From bestselling author Nancy Star comes a deeply moving novel about the truths we hide from others and the lies we tell ourselves.
To the outside world, beloved advice columnist Lane Meckler has all the answers. What no one knows is that she also has a secret: her life is a disaster, and it’s just gotten worse. Her husband, whom she was planning to leave, has died in a freak accident. Her six-year-old son, Henry, has stopped speaking to everyone but her. Lane’s solution? Move. Growing up, that was what her family did best.
But when she and Henry pack up and leave, Lane realizes that their next home is no better, and she finally begins to ask herself some hard questions. What made her family move so often? Why has she always felt like an outsider? How can she get Henry to speak?
On a journey to help her son find his voice, Lane discovers that somewhere along the way she lost her own. If she wants to help him, she’ll need to find the courage to face the past and to speak the truth she’s been hiding from for years.
Lane is an advice columnist. Little do her subscribers know, but her life is a complete mess. She thinks she can fix her life by moving. This is what her growing up years were like…if all else fails…MOVE. However, Lane figures out this is not the answer and she is going to have to show some strength to get through this and help her young son.
This was just a so-so read for me. I did not feel very connected to the characters, especially Lane. She is nerve wracking and annoying in places. But, the story surrounding Lane and her son revolve around strength and resilience.
I did enjoy parts of this tale. The rules about moving are pretty interesting and in most cases…spot on! I am sure there are many of us who need to hear them. And, I am sure, abiding by them would be tough to handle!
This is a novel about overcoming hardships and letting go of the past.
I received this novel from the publisher for a honest review.