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October 11, 2018

The Amendment by @AnneLParrish ~ a Review @tlcbooktours

by Susan Roberts

"That was the problem with giving advice-it always sounded too easy.  Life didn't change course based on greeting card hype and cheery generalities.  You had to dig down to the pivot point, the thing on which everything relied and nudge it in a new direction."
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The Amendment
June 2018; Unsolicited Press; 978-1947021099
ebook, print (366 pages); women's fiction
The Amendment is my first book by Anne Leigh Parrish but after reading it, I plan to order some of her previous books. When I read the synopsis of this book, I was afraid that it was going to be a dark depressing book -- it was absolutely the opposite. The main character Lavania is a funny and sarcastic woman who can also be very introspective and extremely kind and caring.

When Lavania's second husband dies, she doesn't appear to be very sad over it. It didn't sound as if they had a great love but that he was someone comfortable for her to be with after the fiasco of her first marriage. To deal with his death, she decides to go on a road trip. Much to her children and her friends' dismay, she sets off by herself heading west with no real plans in mind. Along the way, she meets with people and ends up in situations that she has to take care of. Will this road trip teach her to be accepting of herself and help her create a life of freedom and acceptance for herself?

First off, I love books with older women as main characters. I get tired of reading about women in their 20s who haven't really faced life yet. Lavania is a great character - I laughed with her and even shed a few tears with her, and she learned to navigate her new life as a widow.

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Susan Roberts lives in North Carolina when she isn't traveling. She and her husband enjoy traveling, gardening and spending time with their family and friends. She reads almost anything (and the piles of books in her house prove that) but her favorite genres are Southern fiction, women's fiction, and thrillers. Susan is a top 1% Goodreads Reviewer. You can connect with Susan on FacebookGoodreads,  or Twitter.

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