If you love romance novels, you may have read a Debbie Macomber book in the past as she has published over 150 novels. You can find at least one of her books near almost every store checkout as she writes such heartwarming stories.
It’s Better This Way is no exception to Debbie’s writing about love between family members, between partners, potential new loves, values and overall, wholesomeness.
The narration for the It’s Better This Way audiobook was lovely and I enjoyed that the story centred around people who are in retirement but also included their adult children. It was a nice change of perspective.
Tere were a few characters within the story that were frustrating (namely Heath’s sons) but I know it was done on purpose as there are people who are that stubborn. But overall, this was a quick book to listen to and charming.
Thank you Debbie Macomber for the finished copy and audiobook. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.
It's been nearly six years since Julia Jones had her heart broken. After her husband became involved with another woman, she did everything she could to save their marriage, to no avail. Their two daughters continue to stand by Julia in the wake of their father's behavior--and they've had a tough time getting along with the other woman who became their stepmother. Distraught after selling the family home, Julia moved into a condominium complex that offers the warmth and charm of a fresh start. Now, having settled into her new community and sold her successful interior design business, she's embraced a fulfilling new life, one that doesn't seem to need a man in it. Her beloved father's trusty saying is ringing truer than ever: It's better this way.
But when Julia meets a handsome new resident in the building's exercise room, she can't help but be drawn to him. Heath Johnson is a welcome change from the men she's encountered on the occasional--mostly disastrous--dates her sister has eagerly planned for her over the years. As she and Heath, a divorcé himself, begin to grow close, their friendship blossoms into a love neither of them had expected. However, they soon realize that combining families, even with four adult children, presents inevitable challenges.
When a dramatic revelation threatens the happiness they've found, Julia and Heath must reconcile their love for their children with their love for each other. If they can't, their bright future together may be nothing but a dream.