This book was sent to Traveling With T for review consideration.
Family for Beginners
Summary: New York florist Flora Donovan is living the dream, but her bubbly optimism hides a secret. She’s lonely. Orphaned as a child, she’s never felt like she’s belonged anywhere…until she meets Jack Parker. He’s the first man to ever really see her, and it’s life changing.
Teenager Izzy Parker is holding it together by her fingertips. Since her mother passed away a year ago, looking after her dad and little sister is the only thing that makes Izzy feel safe. Discovering her father has a new girlfriend is her worst nightmare—she is not in the market for a replacement mom. Then her father invites Flora on their summer vacation…
Flora’s heart aches for Izzy, but she badly wants her relationship with Jack to work. As the summer unfolds, Flora must push her own boundaries to discover parts of herself she never knew existed—and to find the family she’s always wanted.
Traveling With T’s Thoughts:
I just love Sarah Morgan’s books- and Family for Beginners was def not an exception to my Sarah Morgan love!
What I Liked:
That cover *insert ALL the heart eyes!*
The dynamic between Flora and Izzy. Yes, Izzy was being a pain during most of the book- but she had her reasons. Yes, Flora was at times misjudging her for her behavior. But I liked how they worked together- and their issues with each other felt very real- not just contrived for conflict.
How forgiveness and yet growing beyond a friendship seemed to be a theme of this book. A best friend is a wonderful thing- but some friendships run their course and it’s not a bad thing. Sarah explores this in a gentle yet probing manner and I loved that angle.
Bottom line: For me, this was a good book. Very enjoyable family drama.
*This book was sent to Traveling With T for review consideration. All thoughts and opinions are mine alone.*
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T @ Traveling With T