Book Review: It Doesn’t Have To Be That Way by Mary Rowen

I’m incredibly grateful to Book Club Mom for taking the time to read and review my new novel, It Doesn’t Have To Be That Way, due to launch on September 14, 2020.

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It Doesn’t Have To Be That Way
by
Mary Rowen

Molly Dolan dreams of a steady relationship. At twenty-five, she’s floundering, drinking too much and making poor decisions. The only good thing going is Molly’s job. She got in on the ground floor at FSI as senior marketing writer, but she’s just learned of a big a change.

Molly’s relationship problems began in high school. When her one close friendship ended tragically, she tried to suppress her feelings, but the burden of loss and regret led to reckless decisions and she has carried that burden into adulthood.

Molly’s neighbor Fred Flaherty is alone at seventy-two. Divorced for many years, he listens to Jim Croce records and talks to buddies on his ham radio. But his failed marriage and the recent death of his younger brother, Davey weigh heavy on him.

When Davey was born, Fred’s awkward and lonely childhood turned…

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About Mary Rowen

My three published novels, LEAVING THE BEACH (a 2016 IPPY Award winner), LIVING BY EAR, and IT DOESN'T HAVE TO BE THAT WAY focus on women figuring out who they are and what they want from life. Music and musicians have a way of finding their way into the stories. I live in the Boston area with my family and pets.
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4 Responses to Book Review: It Doesn’t Have To Be That Way by Mary Rowen

  1. Thanks for the reblog, Mary!

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  2. congratulations, Mary!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Mary Rowen says:

    Thank you, Meredith! I can’t wait to read your new novel.

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