Even though I’m in the middle of a book (yay Hunger Games!) and have a few others lined up, it’s never too early to start thinking about what’s next from my mom’s list. I’ll be picking up Mary E. Mitchell’s Starting Out Sideways as soon as I get a chance.
The book follows the story of Roseanna Plow whose husband has just cheated on her with her best friend. On top of that injustice, Rosie faces parental problems, job stress, and unlikely romance. The official description says, “With laugh-out-loud scenes seamlessly interspersed among gut-wrenching moments of heartache, Starting Out Sideways is a unique and utterly delightful novel that will make you laugh, cry, and remember what’s truly important in life.”
So yes, it sounds kind of like typical women’s fiction, but many women’s fiction titles do well for a reason. They are moving and fun and can keep an audience hooked. I’m looking forward to all of this…and more.