Book Review: The Overdue Life of Amy Byler by Kelly Harms

This book is such a gem!

I tend to stay away from “chick-lit” or women’s’ fiction in general, but I’m so glad I picked this one up and gave it a try.  The story isn’t boring at all, and being a mother myself I could completely relate to the Amy!  The teaser at the beginning of the novel (no spoilers!) is such a great touch because you have that information in the back of your head the entire time you’re reading and you can’t wait to see what happened and why!

I also love that the romantic interests are a secondary story to Amy finding herself in New York.  This book isn’t about a woman looking for love – it’s a story about a woman searching for herself.

I would recommend this to every reader, but especially those moms who sometimes feel their lives are overdue.

Purchase your copy here.

Back Cover Copy of 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.


About Kelly Harms:

USA Today, Amazon Charts, and Washington Post bestselling author KELLY HARMS is the author of five novels including The Overdue Life of Amy Byler, one of GoodReads’ top ten fiction books of the year and a WFWA Star Award finalist. Her works have been translated into a dozen languages throughout the world.

Before becoming a writer herself, she was a New York editor and literary agent and worked with a wide array of bestselling and award-winning authors. She now lives in Madison, Wisconsin with her clever son Griffin, charming Irishman Chris, and Scout, the best dog in dogtown.

Kelly loves meeting her readers virtually and in real life, and can be found at for the former. Come say hi!

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