My very first blogging buddy, Nancy Roman, of Not Quite Old, has written a book!
I admit, I was a little nervous to read it. I always am, whenever I pick up a book by someone I know. Because I worry that I might not like it. And then what do I say?
When it’s a book written by a blogging buddy, though, I am being ridiculous. Because I already know that I like them. I already know their writing style. I already know that they can spin a good yarn.
Still, I shouldn’t have worried. Not with Nancy. Because Nancy is that good.
Just What I Always Wanted is the story of a fifty year old woman who changes her life dramatically, in part by adopting a pregnant 14 year old misfit. Nancy’s gift for dialog and understatement, makes the story of the interaction between Cynthia and Shannon, as they try to form a life together, simultaneously poignant and hilarious. It’s a story of hope, of love, of commitment and forgiveness.
After the real-life events we’ve all been living through, this warm-hearted story shined up my innate optimism just a bit.
Buy it. Read it. Get it here.
Would I steer you wrong?