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The Overdue Life of Amy Byler
The Overdue Life of Amy Byler | Kelly Harms
Overworked and underappreciated, single mom Amy Byler needs a break. So when the guilt-ridden husband who abandoned her shows up and offers to take care of their kids for the summer, she accepts his offer and escapes rural Pennsylvania for New York City. Usually grounded and mild mannered, Amy finally lets her hair down in the city that never sleeps. She discovers a life filled with culture, sophistication, and--with a little encouragement from her friends--a few blind dates. When one man in particular makes quick work of Amy's heart, she risks losing herself completely in the unexpected escape, and as the summer comes to an end, Amy realizes too late that she must make an impossible decision: stay in this exciting new chapter of her life, or return to the life she left behind. But before she can choose, a crisis forces the two worlds together, and Amy must stare down a future where she could lose both sides of herself, and every dream she's ever nurtured, in the beat of a heart.
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jenniferajanes
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This was a fun book to read, but there‘s nothing life-changing here. Amy Byler‘s husband returns home after 3 years away (abandonment) and takes the kids for the summer. She goes away to NYC on a #momspringa and has to make some tough decisions about her life back at home.

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jenniferajanes
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Next up, courtesy of Amazon First Reads a few months ago.

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Stephuhhnieee
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Nothing like sitting on the front porch, reading a book, with a solid thunderstorm flashing and booming over the house.

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thezebramermaid
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

I borrowed this from the library, because, well, I love books as much as she does! I was originally going to return it unread because I hadn‘t had time to read it, but I had to renew it, so I dove in. I am so glad I did! I loved every minute and am still crying (don‘t judge me).

LiteraryinLititz That is so good to know! It‘s on my TBR but I am wary because often I don‘t like books about booksellers, readers, etc. 4d
RaimeyGallant Nice review! And welcome to Litsy! #LitsyWelcomeWagon Some of us put together Litsy tips to help new Littens navigate the site. It's the link in my bio on my page in case you need it. Or if you prefer how-to videos, @chelleo put some together at the link in her bio. @LitsyWelcomeWagon 3d
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🤗 3d
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GirlWellRead
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Harms's writing is relatable, endearing and witty. She is particularly effective in capturing the struggles and challenges of a mother—from mother's guilt to constantly worrying. Women regularly sacrifice themselves for their children and oftentimes it's at the expense of their own happiness. This can be detrimental to their relationships with their partners and their friends.

Are you in need of a momspringa? Than this book is for you!

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DebinHawaii
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They are taking out ceiling panels in one half of our office to fix all of the black soot coming in 😷so I 'volunteered' to work from home today so someone from that side could use my desk (I'm a giver!). 😆
Staring my Friday like I used when I was freelance, with breakfast 🥑🍞☕️ & a little reading before working a few hours at my neighborhood coffee shop. Happy Friday everyone! 🎉

DebinHawaii @LeahBergen #drizzlewin 🤣 or at least pretty close! 5d
LeahBergen Yep, this one is pretty close. 😆😆 5d
tjwill That looks delicious! What kind of sauce is on your toast? 5d
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DebinHawaii @tjwill It's a spicy garlic-sriracha aioli. Let me know if you want a link to the recipe. I copied my coffeeshop's version in case I want it at home. 😆 5d
tjwill @DebinHawaii Yes, please! I love garlic and sriracha! That sounds amazing! 5d
DebinHawaii @tjwill Here you go: https://kahakaikitchen.blogspot.com/2017/07/the-book-tour-stops-here-review-of_1... The drizzle recipe & instructions for how they make the toast in the pic is in the middle of this blog post. I use it on everything from this toast to veggies, grain bowls & fish tacos. Enjoy! 😋 5d
tjwill @DebinHawaii Thank you so much! I‘m definitely trying it next week! And your blog is so cool! I‘m looking through it now. 5d
DebinHawaii @tjwill Aww thank you! 🤗It's fun & a good way to combine my food & book passions! 5d
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Lexicon1982
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Honestly I didn‘t know if I would like this book but as a mom with a frantic life I could relate to Amy Byler on sooooo many levels! If you are a mom over 35 read this book! I laughed and so many times thought “Haha oh me too!” Amy‘s internal snark and outward cute nerd made me want to be her friend. I am very onboard with the idea of #momspringa.
4 out of 5 stars!

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rethier1
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I was not sure how much I would be able to relate to this book, given that I do not have children. But I was pleasantly surprised! The writing is clever and witty - some parts are just hilarious. The plot was creative and it easily held my interest.

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Amor4Libros
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New audiobook!

