Traveling for Love: Searching for Self, Hoping for Love
Author: Becky Due
Publisher: Telemachus Press
Amanda’s life is suddenly turned upside down when her husband tells
her he wants a divorce. She realizes she no longer knows who she is –
her life revolved around her husband. At age 40, she finds herself
divorced, childless, living in an apartment with a roommate, with
little education and no career path. Can Amanda heal her pain and find
love again? Will she find the career of her dreams? When will Amanda
realize that she deserves to be happy?
After being dumped by her husband, Amanda goes on a self-love
journey. She encounters various men in her life along the way and each
one enables her to make one more step toward the right direction of
learning who she is. All are important in some aspect – but she doesn’t
know this until the end. I loved how Becky Due handled writing
Amanda’s personality. I really hate when some women are portrayed as
victims even when they are. I love a strong woman and I believe that
Amanda was a very strong woman. I could tell so as I was reading it even
though at times she had her doubts about herself and that’s what
prompted her to take cruises. By herself.
Let’s talk about Nick, her husband and soon to be ex as the story
progresses. He could kiss a frog for all I cared. But he’s typical of a
lot of men unfortunately. These are men who only care about
themselves. When he wants to do something, he expects his wife to do it
with him but when she wants to do something, it’s like “Go ahead with
your friends. Have fun.” Man that makes my blood boil. So lesson here
to be learned is that there are men out there who do have the same
likes you do, the trick is to find them.
The next man in Amanda’s life, I’m not sure if I liked him either.
Sam. He wouldn’t ever talk about his personal life. It was like he had
some deep secret. And all the guy wanted to do was have sex. But, the sex was great according to Amanda who loved this
new lifestyle of being able to finally do what she wanted and when she
wanted with no strings attached. She was getting close to Sam, then
something happened but I don’t want to give it away.
The next guy was a guy she met on a cruise ship. He seemed nice
enough but there was something about him I didn’t think he was right for
Amanda, but the next guy after that, I really liked him even though he
did a few things that made you think he might not be right for her as
Amanda tended to pick guys who seemed to have hangups about the
girlfriend thing until she finally…well I can’t give that away, can I?
You’ll have to read this book; it’s about one woman’s journey to find herself.
I give this book 4 Princess Wands!