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With No Regrets

3.95  ·  Rating details ·  199 ratings  ·  102 reviews
Living With No Regrets Is Harder Than It Seems
Finley isn’t exactly sure when her life began to feel unfamiliar. She suspects the transformation started long before she caught her husband and fellow garden club member doing the white-trash-two-step on her new Bernhardt sofa. Now free from the shackles of a loveless marriage, and with her children off to college, she’s
Kindle Edition, 342 pages
Published June 1st 2015 by White Star Press (first published May 26th 2015)
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Aimee (Getting Your Read On)
I've been looking forward to reading this book. I've read other books by Julie Ford and enjoyed them so I was hopeful for this one. I'm coming in with mixed ideas about this book. It's sort of a like/dislike relationship I have going on with this book right now.

First, I did enjoy reading a book with a slightly older main character than I usually see in many books. Finley is a woman with grown children and a lot of life experiences behind her. Recently divorced, Finley is trying to work through
Katie W
As with a lot of women's fiction, I was expecting some emotion, but not as much as I felt. A lot of the emotion and realizations came with the situation with Finnie's best friend. The story starts out with Finley (aka Finnie) trying to air her dirty laundry--the reason why she's in a divorce support group. She came across as awkward and distracted, but my first impressions were far from right. She has been coasting along in life and in her marriage and is finally ready to make a change and take ...more
Rachel Nunes
Apr 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
I read this book in manuscript format. Blew me away. The imagery is beautiful, the romance very well done and realistic. This is a clean romance but isn't just a romance, and anyone who enjoys women's fiction will enjoy this book. It's really about a woman's journey. Love this story!
Fay Roberts
Jul 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: books-for-review
In an over saturated genre it was a pleasure and a delight to come across this novel.

For some reason (probably the sheer number published each month) as soon as a book is labelled a "romance" I expect a certain level of mediocrity, predictability and banality (unfair of me I know), so when reading this and finding passages that actually were worth quoting they were so well written, I was incredibly pleased.

Finley ("Finnie") is a wealthy Southern woman who has just divorced her husband of 20
Kelly Baur
May 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book captured me, and held me in is grasp till the very end. I felt the pain and the joy of the journey and friendships. Julie has a gift for transporting real life issues and situations into a colorful work of art on the pages of her books.
I gained some wonderful insight to some of my own life issues from the journey Finley was on, and think many readers probably will! Women need each other and this book shows how we can be there for each other even when we think we are the one in need.
ines M
Jul 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I was given a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Finley Harrison, forty years old and recently divorced from a cheating husband, decides to join a colorful divorce therapy group. Until her divorce, she had obediently followed the rules, even sinking herself deeply into an unfulfilling and loveless marriage. Searching for a clue to help her to restart her life adjoining her new situation, she surprised herself with her answer –relieved-, when she was asked about how she felt
With No Regrets proves once again that Julie N. Ford writes beautiful novels. Atmospheric and touching, With No Regrets was the kind of book that transports you straight to the south. Everything from the garden settings to the clothing, the music and the conversations they have make you feel like you've lived there before with the characters.

I thought Finley's journey toward healing following her divorce was very believable. It felt almost like a coming-of-age story for a forty year old woman
Jun 12, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I have loved the books written by Julie Ford. You know that you will definitely read a good romance. This book also had a lot of humor and some very spicy characters. The women in this book are Southern, sassy, and don't take things lying down. They stand up for what they want and what they believe in. This can also cause problems along the way. Friendship is a big focus in the book.

Finley is the main character who is forty and now a divorced, single mom. Yes, I could totally relate to her
There were positive and negative parts to this book. For me, the rating came down to just how much I disliked the main character of Finley. Instead of being pulled into her emotions, I found myself cheering against her because she annoyed me so much. One of the positives is that I actually had that strong of an emotion!

Finley is a 40 year old divorcee that is having a lot of emotional issues dealing with the ending of her marriage and her desire to find love again. Her husband had cheated on
Aug 27, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Disclosure: The e-book version of this novel was sent to me for an honest review. The opinions are entirely my own.

