Maddie is in her 20s living in London taking care of her ailing father. Her mother lives most of the year in Ghana taking care of her business so Maddie is the one left to keep her father well. She gets fired from her job and when her mother comes back she nudges Maddie to take the leap and move out. She gets an apartment with a few girls and a new job and tries out being a new Maddie. She learns some lessons in love and friendship and then a tragic death has her rethinking everything.

At first, I thought this book was going to be just like Queenie but it evolved into something much deeper and much more emotional than that. Maddie’s false start of a life was more due to her parents than her own lack of initiative. She was learning a lot of lessons later in life than she should have, but as she revealed her family’s backstory, it was more and more heartbreaking. The exploration of grief and depression was really profound.  ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Thanks to LibroFM for access to this one via the ALC program. All opinions above are my own.

Can you read books that are mostly sad at any time or do you need to be in the right head space for it?

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I am the Vice President of Clinical Affairs for a medical device company where my job is to promote the utility of the device to doctors. I have science and business degrees and have editorial experience in medical communications. In college, I served as an Editorial Assistant for a healthcare communications company and have served on two editorial boards for peer-reviewed journals. In my free time, I always have a book in my hand... or two or three! On average, I read 20 books a month. I have looked to combine two of my skill sets to review on Goodreads and promote books on Instagram that I love to other readers. I'm open to partnering with publishers as an influencer for book tours, giveaways etc.

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