Carolyn Jenkins strives for two things–to be the greatest teacher ever and to find true love. She’s as skilled at both as an infant trying to eat with a fork. Carolyn’s suburban upbringing and genuine compassion for people who don’t fit effortlessly into society are no match for weapon-wielding, struggling students, drug-using colleagues, and a wicked principal.
Meanwhile, her budding relationship with a mystery man is thwarted by his gaggle of eccentric sisters. Carolyn depends on her friends to get her through the hard times, but with poverty-stricken children at her feet and a wealthy man at her side, she must define who she is.
The reality of life after college can be daunting, the road to full-fledged adulthood long and unscripted. Can Carolyn take control and craft the existence she always wanted?
I lost sleep over this book – it kept me up at night because I just could not put it down. Well, did not want to put it down.
The book reminded me of Dangerous Minds in regards to the “other subjects” and I was just as invested in the “other subjects” as I was the “love” of the story.
I have to admit that “Money” aka “Jeep” aka “Bike” really seemed to good to be true, but I fell in love with him instantly.
I was able to really get into this book and feel the emotions of the main character. I personally struggled with her nonchalance throughout and had a “proud mommy” moment at the end.
I can’t really say this was a romance – it was, but it was so much more than a romance. The romance was definitely secondary to the “other subjects” that really made the book as great as it was.
This is a definite “really liked” book in my opinion.
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Kathleen has also written Love and Other Subjects, award winning After the Fog and her debut novel, The Last Letter, garnered multiple awards in 2011. The author’s stories have also appeared in several of the Chicken Soup for the Soul series.
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