Linda’s Book Obsession Reviews “A Better Next” by Maren Cooper, She Writes Press, for Suzy Approved Book Tours
Maren Cooper, Author of “A Better Next” has written an emotional, intense, suspenseful, intriguing and dramatic novel. The Genres for this novel are Fiction, Women’s Fiction, Contemporary Fiction, and Domestic Suspense. The timeline for this story takes place in the present and goes to the past when it pertains to the characters or events. The author describes her characters as complex and complicated.
Jess Lawson is a 45-year-old, wife, mother, and works hard as a health consultant. She is at the stage of her life when her children will soon be at college. It comes as quite a surprise to find out that Arthur, her doctor husband is looking to change locations for his job, without her.
Jess is forced to deal with the consequences and fall-out with her children, her job and herself. In the healthcare field, there is competition, and many men don’t take her seriously. Something seems off at her job, and she is faced with the stress of dealing with something that might be illegal.
Although Jess might feel like her world is crumbling, she has to find a way to deal with all the various circumstances the best that she can. I appreciate that the author discusses the difficulty but the possibility of starting over and that it is never too late to do that. The author also discusses the importance of family, friends, emotional support, love and hope. I would recommend this thought-provoking book.