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Amanda4
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I enjoyed this book probably because I can relate. Being a single mom is hard and we forget to live for us. I cheered this momma on throughout this book for every nice meal she had, reading in comfort , every date she went on! Great reminder moms need a summer off every now and then to recharge.

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rethier1
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Thanks to this book, I am now on Litsy!! Also, truer words have never been spoken 👏🏼👏🏼 #kellyharms #theoverduelifeofamybyler #truth #audiobooks #kindle #tbr

SW-T I have this book in my TBR 😂 1w
DebinHawaii I just downloaded this one! 👍 1w
rethier1 I am enjoying this book so far! It is quippy and cute 🤓 1w
rethier1 @SW-T 🤣 This quote has come full circle! 1w
SW-T 😂😂😂 1w
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booksaremyfavorite
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How many moms take time out for themselves while their kids still live at home? I know I don‘t get much alone time, even with teenagers in the house. After three years of being a single parent her husband shows back up and she gets some me time. I enjoyed this book.

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Eggs
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This was entertaining!

BlameJennyJane I‘ve got this one from Kindle Unlimited and was curious about feedback. Good to hear! 2w
Recommended4Reading @Eggs I L-O-V-E-D this book!
@BlameJennyJane Got this free from Prime; saw a review on Twitter; read the book on Mothers Day--was so surprised Barnes and Noble didn't have the book displayed for Mothers Day... Every mom can totally relate to the “overdue life“ 😉
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BlameJennyJane @Recommended4Reading fantastic! The synopsis sounds great so I‘m glad to hear your endorsement. 1w
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jessmluc
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More than halfway through this easy-going summer read. I‘m a little disappointed with the simplicity of the style of writing, but I‘m interested to see how this all ends. #momspringa

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lamiah

Over halfway through and I'm still wondering what this book will lead to - but great writing so far!

Soubhiville Hi there, welcome! 3w
wanderinglynn Welcome to Litsy! 👋🏻 3w
MrBook Welcome to the #LitsyFamily!!! 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 3w
RaimeyGallant And welcome to Litsy from me too! #LitsyWelcomeWagon Some of us put together Litsy tips to help new Littens navigate the site. It's the link in my bio on my page in case you need it. Or if you prefer how-to videos, @chelleo put some together at the link in her bio. @LitsyWelcomeWagon 6d
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whatshesreadingnow
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This was such a fun, charming little story. I found school librarian Amy Byler (a single mother of two) likable, relatable, and adored her quick wit. A perfect summer-time read! ❥ #momspringa

Jee_HookedOnBookz I think I'll get it on my kindle! Sounds like a great read! ❤️ 3w
whatshesreadingnow @Jee_HookedOnBookz Is well worth the money spent! 💕 3w
Eggs I agree Tammy, it was charming and witty 2w
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carriebhelton
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Only halfway through this but loving it. Nerdy librarian mom goes on an adventure ... plus the writing is good. And she name-checks the Litsy app, which is how I ended up here. 🤗

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Courtneyjo_reads
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What‘s the last book you read that you weren‘t expecting to love, but ended up being one of your favorites?

I finished The Overdue Life of Amy Byler this morning and I absolutely loved it. This book was funny and quirky and everything I didn‘t know I needed. The story was relatable and I loved all of the characters and Amy‘s experiences in New York. If you haven‘t read this— please do and tell me what you think! 📖

LiteraryinLititz Great review! I‘ll have to move it up on my list! 4w
Joey5 Great review and I completely agree❤️. Fun, lighthearted and everything I was hoping it to be. I discovered Litsy through Amy Byler‘s casual mention of it, so there‘s that too😊 4w
Courtneyjo_reads @Joey5 when she mentioned it I was like “omg!!!!” 4w
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Courtneyjo_reads
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This book was everything I didn‘t know I needed. I loved it. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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BlueStockingReviews
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This book is absolutely adorable. It‘s light and laugh out loud funny and will capture your attention as well as your imagination. I couldn‘t put it down. It‘s easy and fun to read, and particularly would appeal to those hard-working mom‘s that never seem to get a break... https://www.bluestockingreviews.com/blog/the-overdue-life-of-amy-byler

BlameJennyJane Man, I just returned this without reading it to Kindle Unlimited. I may have made a mistake... 1mo
rubyslippersreads I‘m glad I picked this for last month‘s Kindle First book. 1mo
BlueStockingReviews It‘s a cutie! 1mo
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I_Like_Big_Books
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I keep going back and forth between 3 & 4 stars for this one. It was cute and fun but I‘m not sure it‘s one I‘ll remember for long. Let‘s go with ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ for being fun, quick and sweet. 😁 #romantsy #audible #kindleunlimited

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Readswithcoffee
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Truth!!! #florida

Chelleo #facts ! Welcome to Litsy! 1mo
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DebBlanchard
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This book is full of snarky comments and is laugh out loud funny. The characters are so realistic that I felt like they were my friends. It explores what we, as women, need. Sometimes that is a break from our day to day lives. Great flow throughout with incredible dialogue, this is a book that needs to be read. An absolutely amazing book that will leave you laughing.Uplifting and full of love this book will knock your socks off!

