccup. That is, until the night her husband announces he would like to make a change-a change that has apparently been going on for months without Alex’s knowledge. Yes, he has been having an affair with Alex’s assistant. Suddenly Alex is bouncing through divorce, through her daughter’s subsequent rebellion, and through the big questions of who she really is and what she wants in life. No longer living the dream, Alex uses her calm logic, internal dialogue, and sizzling wit-not to mention her friends-to turn the shock of a lifetime into an adventure of self-discovery that takes her from the tropical waters of the Caribbean Sea to the Utah wilderness and along the impoverished streets of Peru. In this universal tale, told through Vischer’s unique voice, Alex finds that no one escapes unscathed-but we can all have a good laugh and some major personal growth along the way. A humorous, compassionate, and honest look at how the worst time in one’s life ultimately leads to unexpected fulfillment and authenticity.
“And yet, what I’ve learned to appreciate is that each challenge brings me closer to the woman I strive to be.”
This is the first novel of Sandra Vischer, it is a story of a woman who had a perfect life before having a divorce and then she has to raise their two children. Through this book, I saw how hard the divorce is for Alex and maybe for all women who went through it. I rarely read women’s fiction but I enjoyed this book, even though I read it for three weeks.
This book is fast paced, a lot of things happened in a matter of 275 pages and I like that because I got to explore more of Alex’s journey to moving on. The story is told in first person but it confuses me because there are times that Alex seemed like talking to the readers about herself. This book is humorous on the right parts and it made me enjoy reading. I like the characters except James because I hate him!
This book can empower women, that they can surpass the challenges that they could face.
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