Linda’s Book Obsession Reviews “Rules For Moving” by Nancy Star, Lake Union Publishing, 2020 for Suzy Approved Book Tours
Nancy Star, the author of “Rules for Moving” has written a memorable and thought-provoking novel. The genres for this novel are fiction, dramatic fiction, and dramatic family fiction. The timeline for this story is set in the present and goes to the past when it pertains to the characters or events in the story. The author describes her characters as complex and complicated. There are secrets and betrayals. I appreciate that Nancy Star discusses the importance of family, friends, growth, confidence, love and hope.
Widowed Lane Meckler gives advice to help other people with problems. Lane might give the appearance of being confident, but that is furthest from the truth. Before her husband had died in an accident, she wasn’t sure of their marriage. Her 6 year old son only speaks to her, and she patiently tries to help him, and is frustrated.
When Lane decides to move, following the pattern that her parents often did, she follows the simple rules that she is used too. Lane starts to question the dysfunctional things that she sees in her parent’s lives and hers.
Lane has to find the courage to grow for not only herself, but for her son. I would recommend this thought-provoking and heart-breaking story to other readers who enjoy reading about family drama.