Recommended by Angela

I needed to switch it up. I have been reading so many dark and twisted stories lately I was craving something different. Something unique. I am so happy I stumbled upon A Borrowed Life. It is a story that is so much more than finding ones self and living a life that makes you happy. It is about second chances. It is about heartache and love. It is about growth and relationships. It is about testing ones beliefs and coming to terms with the fact that ones happiness can be from many different things. Things you wouldn't even expect. Watching Liz fight for her own mental freedom was exhilarating. Freedom from her late husbands beliefs. From the town's gossip and opinions. From her daughters resentment and hovering eyes. She was so much stronger than she even knew she could be and even though she is middle age, this felt like a coming of age tale. Kerry Anne King really laced this sentimental book with humor and realistic dialogue and the delivery was spot-on!

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“He’s off duty,” she says virtuously. “You can only ogle him when he’s in uniform. There are rules.”

“Volunteers as an EMT,” Val supplies in response to my raised eyebrows. “Bernie has a thing for a man in uniform.”

“Or preferably out of uniform.” Bernie waggles her eyebrows.

My body is all want, every nerve ending I possess trying to reach through my car door, through the rain, to touch his hand, his arm, his lips. Lacey wouldn’t wait to be kissed. Lacey would do the kissing.

Lance’s face is so close to mine I can’t see his eyes anymore, and I close my own. His hand cups my face, gently, gently, and his lips are not dry or dutiful, they are warm, they are alive and mine also are alive and oh God I have never been kissed like this in the course of my entire existence.

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From the Amazon Charts bestselling author of Whisper Me This comes an emotional and sharply witty novel about how life’s unexpected detours can ultimately bring you home.

For thirty 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?

ASIN: B0841XZVL5

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