Wait for the Rain by Maria Murnane
Daphne White is staring down the barrel of forty—and is distraught at what she sees. Her ex-husband is getting remarried, her teenage daughter hardly needs her anymore, and the career she once dreamed about has somehow slipped from her grasp. She’s almost lost sight of the spirited and optimistic young woman she used to be.
As she heads off to a Caribbean island to mark the new decade with her best friends from college, Daphne’s in anything but the mood to celebrate. But when she meets Clay Hanson, a much younger man, she ignores her inner voice warning her that she’s too old for a fling. In fact, this tropical getaway might be the perfect opportunity to picture her future in a new sun-drenched light.
With the help of her friends, Daphne rediscovers her enthusiasm for life, as well as her love for herself—and realizes that her best years are still ahead.
If you have ever read the sister chicks by Robin Gunn, "Wait for the Rain" reminds me of that type of story with the adventure side of things and embarking on a journey with friends. Daphne and her friends head off to the Carbbean to celebrate her 40th Birthday. Filled with humor and witt you'll enjoy the company that embarks you on the journey and it will like you're on vacation with a group of friends. Don't worry you'll have fun, get into a little trouble and along the way help Daphne discover who she is again. She even gets involved in a fling romance. The characters are relatable, but overall this book didn't captivate me. I had a difficult time getting into the book and staying with it. Maybe this book is for you and isn't for me. I was given a copy from the author and a favorable review was not required.
About the Author:
The way Maria became an author is a little crazy. She used to work in high-tech PR but hated it, so one day she quit and ended up playing semi-pro soccer in Argentina for a year. While she was down there she decided to write a novel, which was something she'd always dreamed of doing. Fast forward a few years and she's now the best-selling author of Perfect on Paper, It's a Waverly Life, Honey on Your Mind, Chocolate for Two, Cassidy Lane, Katwalk, Wait for the Rain, and Bridges. And yes, she still plays a lot of soccer!
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