The Backpacking Bride: The Backpacking Housewife #3 by Janice Horton

The Backpacking Bride: The Backpacking Housewife #3 by Janice Horton

Janice Horton comes to the blog with a story of grief, moving forward and finding a new purpose with 

The Backpacking Bride  

Maya had done everything right in terms of her career, but never quite managed to chuck it all aside to travel and live life. Until she met Jon, a new client, with stories to tell and experiences to share.  Soon the two are finding their instant attraction is so much more, and are off to Italy to marry.  Until Jon’s sudden death before the vows are complete, and Maya’s life is tossed into uncertainty.  

But Jon left her a list – their honeymoon itinerary, fully paid for, and her own need to ‘connect to him’.  From an ashram in India to food in Singapore and the fireworks in Hong Kong, she’s got a list and tentatively, but not without a bit of grumbling, she sets off.  Throughout the story, with a sense of her pushing her limits and stretching her dreams to encompass possibilities, Maya’s previously reserved and rather reticent nature starts to reform as she finds peace with Jon’s death and the aftermath, and learns to both love herself and let herself be vulnerable to take more chances.  

Full of lovely and scenic moments, plenty of spiritual food for the ‘seekers’ and lots of emotion that one can easily see can become a prison of its own making, readers will care about Maya, want to see her happy once again, and perhaps gain a bit of their own emotional settling as she finds joy in life again.  A clever and fun story that takes rather heavy emotional moments and allows us to come out the other side feeling lighter and more hopeful.  

The Backpacking Bride: The Backpacking Housewife #3 by Janice Horton

Title: The Backpacking Bride
Author: Janice Horton
Series: The Backpacking Housewife #3
Genre: Contemporary Fiction - Adult, Family Saga, Grief, Holiday Themed, Humor elements, Romantic Elements, Second Chance, Woman's Fiction
Published by: One More Chapter
ISBN: 0008340641
Published on: 10 July, 2020
Source: Avon Addict, Publisher via NetGalley
Pages: 352
Rated: four-stars
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When her walk up the aisle leads to disaster Maya Thomas must forge a new path…

Saying ‘I Do’ was meant to be the start of her greatest adventure, but when Maya’s fiancé drops dead just moments before he’s set to kiss the bride, her life is spent spinning out of control.

Now, as Maya travels a path she never expected to take, setting off on the mystery honeymoon her fiancé had planned for them, she finds that there is life after loss, that fate has its own way of helping you heal and that those with the courage to grasp love will never go lonely…

A copy of this title was provided via Avon Addict, Publisher via NetGalley for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.

2 responses to “The Backpacking Bride: The Backpacking Housewife #3 by Janice Horton

  1. Dear Kiks, thank you so much for reading The Backpacking Bride and for tagging me on Twitter with your lovely review. It’s wonderful to be featured on your wonderful blog and I really appreciate you sharing – especially with the paperback of The Backpacking Bride being published in just a few days time.
    Thanks again,
    Janice xx

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