Gabi Coatsworth, the author of “A Beginner’s Guide to Starting Over,” has written a wonderful novel about fresh beginnings, second chances, and new chapters in life with compassion, wit, and empathy. The author vividly describes her colorful characters as complex and complicated. The timeline for this story is set in the present and goes to the past regarding the characters and events. Gabi Coatsworth discusses the importance of accepting and asking for help and the importance of family, friends, and neighbors. The author also includes some pets with distinctive personalities.
The story’s female protagonist is Molly Stevenson, a widow, friend, mother, and bookstore owner. The author’s friends encourage her to enter the world of dating. The ghost of her husband is giving his advice, and the landlord of the bookstore is increasing the rent, forcing Molly to deal with difficult choices. I love how Gabi Coatsworth adds humor to tell Molly’s story. I am definitely on “Team Molly” as she slowly moves along.
I loved, enjoyed, and highly recommend “A Beginner’s Guide to Starting Over.” Happy Reading!
1 comments on “Linda’s Book Obsession Reviews “A Beginner’s Guide to Starting Over” by Gabi Coatsworth, Atmosphere Press, April 2023. On Tour With Suzy Approved Book Tours”
Thanks for this great review!
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