Another book read in August!! WHAT!?! I know, it is like I found my reading motivation again…finally. Summer break is over and we have entered the world of remote learning which means the kids and I are on screens ALL DAY LONG! By the time evening rolls around I want nothing to do with TV or my computer which means I have actually been picking up my books. What a concept! HA!
For the 9th book read this year I went for The Lost Husband by Katherine Center. I love Katherine Center‘s writing and have shared a number of her books before. The Lost Husband has been one on my list for a while and ironically there is now a movie on Netflix. I haven’t watched it yet…maybe this weekend. I am really glad I finally sat down and read The Lost Husband because it was a good one!
Book 9 Read In 2020
“Dear Libby, It occurs to me that you and your two children have been living with your mother for — Dear Lord! — two whole years, and I’m writing to see if you’d like to be rescued.” The letter comes out of the blue, and just in time for Libby Moran, who, after the sudden death of her husband, Danny, went to stay with her hypercritical mother. Now her crazy Aunt Jean has offered Libby an escape, a job and a place to live on her farm in the Texas Hill Country. Before she can talk herself out of it, Libby is packing the minivan, grabbing the kids, and hitting the road.
Life on Aunt Jean’s goat farm is both more wonderful and more mysterious than Libby could have imagined. Beyond the animals and the strenuous work, there is quiet, deep, country quiet. But there is also a shaggy, gruff (though purportedly handsome, under all that hair) farm manager with a tragic home life, a formerly famous feed-store clerk who claims she can contact Danny “on the other side,” and the eccentric aunt Libby never really knew but who turns out to be exactly what she’s been looking for. And despite everything she’s lost, Libby soon realizes how much more she’s found. Libby hasn’t just traded one kind of crazy for another; she may actually have found the place to bring her little family, and herself, back to life.
My Review Of The Lost Husband
I just love the way Center writes. I always feel like I end up in the story with her characters and can completely relate to them. This book flows great and the characters are well developed and likable. What I enjoyed the most was the subtle romance but the heavy development on family and friend relationships.
The phrase “Things happen for a reason” is kind of annoying to me but I do see that just like the message in this book, we are put into situations to make choices to pave our future. Libby’s choice of making such a big move and life change allowed her to really reflect on what she lost and how she would rebuild her life with her kids. As a mom, I found myself feeling like I could totally be her when it comes to the bullying issues.
Without giving away too much about this story, this is a must read if you enjoy a good chic lit, inspirational, light hearted reading with a little romance. Goodness knows we all need a little fun reading in our lives right now and this is the perfect book just for that. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book.
Book 9 DONE!! Once again I am excited that I am slowly making some progress on my reading goal. And this was a great book to add to my list for 2020! I cannot wait to share book 10 with you soon!! I am always looking for new books to add to my reading list so please share some books you have really enjoyed recently. Make sure you check out my 2020 Reading List and Goal too. Maybe you can add some of my books to your list this year!
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