Review: Saving Missy by Beth Morrey

Title: Saving Missy

Author: Beth Morrey

Pages: 400 Pages

Publisher: Harper Collins

The Blurb

Prickly. Stubborn. Terribly lonely.
But everyone deserves a second chance…

Missy Carmichael’s life has become small.

Grieving for a family she has lost or lost touch with, she’s haunted by the echoes of her footsteps in her empty home; the sound of the radio in the dark; the tick-tick-tick of the watching clock.

Spiky and defensive, Missy knows that her loneliness is all her own fault. She deserves no more than this; not after what she’s done. But a chance encounter in the park with two very different women opens the door to something new.

Another life beckons for Missy, if only she can be brave enough to grasp the opportunity. But seventy-nine is too late for a second chance. Isn’t it?

The Review

Oh this book crushed me and brought me back to life.

Missy Carmichael is lonely. She has no one but a chance encounter at a local park sets her life on a series of new adventures that makes her relatively small world less narrow.

I adored this story. My heart broke for Missy on every page. I whooped for her triumphs and a grieved the sad times along with her. The mixture of time frames is seamlessly interwoven and you really do get a full picture of why Missy is the way she is.

This book is restorative. Saving Missy teaches us that there is a world of opportunity out there we just have to be open to the possibilities. One thing is for certain is that Beth Morrey has really hit the nail on the head when it comes to growing old and the loneliness that can come with it. I cannot wait to see what she writes next.

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