Thursday 2 March 2017

Book ~ "Wait for the Rain" (2015) Maria Murnane

From Goodreads ~ Daphne White is staring down the barrel of forty - and is distraught at what she sees. Her ex-husband is getting remarried, her teenage daughter hardly needs her anymore, and the career she once dreamed about has somehow slipped from her grasp. She’s almost lost sight of the spirited and optimistic young woman she used to be.

As she heads off to a Caribbean island to mark the new decade with her best friends from college, Daphne’s in anything but the mood to celebrate. But when she meets Clay Hanson, a much younger man, she ignores her inner voice warning her that she’s too old for a fling. In fact, this tropical getaway might be the perfect opportunity to picture her future in a new sun-drenched light. 

With the help of her friends, Daphne rediscovers her enthusiasm for life, as well as her love for herself - and realizes that her best years are still ahead.

Daphne is a couple days away from turning forty.  She and her ex-husband split up two years ago and he's now engaged to get married again.  Their daughter is in her teens and doesn't need her much anymore.  Daphne had had dreams of being a successful journalist but ended up devoting her life to being a wife and mom and working part-time in a flower shop.  She's in a rut and feels like life is passing her by.

To celebrate turning forty, Daphne, KC and Skylar, her two best friends from university, go on vacation to the Caribbean.  At first, Daphne has a hard time letting go of her past and feeling like a failure.  But as the days go by, spending time with KC and Skylar reminds her of who she had been and who she had wanted to be.  Meeting an older couple who have a great outlook on life and having a younger man take an interest her helps with her healing process so she can move on.

This is the second book I've read by this author and I enjoyed it ... it was a fun book to read.  I liked the storyline and the writing style.  It's written in third person perspective.  I like Daphne, Skylar and KC.  They each had very different personalities and lives but were able to joke and poke fun at each other.  Even though they hadn't gotten together in ten years, they were still there for each other.

I look forward to reading other books by this author.

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