I recently started reading Last One Home by Debbie Macomber. This book is supposed to be about "new beginnings" and "fresh starts." And boy oh boy, after the rough last week that I've had, I can sure use a fresh start.
Right now, I am on page 56 of this book and I am loving it. Last One Home opens with a scene of three young sisters playing outside on a perfect summer evening. They're carefree and their outlook on life is the ideal image of childhood innocence. We're talking warm summer breezes, fireflies, porch lights, games of tag as dusk approaches....Actually, a scene very similar to the cover of this novel (minus the children, of course).
Fast forward and the reader meets one of the sisters, Cassie, who is now estranged from the other two. At one point Cassie ran away from home in the name of "love,"where she got married and had a baby, only to be tragically abused and beaten by her husband. One day, Cassie gets the strength to say that enough is enough and escapes her abuser with her daughter, files for divorce, and makes a fresh start all on her own. Things seem to be working in Cassie's favor, as she qualifies for a home through Habitat For Humanity, she is a hairdresser at a salon and has her own set of loyal customers, is picking up an extra side-job, and volunteers by helping other women who are victims of domestic violence. However, I wonder if by doing too many good things Cassie will end up spreading herself thin and regressing in her good fortune... I guess I'll go back to reading now so I can find out!
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