Are you living your best life?
I think we can all relate to making compromises for the ones we love. But imagine making so many changes for a man – that you’ve lost who you are entirely.
A BORROWED LIFE follows Liz: Perfect, prim, and proper pastor’s wife to Thomas; mother of the year to Abigail; impeccable knitting circle host; exemplary church member; listening ear, and shoulder to cry on to anyone who needs it.
But then Thomas dies.
Bring on the theatre crew, late night drinks, new look, and new friends and possible new love! Abigail and the church ladies are pretty sure her mother has lost her mind, but Liz is just starting to realize that she lost something else a long time ago… herself.
Liz begins to realize how much she misses “the old her” – the person she was before she met Thomas, and along with her next door neighbor Val, she begins to get “the old Liz” back.
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.
But things are not as easily found as getting her daughter and her old church friends to understand. They think she is being sinful and embarrassing, and completely disrespectful to her husband’s memory.
I loved the dynamic of old vs. new, and even a bit of “good vs. evil” as the tension really causes devisions throughout her relationships. She warily navigates them while staying true to herself for the first time her life, and this is where Kerry Anne King really shines!
She’s an expert at telling women’s stories and really grabbing you into a life where you root with all your might for the main character. Liz is equally fascinating and flawed, and it’s a delight watching her “re-become” herself!
This one is smart, it’s witty, and chock full of all the inspiration to grab the reins of life, and live your best one – on your own terms.
Thank you @suzyapprovedbooktours @amazonpub @kerryanneking and @lakeunionauthors for this fantastic gifted book.
- Item Weight : 12.8 ounces
- Paperback : 319 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1542019486
- ISBN-13 : 978-1542019484
- Publisher : Lake Union Publishing (September 22, 2020)
About the Book: For thirty 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?
About the Author: Kerry Anne King (who also writes as Kerry Schafer) is a Washington Post and Amazon charts bestselling author who writes compelling and transformational stories about family and personal growth. She loves to add in mystery, humor and an undercurrent of romance, and celebrates when she succeeds in making readers both laugh and cry.
Kerry Anne has been chosen as the 2020 Writer of the Year by the Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers Association. Her most recent novel, Everything You Are, is a finalist in the Nancy Pearl Awards hosted by the Pacific Northwest Writers Association. In addition to writing, she is enthusiastic about encouraging and supporting other writers and is the host of Tell Me Your Secrets, a videocast/podcast featuring lively, informal interviews with authors and other people involved in bringing books into the world.
When not absorbed in creative pursuits, you’ll find Kerry Anne hanging out with her real life Viking on their little piece of heaven in rural northeastern Washington