The Overdue Life of Amy Byler

The Overdue Life of Amy Byler Overworked and underappreciated, single mom Amy Byler needs a break So when the guilt ridden husband who abandoned her shows up and offers to take care of their kids for the summer, she accepts his offer and escapes rural Pennsylvania for New York City.Usually grounded and mild mannered, Amy finally lets her hair down in the city that never sleeps She discovers a life filled with culture, sophistication, and with a little encouragement from her friends a few blind dates When one man in particular makes quick work of Amy s heart, she risks losing herself completely in the unexpected escape, and as the summer comes to an end, Amy realizes too late that she must make an impossible decision stay in this exciting new chapter of her life, or return to the life she left behind.But before she can choose, a crisis forces the two worlds together, and Amy must stare down a future where she could lose both sides of herself, and every dream she s ever nurtured, in the beat of a heart. New Download [ The Overdue Life of Amy Byler ] author [ Kelly Harms ] For Kindle ePUB or eBook – petrasrobert.eu

Kelly Harms is the author of The Good Luck Girls of Shipwreck Lane and The Matchmakers of Minnow Bay She has also worked with New York Times and USA Today bestselling authors, Edgar, RITA, and Agatha award winners, and Indie Next List Picks in her time as an editor at a division of HarperCollins and later as an agent at the Jane Rotrosen Agency She lives in Madison, Wisconsin with her son Griffi

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  • The Overdue Life of Amy Byler
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  • 09 February 2017

10 thoughts on “The Overdue Life of Amy Byler

  1. says:

    Smart, savvy writing turns a predictable plot into a humorous and heartwarming read about a single mother s journey to self awareness. Amy Byler is a single mom who does what it takes to provide for her children in doing so, she has lost herself as she only sees herself as a mother to Cori and Joe Three years ago, her husband walked out on her and their two teenage children When he suddenly returns, he attempts to make amends by having their kids stay with him for a week over the summer WIth no one to take care of, Amy finds herself attending a librarian conference in NYC While in the city, she reunites with an old friend who convinces her to take a momspringa a play on the Amish Rumspringa Away from her children and ex husband, Amy slowly learns to come to terms with her failed marriage and being a mother At the same time, she opens her mind to a new kind of life and new love Amy s character is likable and relatable, but her quick wit is what I loved best ab...

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    I m between 3.5 and 4 stars, so I ll round up I have suffered plenty I am a poster child for low grade chronic suffering If an ad agency wanted to make suffering into a thirty second spot, they would make a time lapse video of me in my three colors of elastic waistband teacher pants shoveling eight inches of snow at five a.m so my kids can get to their early bird activities on time, then teaching 250 overprivileged kids how to not use computers for porn for ten hours, and then collapsing in front of Outlander too tired to even find, much less turn on, my vibrator at the end of the day For the last three years, Amy Byler has been the sole provider for her two children 15 year old Cori and 12 year old Joe She s barely keeping her head above water financially, working as a school librarian in order to keep her kids in private school, tending to the myriad repair needs of their beautiful yet historic read old Pennsylvania house, and doing all of the disciplining, the chauffeuring, and everything else That s been the drill since her husband left for a business trip in Hong Kong and decided not to come back.But now, John is back He s realized he has been a terrible father and he wants to be a part of his children s lives again He asks Amy to give him a week with th...

  3. says:

    I have been reading some heavy novels recently and thought it was time for something a little less oppressive This one fit the bill perfectly.Amy Byler is a school librarian and single mom with two kids, ages 12 and 15 Her husband up and left them for nebulous reasons three years previously It has been a struggle to make things work, but Amy has indeed made a good life for her family even though she is worn down from her efforts Suddenly Amy s husband reappears and wants three months of re bonding time with the kids, which eventually results in Amy getting a momspringa vacation in New York City.This book is engaging, funny, and thought provoking Amy finally has time to actually think about finding her true self, and to try to determine in what direction she wants her life to go Things are complex, and Amy has much to sort through What exactly does her husband want How will the kids react to him Does she still love him or is she ready to move on to someone else Her whole recent adult life has revolved around being a wonderful mother to her kids But at what cost to herself Is it possible to find a way to take better care of Amy The cast includes a couple of great longtime friends of Amy s a magazine editor and an ex nun whom...

