I just really loved this one! I was absolutely rooting for Lillie the whole way. I was fully invested in her life!
Lillie has just sent her son off to college and settle into the next chapter in her life when her husband blindsides her with a divorce. And she’s pissed off.
I really loved Lillie’s story. She kind of jumps back and forth between the present and reflecting on how she got to this point in her life, and I enjoyed those flashbacks. Her narrative voice was funny and true-to-life, and I completely connected with her. She had some pretty crazy ideas as she worked through her emotions in the aftermath of her husband and his cheating ways. I loved them, and I couldn’t wait to see what was going to happen next.
I completely recommend this for readers that enjoy a “hell hath no fury like a scorned woman” kind of read that mixes with heartbreak and healing. Loved it!
Where to Find This Book:
From New York Times bestselling author Kristan Higgins comes a funny and surprising new novel about second chances–and why the lies we tell ourselves are the most dangerous.
Lillie Silva knew life as an empty nester would be hard after her only child left for college, but when her husband abruptly dumps her for another woman just as her son leaves, her world comes crashing down. Besides the fact that this announcement is a complete surprise (to say the least), what shocks Lillie most is that she isn’t…heartbroken. She’s furious.
Lillie has loved her life on Cape Cod, but as a mother, wife and nurse-midwife, she’s used to caring for other people…not taking care of herself. Now, alone for the first time in her life, she finds herself going a little rogue. Is it over the top to crash her ex-husband’s wedding, dressed like the angel of death? Sure! Should she release a skunk into his perfect new home? Probably not! But it beats staying home and moping.
She finds an unexpected ally in her glamorous sister, with whom she’s had a tense relationship all these years. And an unexpected babysitter in of all people Ben Hallowell, the driver in a car accident that nearly killed Lillie 20 years ago. And then there’s Ophelia, her ex-husband’s oddly lost niece, who could really use a friend.
It’s the end of Lillie’s life as she knew it. But sometimes the perfect next chapter surprises you…out of the clear blue sky.
Just the Facts:
Out of the Clear Blue Sky by Kristan Higgins
Publisher: Berkley Books
Pub Date: June 7, 2022
I was provided a gifted copy of this book for free. I am leaving my honest review voluntarily.