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In Denise Skelton's New Woman's Fiction: Two unappreciative teens, a verbally abusive husband, and an aggressive and interfering ex-wife is a "normal" part of her life. One Saturday morning when Liz's husband barks at her to, "Git your ass to the store and git my beer, woman,". She literally ran into someone who gave her unexpected but much needed advice. Liz decides it's ...more
Paperback, 322 pages
Published November 22nd 2011 by First Chance Publishing
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Allizabeth Collins
Jun 09, 2012 rated it liked it

Liz is not happy. Her husband is controlling and mentally abusive, her step-children are ungrateful brats, and she cannot help but feel down on herself, but after a chance meeting with a stranger, she decides that she deserves better, and heads on a road-trip towards a new life.


I really enjoyed reading about Liz's journey to find a life of her own. Her character grows so much throughout her interactions with the people she meets along the way. Each new home, new job, and
Jan 09, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Liz, Now Twenty-Three, Was Swept Off Her Feet When She Met Brian As She Celebrated With Her Friends In A Club, Once Brian Turned On The Charm, It Was Difficult Not To Melt Into A Puddle. Months Later, Against Her Dad And Sister's Warning, She Married Him And Inherited His Two Daughters. Liz Loved Her Job But Quit When Brian Wanted Her To Stay Home And Raise His Girls. The First Two Years Brian Treated Her Life A Queen And She Adored The Girls, But Brian Started Mentally Abusing Her And Once He ...more
Kristin (Kritters Ramblings)
A great chick lit for our older crowd with the main character, Liz who has endured an abusive relationship decides after a chance encounter with a stranger to leave the relationship. A book that ends up being a road trip of sorts to enable Liz to find out who she really is and what she really wants out of life.

I absolutely loved taking the road trip with her and meeting all the people she encountered. In each small town she makes friends, finds a temporary job and makes a temporary home. This
Mar 26, 2012 rated it it was ok
An ok read, however not as good as the first four I've read by her.
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A Beautiful New Story From Denise Skelton 1 1 Dec 13, 2011 08:35AM  
Denise Skelton is an avid reader who's often found reading four or five books simultaneously. Born and raised in Baltimore, MD, Denise is a part of a close-knit family and is lovingly supported by her husband, three daughters and two sons. Skelton draws inspiration from everyday life. As a US Army veteran, and former private investigator, who's just about seen it all, she often awakes with ...more