This was my first Mary Kay Andrews and I was pleasantly surprised by the storyline and characters. I really enjoyed the depth to the story and how it all came full circle at the end. The characters each had their own little side story, too, which kept me engaged in each conversation throughout the story.
I liked the main character, Ivy, and how she worked so hard to be strong, independent, but also a good friend to others. She is someone I would aspire to be like if I ever found myself in her situation (divorced and living on my own unexpectedly)! The town she moved to seemed charming and welcoming, and she didn’t hesitate to make social connections and to get involved with the community.
I also really liked Ezra. My biggest complaint about this book is that we didn’t get to hear anything from his end – I think the book would’ve benefited from a dual perspective. I would’ve liked more back story on him, too. He was intriguing and genuine and kind, something I love to see in male leads.
Overall this was a solid read and I would read another by her!