Author: Fern Ronay
Title: Better in the Morning
Genre(s): Contemporary women; Women's fiction; Literature and fiction
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Review: As a reader, every now and then I come across stories that touch my soul in a way that leaves an everlasting imprint. Better in the Morning did exactly that. This story is captivating, charming, and elegantly written. In the midst of my own chaotic life, I couldn't put this book down. Veronica is the essence of so many young women who make life choices for reasons that do not truly reflect their honest desires. She is incredibly witty and charismatic, but as you first get to know Veronica, her light is dulled due to the misery she is experiencing. I really enjoyed being witness to her journey of fighting through trial and error to get to the place that she always was destined to be. Ronay's way of integrating Veronica's relationship with her grandparents into the story was incredibly unique and unlike anything I have ever read before. Their relationship added a heartfelt aspect to the novel that left me feeling envious. This book really conveyed the dynamic of life and how easy it is for us to get stuck in a routine that leaves us feeling drowned and unfulfilled. It also revealed that when we take a step back and let what feels right unfold, life can become exactly what we need it to be. Better in the Morning will make you laugh out loud and shed a few tears! I highly recommend this to anyone looking for a great story with awesome character development and a few life lessons.
Book Description: "Veronica Buccino has a plan: marry John DelMonico and quit her soul-sucking job as a lawyer. And when he tells her he has big news, she's certain he'll pop the question. But instead of proposing, John informs her that he's moving to London. Heartbroken, Veronica feels lost. Salvatore and Antoinette, her dead grandparents, begin to visit her dreams in an attempt to steer her in the right direction. At their suggestion, Veronica takes a news reporting class, which leads to a challenging freelance assignment covering a conspiracy trial. She also begins dating an unlikely suitor: creative Syd Blackman. Just when her love life and career are looking up, Veronica is tossed back to square one by an event that makes her question all her new choices."