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Chicago cartoonist Sarah Moon tackles life's real issues with a healthy dose of sharp wit in her syndicated comic strip Just Breathe. As Sarah's cartoon alter ego, Shirl, undergoes artificial insemination, her situation begins to mirror Sarah's own difficult attempts to conceive. However, Sarah's dreams of the future did not include her husband's infidelity: snag number two in Sarah's so-called perfect life.

With Chicago—and her marriage—in the rearview mirror, she flees to the small Northern California coastal town where she grew up, a place she couldn't wait to leave. Now she finds herself revisiting the past—an emotionally distant father and the unanswered questions left by her mother's death. As she comes to terms with her lost marriage, Sarah encounters a man she never expected to meet again: Will Bonner, the high school heartthrob she'd skewered mercilessly in her old comics. Now a local firefighter, he's been through some changes himself. But just as her heart is about to reawaken, Sarah discovers she is pregnant. With her ex's twins.

It's hardly the most traditional of new beginnings, but who says life and love are predictable… or perfect? The winds of change have led Sarah here. Now all she can do is just close her eyes… and breathe.

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"Bestselling author Wiggs (Snowfall at Willow Lake) keeps her romance reputation going with this feel-good story of a wronged woman who gets out on her own and gets going. Sarah Moon, a comic-strip writer, is happily married to Jack Daly — until she comes home to find him entwined and naked with a business associate he had badmouthed to her just hours earlier. After five years of marriage, including months of infertility treatments because of Jack's cancer, infidelity is the last straw, and Sarah pack ups and leaves Chicago for her hometown of Glenmuir, Calif. Sarah uses her comic strip, Just Breathe, to vent her frustration and relieve her stress. The character, Shirl, is undergoing fertility treatments, getting a divorce and moving back in with her mom. (Comic strips open each section of the novel). And in Glenmuir, lo and behold, Sarah's dreams come true. She finds out she's pregnant, and begins a friendship with her high school nemesis, Will Bonner, who's now the town fire captain and a single dad whose lonely daughter reminds Sarah of herself as a young girl. Wiggs takes serious situations and weaves them into an emotionally wrought story that will have readers reaching for the Kleenex one moment and snickering out loud the next. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

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Unexpected change can be like a breath of fresh air--a little brisk at first, but magic for body and soul, in the latest work from the author who paints the details of human relationships with the finesse of a master (Jodi Picoult).

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Carrita, January 4, 2012 (view all comments by Carrita)
this is a great author who dose her research. this book is about betrayal and pregnancy and love and is handled well. it is about feelings and pets and children and covers a multitude of situations. great book.
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Kimberly Berry, September 12, 2008 (view all comments by Kimberly Berry)
This was an excellent book. Even though a book of fiction, it was a very believable situation. Sarah grew up on an Oyster Farm and when she graduated from school, she just wanted to get away. She went to Chicago and met her husband, Jack Daly. Everything revolved around Jack. Sarah nursed him back to health when he was sick with cancer, which is why she was going thru a fertility clinic to get pregnant and start a family. Things changed once Jack was healthy again and he decided to have an affair. Sarah's reaction was to head back home to be near her family. Her mother had passed away, but she still had her father, brother, grandmother and great aunt. She moved into her great aunts cottage. Sarah hired a divorce lawyer, Birdie, a girl that she went to school with. Sarah sees this beautiful young girl who reminds her of a Disney character, but the girls name was Aurora. Come to find out, she was the stepdaughter to Will, who was the local Chief Firefighter. Sarah was in the same grade with Will and is Birdie's brother. Sarah gets reacquainted with Will and learns about Aurora's past and the mother that left her and Will. Sarah then learns that she is pregnant with Jack's babies (twins). It was a happily ever after ending...I would highly recommend it!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780778325772
Author:
Wiggs, Susan
Publisher:
Mira Books
Subject:
Romance - General
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Man-woman relationships
Subject:
Adultery
Subject:
Romance - Contemporary
Subject:
Love stories
Publication Date:
September 2008
Binding:
Hardcover
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
469
Dimensions:
9.5 x 6.25 in

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Bestselling author Wiggs (Snowfall at Willow Lake) keeps her romance reputation going with this feel-good story of a wronged woman who gets out on her own and gets going. Sarah Moon, a comic-strip writer, is happily married to Jack Daly — until she comes home to find him entwined and naked with a business associate he had badmouthed to her just hours earlier. After five years of marriage, including months of infertility treatments because of Jack's cancer, infidelity is the last straw, and Sarah pack ups and leaves Chicago for her hometown of Glenmuir, Calif. Sarah uses her comic strip, Just Breathe, to vent her frustration and relieve her stress. The character, Shirl, is undergoing fertility treatments, getting a divorce and moving back in with her mom. (Comic strips open each section of the novel). And in Glenmuir, lo and behold, Sarah's dreams come true. She finds out she's pregnant, and begins a friendship with her high school nemesis, Will Bonner, who's now the town fire captain and a single dad whose lonely daughter reminds Sarah of herself as a young girl. Wiggs takes serious situations and weaves them into an emotionally wrought story that will have readers reaching for the Kleenex one moment and snickering out loud the next. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , Unexpected change can be like a breath of fresh air--a little brisk at first, but magic for body and soul, in the latest work from the author who paints the details of human relationships with the finesse of a master (Jodi Picoult).
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