Today I am thrilled to bring you my review of A Borrowed Life by Kerry Anne King on tour for Suzy Approved Book Tours!
About the Book:
Release Date : September 22, 2020
From the Amazon Charts bestselling author of Whisper Me This comes an emotional and sharply witty novel about how life’s unexpected detours can ultimately bring you home.
For twenty-six years Liz has perfectly played the part of Mrs. Thomas Lightsey, exemplary pastor’s wife and mother. But maintaining appearances for the congregation and catering to her demanding husband takes a toll, and she’s lost herself in meeting the expectations of others. When Thomas suddenly dies, Liz feels shock, grief, and, to her surprise, the siren song of freedom. Dare she dream of a life to call her own?
Despite the resistance of her daughter, Abigail, to even the smallest changes, Liz lands a role at the community theater. Inspired by new friends and the character she plays, she explores life’s possibilities, including an unexpected—and steamy—relationship with her leading man.
Just when Liz thinks she might be winning, life hits her with an unthinkable shock. She’s pregnant at forty-nine. Torn between conflicting loyalties to her daughter, her lover, her unborn baby, and herself, can Liz find a way to rebuild her dream life one more time?
Miss W’s Review:
A Borrowed Life by Kerry Anne King is an incredible story of women’s fiction.
Liz has been the wife of a pastor for over 26 years. When her husband suddenly passes away, Liz is grieving but there is also a sense of relief. No more duties in the church, all the committees and functions. She has a daughter Abigail who is a large part of this story and I love the mother daughter relationship and how the author portrays that.
On a whim , LIz starts with community theatre and while there she meets a man that she gets into a relationship with and ends up pregnant at 49 years old. This is such a poignant well written story that I devoured every word.
The author has an incredible way of writing family stories. I highly recommend this book.
About the Author:
Kerry Anne King is the Washington Post and Amazon Charts bestselling author of Closer Home, I Wish You Happy, Whisper Me This, and Everything You Are. Licensed as both an RN and a mental-health counselor, she draws on her experience working in the medical and mental-health fields to explore themes of loss, grief, and transformation—but always with a dose of hope and humor. Kerry lives in a little house in the big woods of the Inland Northwest with her Viking, three cats, a dog, and a yard full of wild turkeys and deer. She also writes fantasy and mystery novels as Kerry Schafer. Visit Kerry at www.kerryanneking.com.
Until the next chapter,