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Reviewed by Samantha March for Readers' Favorite
In Better in the Morning by Fern Ronay, we follow Veronica Buccino, a lawyer with a plan. One – stop being a lawyer. Her work leaves much to be desired, and her boss and co-worker seem to be set on making her life miserable. Two – marry boyfriend John DelMonico. While Veronica is highly educated and enjoys being a working woman, she also loves the idea of being a wife and a mother. So when John unexpectedly tells her he is moving to London for his job, and she can come along if she wants to, Veronica is devastated. John’s proposal wasn’t the one she was expecting, and with him seemingly uninterested if Veronica will fly to another country with him, their break up is inevitable. Enter the twist of the story – Veronica can see and talk to her dead grandparents in her dreams, and they help her move on from the break up, start something new in a news reporting class, and provide a comfort to her, so when she wakes up, things just seem 'better in the morning.'
I had a lot of fun reading this book from Fern Ronay. The beginning threw me a little with Veronica’s grandparents and how she was able to speak with them, but once I figured it out (which was quite quickly!) I grew to love that plot point. Veronica was easily likeable and a fun heroine to follow. The supporting cast was pretty interesting – there are a lot of very memorable characters in a supporting role, from the grandparents, her work crew, her best friend, Jada, and her new love interest, Syd. This book was very hard to put down, and I appreciated the very real moments that made their way into the story. The ending was the only part I didn’t like, because I actually would have loved to see these characters in another story so the ending seemed very abrupt for them. But otherwise, a very heartwarming and entertaining read.