Author: Lisa Roe
Published by: Sourcebooks Casablanca on Apr. 5, 2022
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Source: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Book Rating: 7.5/10
After years of struggling to make ends meet, Queens single mom Ginny falls for sweet, divorced Jeff, and relishes the idea of moving with her quirky eleven-year-old daughter Harri to his home in an upscale New Jersey suburb. Though she’s never been impressed by material things, she is thrilled that getting a second chance at love comes with the added bonus of finally giving Harri everything she never could before.
And then she meets the neighbors.
Ginny is quickly thrust into the complicated realities of a neighborhood defined by the ever-shifting alliances of PTA moms, Real Housewife contenders, and their mean-girl daughters. When the neighbors’ secrets, back-stabbing, and bad behavior take a devastating toll on her daughter and new marriage, Ginny must decide what really matters—and protect it at all costs.
Spirited, uplifting, and sweet!
Welcome to the Neighborhood is a heartwarming, playful tale that takes you into the life of painter and single mother Ginny Miller as she juggles a new marriage, a relocation to the snooty suburbs, a husband away on contract in another country, and a daughter taking extreme measures to try and fit in.
The writing is genuine and tender. The characters are insecure, easygoing, and multilayered. And the plot is a delightful blend of life, love, family, friendship, motherhood, self-reflection, tricky situations, and touching moments.
Overall, I found Welcome to the Neighborhood to be a charming, heartfelt, effortless read by Roe that did a lovely job of mixing heavier issues with some lighthearted fun.
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Thank you to Sourcebooks Casablanca for gifting me a copy in exchange for an honest review.