20190421_150416.jpgWelcome to my stop on The Overdue Life of Amy Byler blog tour sponsored by TLC Book Tours! Thanks to TLC for the invitation! Please read all the way down for your chance to win a copy, too!

About the Book:

“A laugh-out-loud funny, pitch-perfect novel that will have readers rooting for this unlikely, relatable, and totally lovable heroine, The Overdue Life of Amy Byler is the ultimate escape—and will leave moms everywhere questioning whether it isn’t time for a #momspringa of their own.” —New York Journal of Books

Overworked and underappreciated, single mom Amy Byler needs a break. So when the guilt-ridden husband who abandoned her shows up and offers to take care of their kids for the summer, she accepts his offer and escapes rural Pennsylvania for New York City.

Usually grounded and mild mannered, Amy finally lets her hair down in the city that never sleeps. She discovers a life filled with culture, sophistication, and—with a little encouragement from her friends—a few blind dates. When one man in particular makes quick work of Amy’s heart, she risks losing herself completely in the unexpected escape, and as the summer comes to an end, Amy realizes too late that she must make an impossible decision: stay in this exciting new chapter of her life, or return to the life she left behind.

But before she can choose, a crisis forces the two worlds together, and Amy must stare down a future where she could lose both sides of herself, and every dream she’s ever nurtured, in the beat of a heart.

My Thoughts:

Amy Byler is a single mom with her hands full. When she’s feeling particularly overwrought, her estranged husband returns and offers to care for the kids for the summer. 

Amy accepts, and she’s off to NYC. Amy has led a quiet life, but her alter ego comes out. She even goes on a couple blind dates. 

One of the blind dates ends up capturing her heart, and when the summer is about to end, Amy has to decide between her new life and her old one. 

Amy doesn’t get to make that choice, though, because both lives collide.

Amy is the quintessential mom who has put her children and family ahead of herself for years. She’s made so many sacrifices she feels like she no longer knows herself. It was fun and entertaining to watch her make that discovery on her “momspringa.” 

The characters in the book are quite charming. Friends Talia, Daniel, and Lena really round out the story. Amy was always my favorite, though. She’s endearing and relatable, and I was captivated with how her life would turn out. I was fully absorbed in Amy’s story and loved all the bookish nods! This book is a true, refreshing escape! 

I received a complimentary copy. All opinions are my own.

About the Author:

Kelly Harms is the author of The Good Luck Girls of Shipwreck Lane and The Matchmakers of Minnow Bay. She has also worked with New York Times and USA Today bestselling authors, Edgar, RITA, and Agatha award winners, and Indie Next List Picks in her time as an editor at a division of HarperCollins and later as an agent at the Jane Rotrosen Agency. She lives in Madison, Wisconsin with her son Griffin and puppy Scout.

***Book Giveaway***

For a chance to win a paperback copy of The Overdue Life of Amy Byler, please make sure you are following my blog and comment below. Sorry, US entries only per publisher rules. A random winner will be chosen on May 13, 2019. 

Have you read The Overdue Life of Amy Byler, or is it on your TBR? Happy Reading! ~ Jennifer THR