Room to Breathe
A funny, emotional novel full of southern charm about a mother and daughter ready to start over.
“Liz Talley delivers. Her dialogue is crisp and smart, her characters are vivid and real, her stories are unputdownable.” —Robyn Carr, New York Times bestselling author
For a good part of Daphne Witt’s life, she was a supportive wife and dutiful mother. Now that she’s div...more
Daphne and Ellery...a mother and daughter duo for the ages...who are, unfortunately, both struggling with the not-always-fantastic life cards they were dealt. Daphne was a lovely individual who, as a fellow peri-menopausal mother, I could relate to on so many different levels. She was a gem of a character I really enjoyed getting to know. Her daughter, Ellery...the spoiled, over-indulged only child...was ...more
ROOM TO BREATHE by Liz Talley is a new women’s fiction novel focusing on a mother/daughter relationship that is struggling with shifting roles.
Daphne Witt was pregnant and married all before she finished high school. She made the most of her life and for years was a supportive wife and mother. While working part-time at a pre-school, she shares a story she wrote and illustrated. It is sent by one of the other children’s mother to a ...more
I don't read a lot of romance novels and this book is the reason why. I thought I was getting a steamy older woman/younger man tale and all I really got was sick to my stomach. It wasn't the writing per se but the characters themselves. Daphne was kind of a bore, she sleeps with a guy her daughter USED to date and had said things like "He's yummy with a cherry on top". She is forty years old for Christs sakes!
Now don't get me started on the character of Ellery. She is 23 and acts 1 ...more
And once again, this was a story that reinforced that wo ...more
The blurb says this is funny. I suppose that there are a few funny moments in the book. ...more
Review from Jeannie Zelos book reviews
Genre: General fiction (Adult), Romance
I really enjoyed this. Its good to read romance from someone older than twenties. Its just a few little niggles that let it down for me, stopped it being five star, things like Ellery pretending to be her mum in emails, Clay, the notorious man whore, wanting more, things that didn't really feel true to character. Overall though its a great read.
I loved Daphne, pregnant at 16 she married Rex a ...more
Daphne's ex, Rex, is a piece of work. I think of him as a Tyrannosaurus Rex Dinosaur who needs a lot of work to get up ...more
The story follows the Witt women, Daphne and her daughter Ellery, as they are both facing personal challenges in their lives. Daphne has always been the fixer. The one her husband counted on to make everything okay. After her career as an author takes off, her husband decides it time to separate and divorce. She feels so much pressure and assumes that everythin ...more
Daphne was a teenager when she became pregnant, and then married Rex. Daphne being the typical people-pleaser took care of everyone. She stumbl ...more
When should a parent step back from parenting?
When should a child break free of parental protection?
Room to Breathe is a lovely, lovely book that deals with that complicated thing called family.
It's a good thing I got this for free because I found it practically worthless. Unless you're on a plane(as I was) with nothing else to read, don't waste time or money on this novel. Neither the characters nor plot have any depth and the ending is totally predictable. I gave it one star because no star at all was not an option.
But Liz Talley's writing may not be for everyone, and that's ok.
It's not a quickie little Harlequi ...more
This book was just OK for me, not great, but a quick enough read to finish it.
Meet Daphne Witt,writer. The divorced mother catches the eye of an younger man - Clay Caldwell. Clay is Daphne's contractor and he's great at his job. And he developed feelings for Mrs. Witt. Clay is a great character and I liked him a lot. He knows what he wants and how to get it. He's a good guy, hone ...more