Devoted single mother Delphine Jones is an expert at putting her head down and moving through life one day at a time. Since getting pregnant at 16, her circle has only ever included her now 11-year-old daughter and best friend, Em, and her complicated father whom they live with. But when an opportunity for her to finish school presents itself, Delphine finally does something she hasn't done in years: she takes a chance on herself. Sometimes all it takes is one chance.
Morrey brings readers a lovely, heartwarming novel of new beginnings ... Readers will root for Delphine to thrive as she encounters new people ... Delphine's blossoming joy is sweet in this poignant story of second chances, which is also a glimpse into an incredible mother-daughter bond.
It’s overstuffed, to be certain, but the ending provides a warmhearted, feel-good resolution. As in her first book, Morrey explores intergenerational friendship and the power of human connection. Delphine transforms from an isolated young woman living a dead-end life to a person on the verge of achieving her full potential—and just as she is changed, she changes others as well. This uplifting, charming, and quirky novel will appeal to fans of Phaedra Patrick and Jenny Colgan.
Author Morrey’s second foray into fiction is an uplifting, earnest book with layered, complicated characters ... A cozy story that accepts people for who they are, warts and all, and celebrates the hard work that true change requires.