It is really hard for me to find a romance book to satisfy me. I do not hate the romance genre, I am just so tired of the same old clichés that I can't enjoy a book. But this book? Oh, this book was lovely and surprising and a great romance!

For starters, our protagonist is not your average lady. She is 40, rich, freshly divorced, with two grown-up kids and she just made a scene in
Molly Ahonen
I was lucky enough to win a copy of With No Regrets through a Goodreads Giveaway. I began reading right away and realized that for me the book had highs and lows in terms of my interest. The beginning was tough to get into, yet in the middle I was captured by the characters and openly cried at the loss of a character. However, by the end I was back to kind of uninterested again and struggled through the final twenty-some pages. Overall, the writing was clever, witty, and well-done! I enjoyed the ...more
Jun 01, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2016
I was hesitant at first but ended up liking this story. There was more content (innuendo, talk of sex, crude comment) than what I was expecting and it put me off a little bit. None of it was overly graphic but this book won't be a good fit for those expecting a squeaky clean read. Obviously based on the title this is a book about learning to live with no regrets and making choices that bring happiness. I liked the overall message of this book.

Content: mild language, crude comments, innuendo and
Breeann Allison
May 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A refreshing and inspiring tale about taking second chances and starting over from scratch, no matter where you're at in life. Set against a vibrant, southern backdrop and filled with loveable, dynamic characters, "With No Regrets" focuses on finding hope by taking action and putting your heart and soul out on the line, even if it makes you vulnerable. My favorite element though would have to be the bond between Finley and her best friend, Nora, which provides some of the most delightful and ...more
Jun 05, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Julie did it again! I absolutely love her characters! She goes beyond the typical characters you've met over and over again in other stories and instead brings exciting, new, and addicting characters you want to read about all day long! The way she writes makes you feel like you are in the same room or even the same conversations as the characters. I love being apart of the southern lives she has created! Amazing story telling again Julie N Ford!
Tammie Smith
Jun 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: first-reads
This was a great book. It was a fast read and very enjoyable. The characters were real. This is the first book I read from Julie Ford and I would defiantly read more. I won this on Goodreads.
Jun 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing
With No Regrets is a wonderful Southern romance / women's fiction story that will tug at the heartstrings and leave you with a smile!

Author Julie N. Ford weaves a delightful tale set in Nashville that follows forty year old new divorcee Finley (aka Finnie) Harrison's journey of self discovery.

After dropping her daughter Royanne off at Vanderbilt University for the summer session, Finley comes home and catches her husband Roy on the couch with fellow garden club member Macy Wallace. After
Jun 08, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: for-review, 2015
I really liked the premise of this book. I really enjoyed watching Finley grow. I was rooting for Quinton the entire way. The beginning of the book grabbed me and had me laughing. I loved the movie “Something to Talk About”; it’s one of my favorites! With No Regrets is a lot like that. The book even refers to it. I love the cover, and the trailer(random, I know).

This clip happens in the book. I can see it unfold just like this one. This clip isn’t an official clip and is handmade so not the best
Aug 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

