Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Recovering From Life - Book Review

I received book for review.  The opinions within this post are of my own and I was not influenced in any way.  Please do your own research before purchasing products or using services.  Your opinions and results may differ.

Book Synopsis:

Recovering From Life is the tale of 39-year-old, redheaded spitfire Stephanie McCarthy¹s rollicking road to redemption. A gifted freelance writer in Northern California, Steph works days hawking frozen foods while her life limps along. Until her husband, Kenny, disappears into the crack ghetto. His descent into addiction catapults Steph onto a wild ride that feels unendurable‹but ultimately leads to her own self-discovery.

Marooned in a state of financial doom, legal tangles, and emotional turmoil, Steph navigates the pitfalls of her new path, which takes her into the realms of drug dealers, high finance‹and hot romance. With her wisecracking buddy, Lee, and other surprising allies at her side, Steph begins to rebuild her world as she stumbles into her blind spots and wrestles with her faulty guy-radar.

When Steph at last spies the 'Welcome to Reality' sign at the end of the road, she realizes that her job is to heal from a life she never chose‹and to recover from the one that she did. But while she rides that roller coaster of recovery, Stephanie has one hell of a good time.
My Review:

Debra McKenna's first novel, Recovering From Life, is a well-written story that tells of a woman named Stephanie who is stuck in her marriage with a wealth of problems. After the marriage goes south, Stephanie experiences several undertakings. The characters were relatable and some of the situations were as well. This book was enjoyable read dotted with humor that had you rooting for Stephanie as she exerted herself towards gaining independence.