Author Maria Murnane recently reached out to me wondering if I would be interested in reading and reviewing her latest novel called Bridges. After reading the book blurb and learning that it was the second in a series, I was excited to read both Wait for the Rain and Bridges. Scroll on to read my review of the first book Wait for the Rain and tune back in tomorrow for my review on her new novel Bridges, the second in the Daphne White series.
Wait for the Rain by Maria Murnane
Wait for the Rain is a wonderful women’s fiction novel. Well written, entertaining, and thought provoking, this novel is about living in the moment and learning to let go of the past. Being a good parent is not mutually exclusive to being a married parent and sometimes marriage doesn’t work, especially when it wasn’t right to begin with.
A milestone birthday is celebrated, and as they say forty is the new black. This book was fun and I loved reading it. It reminds you that it’s never too late to find yourself and live the life you want. It’s never too late to go after your dreams. Dance until you can’t, because life is short.
I loved all three of the main characters; Daphne, KC and Skylar. Daphne’s friend KC was one of my favorite characters because she’s a constant ball of energy. I’m 28 and I don’t know if I’ve ever had that much energy but KC’s attitude and perspective on life inspired me to work on getting active again and being healthier.
Main themes of the novel were perspective, life, love, and friendship; a fabulous combination for a wonderful story. I couldn’t wait to read the next one! Thankfully I didn’t have to wait long! Check back in tomorrow for my review of Bridges.
My Rating: 5/5 Stars
I received a complimentary review copy via the author. All reviews 100% reflect my honest opinion.
About the Book
Title: Wait for the Rain
Author: Maria Murnane
Published: February 2015
Book Blurb: Daphne White is staring down the barrel of forty—and is distraught at what she sees. Her ex-husband is getting remarried, her teenage daughter hardly needs her anymore, and the career she once dreamed about has somehow slipped from her grasp. She’s almost lost sight of the spirited and optimistic young woman she used to be.
As she heads off to a Caribbean island to mark the new decade with her best friends from college, Daphne’s in anything but the mood to celebrate. But when she meets Clay Hanson, a much younger man, she ignores her inner voice warning her that she’s too old for a fling. In fact, this tropical getaway might be the perfect opportunity to picture her future in a new sun-drenched light.
With the help of her friends, Daphne rediscovers her enthusiasm for life, as well as her love for herself—and realizes that her best years are still ahead.
About the Author – Maria Murnane
Maria’s road to becoming an author is a little crazy. She used to work in high-tech PR but hated it, so she quit and ended up playing semi-pro soccer in Argentina for a year. While she was down there she decided to write a novel, which was something she’d always dreamed of doing. Fast forward a few years and a LOT of perseverance, and she’s now the best-selling author of Perfect on Paper, It’s a Waverly Life, Honey on Your Mind, Chocolate for Two, Cassidy Lane, and Katwalk. Her next book, Wait for the Rain, will be released in Feb 2015. And yes, she still plays a lot of soccer!
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