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sonrisa00
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Very cute and literally has laugh out loud moments.. a quick refreshing read!

RaimeyGallant Good to know! And welcome to Litsy! #LitsyWelcomeWagon Some of us put together Litsy tips to help new Littens navigate the site. It's the link in my bio on my page in case you need it. Or if you prefer how-to videos, @chelleo put some together at the link in her bio. @LitsyWelcomeWagon 1mo
SW-T Welcome to Litsy 😊 1mo
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🌺 1mo
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StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Welcome to Litsy 🌼📚💖 1mo
flying_monkeys Welcome to Litsy 🎉 📕 ✨ 1mo
sonrisa00 @flying_monkeys Thank you so much! 1mo
sonrisa00 @RaimeyGallant Thank you!! I am so excited to find this community of readers!! 1mo
sonrisa00 @SW-T Thank you! 1mo
sonrisa00 @Eggs Thank you! 1mo
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micamaldita
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New here, and I found this app through Amy Byler 😊

Erofan Wow! It's a sign! Welcome to Litsy! 📚 1mo
Librarybelle Welcome to Litsy! And, I think I have to read this book now, since it mentions the best app! 1mo
CrowCAH Welcome to the Litsy family!!! 📚 1mo
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JenFowler @Librarybelle I agree! I will have to read this book! 1mo
jenniferajanes Welcome to Litsy! 🎉📚 (edited) 1mo
BookwormAHN Welcome to Litsy 😺 1mo
SkeletonKey Welcome! 1mo
mcipher Yay!! That‘s so cool. 😁 1mo
Lynnsoprano Welcome to our Litsy family! 1mo
rather_be_reading welcome to litsy 📚☕📚 1mo
sudi Hi 🙋 Welcome to Litsy 😊 1mo
Chelleo Welcome to Litsy! Hope these #Litsytips by @RaimeyGallant http://bit.ly/litsytips and #LitsyHowTo videos: goo.gl/UrCpoU are helpful. There‘s so many fun things to do: book exchanges, buddy reads, photo challenges and more! #LitsyWelcomeWagon 1mo
micamaldita @Chelleo Thank you! The links are very informative. 😊 1mo
Kaila-ann Welcome!!! 1mo
rretzler Welcome to Litsy!📖 Cool that you found us through a book. 1mo
jpmcwisemorgan Welcome to Litsy!! 1mo
Kaylamburson That's so cool! Welcome to Litsy!!!! 1mo
Traci1 Welcome to Litsy! It's a great app. 😊 1mo
SW-T Welcome to Litsy 😊 1mo
LogiKitty Welcome!! 🎉🤗 1mo
Elizabeth2 How cool!! Welcome! (edited) 1mo
ladym30 Welcome!❤️ 1mo
RaimeyGallant Welcome! 1mo
MaGoose How cool. Welcome to Litsy. 1mo
PurpleyPumpkin Welcome to the Litsy family! It‘s a great community and I hope you enjoy it here. 😉👍🏽 1mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Welcome to Litsy 📖💖 1mo
LiteraryinLititz That's so cool to see it mentioned in a book! :) 1mo
xxjenadanxx How neat!! Were you stoked when you found out it was real? Welcome to Litsy! 1mo
deadrabbitsbooks 💛 Welcome to Litsy 🐇 1mo
UwannaPublishme 😍🙌🏻 1mo
DebinHawaii Welcome to Litsy!! 🎉📚🎉Hope you enjoy it here! 1mo
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Prettytears Welcome😊🙃 1mo
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baes
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Looking for some quick read recommendations since this is finals week...preferably something light with a little romance and humor. What are your favorites?(Tagged my most recent read.) #BookRecommendations

julesG Really quick pick-me-up read 😁 2mo
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CarolynM M C Beaton's regency romances, for example 2mo
baes @KirstieE Thank you! That sounds great! 1mo
baes @Clwojick Oh sounds perfect! 1mo
baes @xxjenadanxx Thank you! Added it to my TBR! 1mo
baes @julesG Thanks! 1mo
baes @julesG Thanks! 1mo
baes @CarolynM Thank you! 1mo
baes @xxjenadanxx Thank you for both! 1mo
Buechersuechtling @baes @KrisieE @Clwojick @julesG @CarolyM @Dragon @xxjenadanxx Just took screenshots of all your recommendations. 😂 Sure to come back to them sooner or later when I feel in need of similar reading stuff. 1mo
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baes
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ This was a really great light, quick read. Had me laughing out loud. About a mom who goes to NYC (on a much needed and overdue trip), while her husband (who has been absent for past 3 years) takes care of kids.

