Best Laid Plans & Other Disasters (January 2017)
"Rivers...convincingly creates a world in which the choices that women—and men—must make about career, romance, and family aren’t just theoretical. They’re personal." -- Kirkus Reviews
“Witty, warm, and compulsively readable. Rivers has deftly created lovably flawed and relatable characters you don’t want to miss.” -- Amy Avanzino, author of Wake-Up Call and From the Sideline
“In BEST LAID PLANS & OTHER DISASTERS, Amy Rivers unfolds relatable characters struggling to sort out complex issues. Relationships are never easy, and in this tightly woven tapestry of real life challenges each character must roll with the punches and redefine their goals going forward. It will suck you in, hold you tight and keep you on edge as you turn the pages to discover their hard-pressed solutions.” -- Kathryn Mattingly, author of Benjamin, Journey, and Olivia’s Ghost
ABOUT THE BOOK: A year after she is elected mayor of a prosperous Colorado city, Gwen's career and life are fully on track, all according to plan. So why is she in such a slump emotionally and physically? New conflicts keep boiling over in city government, and her earlier allies no longer support her. She and her boyfriend have an ideal relationship, which she finds inexplicably dissatisfying. Without telling her, he decides to take a new job that has him traveling out of state every week. Suddenly unexpected developments turn everything topsy-turvy, and Gwen is forced to re-examine her carefully-planned life.
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