This is a contemporary romance that may or may not appeal to you as the heroine is in her mid-late 40s.
I know not everyone likes reading romance novels when the main characters could be your parents age. I mean ew right? No one wants to think of their parents like that!
What I really loved right off the bat was that Candice was real. In every sense of the word. She’s not a perfectly fit size 8 (my American friends that’s like a size 2 for you I believe), she has some grey hairs, her fashion sense is a bit outdated and her body isn’t holding up like it used to. She even went through a messy divorce that left her lonely, especially when her kids grew up and moved out.
Although Candice went through almost a complete make over, none of it was triggered by a desire to be young and pretty or to impress a guy. Her car broke down, so she got a new one. Her normal hairdresser was out, so the step in one did something a bit different. These were catalysts for change that she rolled with and only did what she was comfortable with and I loved it.
I’m all for, if you’re not comfortable with who you are, how you look or how you feel then do something about it. But I’m also massively against changing who you are to fit in or to impress someone else. For example, even though society, my family and my partner all tell me I should dye my hair to hide my greys. I’m adamant that I want to age gracefully. That’s my choice.
Candice’s choice was to take control back of her life and live it to it’s fullest because you only have one. And I love it! This message of body positivity, acceptance and being who you are is so important for people to read. And I love that this is being addressed in an age group that’s probably feeling quite self-conscious about how they look thanks to marketing and social media.
Thank you for bringing us a real book, with a real character!
- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 941 KB
- Print Length: 251 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1074534085
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Lilac Tree Books (22 August 2019)
- Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B07V72XKWP
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
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- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #172,488 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)