- Title: With No Regrets
- Author: Julie N. Ford
- Paperback: 340 pages
- Publisher: White Star Press; 1 edition (May 26, 2015)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1939203651
- FTC FYI: I received a review ecopy in exchange for
- an honest review.
Living With No Regrets Is Harder Than It Seems:
Finley isn’t exactly sure when her life began to feel unfamiliar. She suspects the transformation started long before she caught her husband and fellow garden club member doing the white-trash-two-step on her new Bernhardt sofa. Now free from the shackles of a loveless marriage, and with her children off to college, she’s finally able to go searching for the missing pieces of her heart. Finley’s best friend, Cathyanne, is already working hard to ensure that Finley finds true love this time around. But when Finley is unwittingly tossed into the arms of two men—their sexy trainer and her neighbor, a popular country star—Cathyanne fears finding the right guy will be more complicated than she ever could have imagined. For Finley, building a new life feels as impossible as flying a paper airplane to the moon. But maybe, just maybe, with the right help, she will find her whole heart—even if it’s in the very last place she thinks to look.
I have loved the books written by Julie Ford. You know that you will definitely read a good romance. This book also had a lot of humor and some very spicy characters. The women in this book are Southern, sassy, and don't take things lying down. They stand up for what they want and what they believe in. This can also cause problems along the way. Friendship is a big focus in the book.
Finley is the main character who is forty and now a divorced, single mom. Yes, I could totally relate to her thoughts and feelings with starting your life over again mid-life. It's a scary time for a woman in this position and Julie captured exactly how I felt right after my divorce. The characters are shown as humans with faults and stumbling along the path of life. The characters though are good Christian people who in the end find ways to lift each other up.
Finley is confused a lot because of the three men in her life: her cheating, ex husband Roy, her new, younger boyfriend Josh, and her really good friend, country singer Quinton. Now I was just way jealous of this character to have so many options in which to have man troubles. But, through it all and her interactions with them she learns many things about herself and grows from it all in the end.
This book will have you laughing at the funny characters, but the story will also bring you to tears in a few places. If you like stories like Steel Magnolias, you will love With No Regrets. This cast full of characters that will stay on my mind for a long time to come. I may even keep talking with a Southern accent for a while too. Bye Y'all!
Content: moderate innuendo, kissing (including heavy making out), talk of affairs; mild Southern religious elements; mild language .
Meet Author Julie N. Ford
A graduate from San Diego State University with a BA in Political Science, Julie N. Ford also earned a Masters in Social Work from the University of Alabama, which has only made her better able to recognize the unhealthy, codependent relationship she has with writing. Professionally, she has worked in teaching and as a marriage and family counselor. She is the author of six women’s fiction novels, including Count Down to Love, a 2011 Whitney Award finalist. When she’s not writing, she entertains delusions of being a master gardener, that is, when she’s not killing the unsuspecting plants in her yard with her good intentions. She lives outside of Nashville, Tennessee, with her husband, two daughters, and the cutest Scottish fold cat you’ve ever seen. She loves to chat with readers.
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