  4. says:

    Amy Byler is a single mom with her hands full When she s feeling particularly overwrought, her estranged husband returns and offers to care for the kids for the summer Amy accepts, and she s off to NYC Amy has led a quiet life, but her alter ego comes out She even goes on a couple blind dates One of the blind dates ends up capturing her heart, and when the summer is about to end, Amy has to decide between her new life and her old one Amy doesn t get to make that choice, though, because both lives collide.Amy is the quintessential mom who has put her children and family ahead of herself for years She s made so many sacrifices she feels like she no longer knows herself It was fun and entertaining to watch her make that discovery on her momspringa The characters in the book are quite charming Friends Talia, Daniel, and Lena really round out the story Amy was always my f...

  5. says:

    Kelly harms BRAVO This was such a relatable story told with so much heart and humor, I absolutely adored it Amy is the single mother of 15 year old Cory and 12 year old Joe Three years ago Amy s husband John went out of country for work and never came back Amy picked her self up, dusted herself off, went back to work, and learned how to be a single parent Now John is back wanting to repair his relationship with his Children and offering Amy a summer off from parental responsibility What follows is Amy s summer of freedom, fun, self discovery, love, and a new wardrobe momspringa Amy was such a real and relatable character As a single mother I saw so much of myself in Amy It is so easy to get caught up in your kids lives and not make enough time for yourself But you also don t know who you are if you re not a mom It was so much fun reading about Amy rediscovering herself in New York I loved the makeover, all the shopping, and all the crazy dates I also loved her support system her Besties Lena and Tallia, and Mathew who was kind of a bit of a fairy godfather Also loved the big part that books played in this story Amy was a librarian and she had this really interesting program s...

  6. says:

    Kelly Harms has written a light, fun read about a middle aged librarian who gets a chance to have a summer to herself while her estranged husband re bonds with his children.When Amy Byler s husband went on a business trip to Hong Kong three years ago and never returned, she suddenly found herself a single, unemployed mother of two children with a large mortgage and no child support Life gradually got better once she got herself a job as a school librarian and re mortgaged the house, but she and the kids have had to budget carefully and she has got used to being a single parent, always on call as driver, carer and worrier.Out of the blue, her husband has returned with a wish to spend the summer reconnecting with the kids Angry at first and then hesitant about handing over her kids, Amy goes to stay with her old college friend Talia in New York who is editor of a fashion and lifestyle magazine She s looking forward to spending some time on her own sleeping in and reading books but Talia decides Amy needs a makeover, an agenda of activities and some hot dates Talia calls it the momspringa like the Amish rumspringa and decides to feature it in the magazine as something all mothers need now and again Reluctant at first but with encouragement from Talia, her best friend ex nun Lena and Daniel, the hot librarian she befriends at a librarians convention, Amy soon finds that she is enjoying her new improved self and breaki...

  7. says:

    Quit reading this review and go read this book It is laugh out loud hilarious and I still can t figure out how Harms can so seamlessly transition from writing a snarky but charming teenager to writing a full grown woman in the midst of her momspringa Don t know...

  8. says:

    Look at me I am a modern woman I am Gloria Steinem and Helen Gurley Brown and the slutty one from Sex and the City all wrapped up in one.A straitlaced librarian mother of two gets to experience the glamorous life when her AWOL husband returns to entertain the kids for a few weeks Her momspringa turns into a voyage of self discovery, makes her a minor celebrity, and instills a sassy new attitude in our plucky heroine There s no doubt that the film rights have already been sold, and with a few tweeks, this could be the next Melissa McCarthy vehicle.This is not the type of book I d normally read, but I must admit I m a sucker for tales of librarians gone wild Though the writing is decent, and there s...

  9. says:

    This book was such a fun, heartwarming story In The Overdue Life of Amy Byler, librarian Amy finds herself face to face with her separated husband John, who s requesting permission to visit their children, Cori and Joe, after abandoning the family 3 years earlier Amy is torn dealing with her own unresolved feelings about John, and considering what s truly best for their children After discussions with the kids, Amy agrees to let John spend time with them in rural PA now that it s summer While John catches up on dad duties, Amy goes to New York City to attend an educational conference and visit an old friend She s been out of the game, both socially and romantically, but attempts to come back into her own, slowly but surely A few of my favorite quotes from the book He looks like that dad from a diversely cast CW show In short dreamy Look at me throwing around my money like an oil heiress I get this now I get now that you can love what you have, love your kids and your life and your friends, and still want I get that it s ok to go ou...

  10. says:

    I m in the minority on this one The Overdue Life of Amy Byler is a cute, quick, predictable read What you expect to happen is exactly what happens It s a character driven novel, which is fineI don t need constant action when books are well written Unfortunately, the characters seemed very much like characters, and not actual people The dialogue reminded me of an 80s sitcom where everyone spews one linerseven the 12 year old The voices of Amy the mother and Cori her 15 year old daughter were virtually indistinguishable And the constant corny ...

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