Monday, November 7

Blodeuedd's Monday Review: The Next Best Day by Sharon Sala

Narrated by Amy Rubinate

Publication date Nov 8, 2022

Running time 11 hrs

Publisher. Tantor Audio

Romantic fiction / to review

This was romantic fiction with really dark undertones, so dark that I wanted to cry several times. It was one of the toughest beginnings I have read.

It starts with a school shooting, very traumatic, and Katie suffers from ptsd for the rest of the book. That, together with her fiance leaving her, makes her move to a small town. To see if she can ever teach again.

Bad things happens in small towns too, though this time at least not to her. Just crime gone bad.

But she finds a new meaning in life. New strength, and a budding romance with the hot single dad across the street.

Very low on actual romance, and more on dramatic relationships and suspense here and there. But there is a HEA. And she so needed happiness.

I liked it, but that beginning is tough.

Good narration, she kept me in it all the way through

A fresh start for a young teacher to build the life she's dreamt of

A second chance at romance for a single dad

The warm and uplifting small-town community cheering them on

After two back-to-back life-changing events, first grade teacher Katie McGrath left Albuquerque for a fresh start in Borden's Gap, Tennessee. She is finally back in the classroom where she belongs, but it will take a little while for her to heal and feel truly like herself. She'll need to dig deep to find the courage it takes to try again—in life and in love—but with some help from her neighbor Sam Youngblood and his adorable daughters who bring her out of her shell, her future is looking brighter than she dared imagine.


Carole Rae said...

This would make me cry!

Sophia Rose said...

I was not in the right place mentally to deal with those opening scenes that hit the heroine so I had to set this aside, but glad to see you thought it a good one. I love her books.

Blodeuedd said...

That beginning was horrific

Blodeuedd said...

I was not either and where I listened was not the place for it either