A beautifully written sweet story about friends and romance and taking the right paths because one knows they are the right the paths. I'll admit, I questioned if this would be a book I enjoyed. The book is a starting over story: after twenty years Finnie finds Roy with another woman and their marriage ends. So, what does Finnie do now? It's all in how the author puts it together; and Julie N. Ford does it with perfection! I was hooked on the first page--which never happens!
Finnie is as
Julie Ford
May 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
I don’t really know where to begin with regards to talking about this story. The idea came to me from two places. First, once when I was out of town visiting with family, I was musing aloud about what type of book I should write next. My sister suggested that I write a story about a forty-something woman who’s in love with her much younger trainer. As you might imagine, that scenario was playing out in real life for said sister—wink, wink. Which was a good thing because she was able to help me ...more
books are love
Jun 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love the honesty of her neighber Quinton. He owns his addiction. He has no guilt but only looks forward as does Cathyanne. Cathyanne the catalyst into the life changes for Finley. I was so so sad about her. She was totes awesome. Finley really is lost. She doesn't truly know who she is or whats she wants and this is her journey. Her journey to letting go of the past-the anger, guilt, hurt and regrets. Her journey into not letting fear and societal ways control you. Her journey to being ...more
Susan K
Romance, clean although some mild swearing, and innuendo (I review clean reads mainly, so fair warning), faith expressed and discussed.
I was given a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Finley was a great character. She had so many things she was juggling, so many things she was trying to support and how did that leave time for herself and finding her heart again after a divorce? Trying to figure out where she fit in this Southern town, in her home, her farm, her future, all the
Heather Green
This was a good Christian read. I really liked that there was no sexual content and that the author used the bible for reasons to remain morally clean before marriage and faithful during marriage. Had a couple heated scenes. There were a handful of swear words. Some of the explanations of things were crude. I really liked the premise of the book that you can make mistakes, make restitution, and move on. I liked the reminder that we can be anyone we want to be and get rid of the guilt. I liked ...more
Aug 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I received this book in return for an honest review.
Finley’s life is in chaos. She is finally divorced from her cheating loveless husband, her fellow members of her garden club are not speaking to her, her parents are barely speaking to her, and her best friend, Cathyanne, has cancer. Her second best friend, Quinton, is a hot country singer that lives next door. She is absolutely certain she has no romantic feelings towards him. However, her hot workout trainer is another story. But she would
Kristine (A Cozy Booknook)
Julie N. Ford, is a new to me author, I enjoyed this book. This book is about one woman's self discovery after twenty odd years of marriage. Finley has always been the dutiful wife, saying and doing the right things, that is until she makes an uncharacteristic scene at the monthly garden club meeting. Finley realizes her life hasn't really felt familiar, or sure of what she wants anymore. Finley's friend, Cathyanne, tries to help Finley find true love, but soon realizes it may be harder than ...more
Jul 29, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
The beginning of this book was rough for me. Finnie is a newly divorced, 40-ish year old woman with 2 grown children. She is at her first group therapy session. Her emotional dam breaks and she spills all the sordid details of a garden club meeting where she recently called out all her “so called friends” that slept with her cheating husband, including the woman she found him naked with on her couch. She doesn’t stop there, she continues pointing out all the bad things she knows about each of ...more
I enjoy Julie's storytelling. My favorite novel of hers was Countdown to Love. Then I read Replacing Gentry, and I enjoyed that story as well. This one didn't resonate with me like the other two stories, but I still liked it. I think the thing that bothered me was how she kept changing her mind about who she loved and who she should be with in the end. Rather than making it intriguing, the love triangle annoyed me. The same with her best friend and how she didn't try very hard to get in touch. ...more
Sara Cardon
This is really, really good. It whisked me right along and didn't disappoint. I loved Finley. It starts off with this Southern woman in group therapy, completely out of her element and surrounded by quirky, strong personalities. The story she shares right off the bat is hilarious.

Finley is trying to make sense of her life after a divorce (long overdue) and two grown children. She's not keeping it together like usual. But it turns out, maybe it's the start of something better. She just has to
Aug 27, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Finnie, a true Southern girl, has just recently become an empty nester and a divorcee. Her mother is an old-fashioned lady, who believes Finnie should overlook her husband's indiscretions and should take him back. Finnie is not of the same mindset. She has been married since the age of nineteen, and she has been a mother for almost as long. At the age of 40, she plans on using her new situation to figure out who she is and what she wants to do with her life. This is a book about self-discovery.

Jul 11, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Finley is the picture perfect wife and mother until she has had enough of her husbands philandering ways and leaves him. Her outburst at the Garden Club was one of my favorite parts of the book because I could absolutely picture it in my head and it made me laugh. I didn't care for the relationship she had with her trainer Josh, it just felt disconnected to me. I didn't ever connect with him, therefore I never wanted to root for him, and his relationship with Finley. I did, however, love ...more
Aug 01, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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A graduate from San Diego State University with a BA in Political Science, Julie N. Ford also earned a Masters in Social Work from the University of Alabama, which has only made her better able to recognize the unhealthy, codependent relationship she has with writing. Professionally, she has worked in teaching and as a marriage and family counselor. She is the author of six women’s fiction novels, ...more