Changing Lanes by Kathleen Long

changing lanes

  • Title:  Changing Lanes
  • Author:  Kathleen Long
  • Genre:  Contemporary Fiction
  • Published:  May 2013 – Amazon Publishing
  • Source:  Publisher

My take:  Abby’s life is rolling along as planned. She writes a nice column for a newspaper, her wedding to Fred is scheduled in a few months time, and they just bought a cute little fixer-upper Victorian house in her home town. Yes, life is rolling along until things skid to a complete stop. In the blink of an eye the newspaper cuts her column, Fred decides he needs some space, and Abby gets the news that the cute little Victorian is really a termite hotel.

It’s a good thing Abby planned to move back to her home town. Instead of moving into the fixer-upper with Fred she moves back to her parents’ home. That’s where the story really takes off. I loved Abby’s family. Her parents, two sisters, and grandmother are unique and sparkling characters who moved the plot and kept the story interesting. She also reconnects with the man next door – formerly the boy next door – who happens to be living with his mother (for good reason).  They all help Abby figure out that life is best lived in the moments, the here and now.

I enjoyed Changing Lanes. Its a sweet, light novel about appreciating what’s truly important in life. I look forward to reading Kathleen Long’s next book.