8/19/15

With No Regrets - Julie N Ford

4 Stars!

ABOUT THE BOOK -
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.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR -
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.  
Visit her at JulieNFord.com.
 
MY THOUGHTS -
This was a cute, quirky, fairly clean, and sometimes funny romance/chick-lit. I had never read this author before and didn't even know she had so many books out there! I would like to try another one sometime.
This book was a little slow for me in the beginning and I didn't have enough of an invested interested in it, but still... I liked it! It won me over as it got better throughout the story.

I liked the fun cheekiness of the characters. They were definitely relatable. I really liked Cathyanne, the best friend, she was great! And I also really liked Quinton - great guy! I wasn't too sure about the "therapy group" in the beginning but ended up liking it and the members.
And - I liked the philosophy behind the group -
1. Subjugate fear - take chances. Learn from and consent to the unexpected.
2. Defy the rules, embrace the guidelines Rules emphasize the result. Guidelines focus on the journey.
3. Smash the box! Look outside your comfort zone for the best answers and the greatest opportunity for growth.
4. Brimful heart. If one's heart is hallow, one's actions are hollow.
5. Letitgo. Leave the past, live the future!
 I loved these! I think these are great rules to live by, and change by, and grow by! They were my favorite part of the book.

This was a nice fun summer read for me that surprised me into liking it more than I thought I would.

Thank you "Book Blasts and Blog Tours" for sending me this e-book for my honest review!

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