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Lisas.Library
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This was one of the April Amazon First Reads options. I ordered the thriller for my kindle as my free book but this book sounded so good I ordered the hardback for $9.99.

Overworked and under appreciated single mom Amy Byler needs a break. So when the guilt-ridden husband who abandoned her shows up and offers to take care of their kids for the summer, she accepts his offer and escapes rural Pennsylvania for NYC.

Reecaspieces I loved this book! 2mo
Addison_Reads This was my pick, but I haven't had a chance to read it yet. 2mo
Lisas.Library @Reecaspieces ~ I‘m enjoy it so far! @Addison_Reads ~ I just started it and it‘s pretty good so far. 1mo
Reecaspieces @Lisas.Library 👏🏻🙌🏻👏🏻🙌🏻 1mo
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Reecaspieces
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🍭🍭🍭🍭🍭 y‘all! To say I loved this book is an understatement! Stop by my blog and check it out! https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/40597810-daisy-jones-the-six?ac=1&from_searc...

SW-T I picked this up but haven‘t read it yet. Looking forward to it though 😀 2mo
Reecaspieces @SW-T you will enjoy it! Can‘t wait to hear what you think! 2mo
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Reecaspieces
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Well!!! How awesome is that!!🙌🏻🎊🎉🎉

BookwormM Totally awesome 😎 2mo
kspenmoll Wild! 2mo
Reggie We‘ve made it to the big time!!!!! That‘s awesome. 2mo
Reecaspieces @Reggie I know! Right! 2mo
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Karisa
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A loveable librarian mom takes a well-deserved break with her kids' full support! This fun, fast read was just what I needed for a mind break this Spring Break! (It would make terrific Summer read too.)

#momspringa

Plus, it was free from Amazon First Reads.

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Devyn
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Finally using Amazon First Reads for this one! Don‘t know much of anything about it but Chapter One was enjoyable!

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Karisa
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I'm about half way through this fun, light read and loving it.

Think Bridget Jones if she were a single, middle aged librarian mom given a couple of months kid free in New York. So much fun (and free on Amazon April First reads right now)!

AND. . . There's a Litsy shout out! 💗

julesG Woohoo! 2mo
TrishB Yay 🎉🎉 2mo
MelissaSue81 How cool!! I have this book on my kindle. Maybe I‘ll start it today. 2mo
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Soubhiville Wow! 2mo
C.Perone That's so cool!! 2mo
Redwritinghood Very cool! But can we agree that 30 books is not a huge tbr shelf? 😂😂 2mo
Karisa @Redwritinghood Agreed! Maybe the truth would not sound possible to regular readers! 🤣 2mo
JulieSouo That‘s why I‘m here. Never heard of Litsy before. I‘m a big fan of GoodReads 2mo
Karisa Welcome to Litsy, @JulieSouo ! I just heard about it on Twitter in December from an author I follow. It's awesome! All books all the time, but a bit more interactive than Goodreads (or at least how I was using it). 🤗 2mo
JulieSouo Is there a way to sync my lists from good reads? 2mo
Karisa @JulieSouo Not that I know of but that would be an awesome feature. 😊 2mo
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JulieHartman419
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Such a fun book! After all the heavy novels I've read recently, I needed something light and out of my normal genre of historical fiction. This was the perfect choice! This was my April Kindle First Reads pick. I haven't had much luck with those recently, so imagine my delight when devouring this one! I ended up reading it whenever I could, even in the vehicle! I loved everything about it, but most of all I loved how real it was. Great read!

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My Amazon first pick for the month. When Amy‘s estranged husband offers to watch their kids for a few months, it‘s no surprise Amy is a bit thrown by the idea of having time to herself. Amy ventures to New York City, where she embarks on a “momspringa” and attempts to reinvent herself. She learns to let love back into her life—and really, how to live again. Her journey is punctuated by moments that are very, very funny and also deeply insightful.

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Felso
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My Kindle First pick for April

Texreader Still deciding... I like to wait a few days and see how the reviews go. 3mo
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