Friday, October 18, 2013

Book Review: Kick Start by Caren Crane

Title: Kick Start
Author: Caren Crane
Publication: May 1, 2013
Publisher: Self-published
Rating: 4/5
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SYNOPSIS: Sometimes when life stalls right in the middle of the journey, all it needs is a Kick Start...

Linda Dowling is ready to shake the dust of her bitter divorce off her boots and Kick Start her life into action. She level sets her children, goes back to college, meets a younger man and life starts rolling down the post-marriage highway. Until her old life freezes her new one in mid-cruise. Friends and neighbors in Linda’s suburban paradise do not approve of any divorce, much less one in their midst. They certainly don’t approve of Linda’s new love interest. 

Linda does not want to care, but she spent the last 20 years trying to fit in. It would be crazy to turn her back on the life she so painstakingly built–and her ex so abruptly knocked down–for an untried start-up relationship. Or would it? Linda reroutes her journey and decides to make a detour–including side trips to see her hairdresser, her mother, the homicidal Courtroom Barbie who wrecked her marriage and her suddenly psycho ex-husband–and see where else life might take her. All she needs is courage and a good old-fashioned Kick Start.

REVIEW: Kickstart, a novel about starting over and moving on, is one enjoyable read.

Linda, a divorcee mother of three, is starting over and getting her life back on track after her husband leaves her for another woman. Looking for a new start, and an income to help support her family, Linda heads back to school.

Back to school, a makeover, and a sexy young guy seem to be just the things that Linda needs to move on and yet she still finds herself at a standstill. Wondering about what her neighbors and friends will think about her relationship, along with her children, Linda tries to put off her feelings only to find out that in the end, some things are just worth it. 

Kickstart shows that moving on can be scary, but with family, friends, and new love interests, anything can happen. Linda finds out that life is what you make of it, and you are who you want to be....In the end it seems that Linda figures herself out and what matters in life.

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