Flying the Nest by Rachael Johns
I received this ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
Ashling's world crumbles around her when her husband, Adrian, says he wants to try nest parenting - which is also his way of saying their marriage is over - meaning that each parent spends one week with the children and one week without them. At first Ashling doesn't know what to do with her "off" week, but then she finds herself refurbing an old cottage by the sea at Ragged Point. This newfound freedom might be just what she needs.
I found the nest parenting arrangement to be utterly fascinating, both as a concept and as a plot device. It worked really well to contrast both Ashling's new and old lives. I quickly became quite fond of Ashling and also couldn't help but fall in love with Ragged Point and its cast of characters, especially Dan! What a great reminder that it's never too late to start over.
A thoroughly enjoyable book that kept me up well past my bedtime.
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Alyce Caswell, when she isn't drinking her way through a giant pot of tea, can be found dabbling in multiple genres and writing forms. She has self-published several titles in her space opera family saga, which is divided into two series: The Galactic Pantheon and The Pantheon War. Her most recent book is The Shadow of the Gods.