Great book about divorce and finding a new life
Lovely story about facing reality and moving on with your life ... Lauren Campbell lived out her fantasy of being a stay-a-home Mom in the suburbs, even 10 years after her divorce. Her son goes off to college and her ex sells the house that her fantasy life has been based around... a wonderful story about how you are never to old to grow up.
Though they been divorced for a decade, Lauren Campbell had not expected the rat to do what he did. When their son left home to attend college, her spouse sold the house she has resided in all these years without warning her of his intent though their legal divorce papers stipulate that his support ends once the nest is empty.
Lauren realizes she must take care of herself and can no longer rationalize that she is raising someone else while behaving as a PTA poster mom as she must accept responsibility of having no nest. She accepts work selling cheese in the grocer though she feels a bit uncomfortable dressing up like a milkmaid. Though lacking skills after looking within, Lauren decides she must find something fulfilling, but before she can learn to fish she must first eat. Thus Lauren begins the transformation to self sufficiency obtaining a job and perhaps a lover.
This is a poignant yet humorous look at a middle age woman struggling with more than just empty nest syndrome as her former spouse forces her by his actions to see her current lifestyle for what it is: empty. Rather than brood, Lauren moves on starting with her cheesy job and soon finds she enjoys life much more participating as herself rather than the image of a nurturing mom with no aspect of her life solely her own. Nikki Rivers provides a deep powerful look beyond the WINDOW DRESSING at self actualizing who is the true essence of a person as all of us wear different roles in varying relationships.
The house goes up for sale when her son goes to college this divorced woman now must make her own why and has a blast doing it
This was a cute little book and I enjoyed reading it. It read fast and the subject matter was fun. I would have liked to see the May-December romance developed more between the two main characters but in the end I was satisfied with how it ended.