I am delighted to be taking part in the blog tour for A Borrowed Life by Kerry Anne King hosted by Suzy Approved Blog Tours. Thank you Kerry Anne King and Lake Union Publishing for my review copy!
Publisher: Lake Union Publishing
Publication Date: 9/22/2020
Goodreads Synopsis –
For twenty-six years Liz has perfectly played the part of Mrs. Thomas Lightsey, exemplary pastor’s wife and mother. But maintaining appearances for the congregation and catering to her demanding husband takes a toll, and she’s lost herself in meeting the expectations of others. When Thomas suddenly dies, Liz feels shock, grief, and, to her surprise, the siren song of freedom. Dare she dream of a life to call her own?
Despite the resistance of her daughter, Abigail, to even the smallest changes, Liz lands a role at the community theater. Inspired by new friends and the character she plays, she explores life’s possibilities, including an unexpected—and steamy—relationship with her leading man.
Just when Liz thinks she might be winning, life hits her with an unthinkable shock. She’s pregnant at forty-nine. Torn between conflicting loyalties to her daughter, her lover, her unborn baby, and herself, can Liz find a way to rebuild her dream life one more time?
My Opinion –
This was the perfect book at the perfect time! I have been in a bit of a reading slump and this book was just what I needed to help push me out of it!
Outer Liz is living a perfectly structured and organized life. Her routine never varies, she does the same thing day after day. Inner Liz has been bottled up and hidden for so many years she can barely remember who she used to be. All of that is about to change and everyone will not be so accepting!
I thoroughly enjoyed watching inner Liz blossom to outer Liz! Breaking the routine, scribbling outside the lines, and listening to the little voice in her head. Defying what she has been told for years was not easy, but incredibly inspirational to watch.
The colorful cast of characters was fantastic! I love the clash of the church woman vs. the theater group. I laughed and even got a little teary eyed towards the end.
This is my second book by Kerry Anne King and my favorite so far. It is a fun, uplifting read that I hope I have inspired you to pick up!
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About the Author –
Kerry Anne King is the Washington Post and Amazon Charts bestselling author of Closer Home, I Wish You Happy, Whisper Me This, and Everything You Are. Licensed as both an RN and a mental-health counselor, she draws on her experience working in the medical and mental-health fields to explore themes of loss, grief, and transformation—but always with a dose of hope and humor. Kerry lives in a little house in the big woods of the Inland Northwest with her Viking, three cats, a dog, and a yard full of wild turkeys and deer. She also writes fantasy and mystery novels as Kerry Schafer.
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