The Overdue Life of Amy Byler

About The Overdue Life of Amy Byler

  • Paperback: 332 pages
  • Publisher: Lake Union Publishing (May 1, 2019)

Overworked and underappreciated, single mom Amy Byler needs a break. So when the guilt-ridden husband who abandoned her shows up and offers to take care of their kids for the summer, she accepts his offer and escapes rural Pennsylvania for New York City.

Usually grounded and mild mannered, Amy finally lets her hair down in the city that never sleeps. She discovers a life filled with culture, sophistication, and—with a little encouragement from her friends—a few blind dates. When one man in particular makes quick work of Amy’s heart, she risks losing herself completely in the unexpected escape, and as the summer comes to an end, Amy realizes too late that she must make an impossible decision: stay in this exciting new chapter of her life, or return to the life she left behind.

But before she can choose, a crisis forces the two worlds together, and Amy must stare down a future where she could lose both sides of herself, and every dream she’s ever nurtured, in the beat of a heart.

My Review
I love when a book take me by surprise in a good way. That is exactly what I got when I picked up this book. So what do you get when you thoroughly enjoy a story that involves engaging characters mixed with a dash or two of humor...The Overdue Life of Amy Byler!
Amy was so adorable. I know, it is fine to by adorable when you are five but not so much when you are an adult. Yet, Amy is adorable. The love interest Daniel was kind. I did like him and thought he was a good fit for Amy. Where her estranged husband is concerned, John, I wanted to hate him but he actually turned out to be pretty "ok".
Amy's daughter, Cori was funny with her letters that she wrote to her mom. Every time that she wrote her mom, she would sign the letter a different way. Than there are Amy's friends, Talia and Lena. They are the types of girlfriends that you want. Not to be forgotten is Matt, who helped Amy with her make over and started the trend #momspringa.

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About Kelly Harms

Kelly Harms is an author, a mother, and a big dreamer. She lives in Madison, Wisconsin, with her sparkling son, Griffin; her fluffy dog, Scout; and her beloved Irishman, Chris. Before this midwestern life, she lived in New York, New York, and worked with many of her author-heroes as an editor at HarperCollins and then as a literary agent. When she’s not lost in a book that she’s either writing or reading, you can find her on the water, in the water, or near the water. Say hello anytime at

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Review tour:

Monday, April 29th: Patricia’s Wisdom

Tuesday, April 30th: @dragonflyreads

Wednesday, May 1st: Book Fidelity

Friday, May 3rd: Lori’s Reading Corner – author guest post

Monday, May 6th: Literary Quicksand

Tuesday, May 7th: The Sketchy Reader

Wednesday, May 8th: @downtogetthefictionon

Thursday, May 9th: Tar Heel Reader and @tarheelreader

Monday, May 13th: Books & Spoons

Tuesday, May 14th: bookchickdi

Wednesday, May 15th: @crystals_library

Wednesday, May 15th: Rad Babes Read and @radbabesread

Thursday, May 16th: @thats_what_she_read

Monday, May 20th: Amy’s Book-et List

Tuesday, May 21st: Girl Who Reads

Wednesday, May 22nd: Run Wright

Friday, May 24th: View from the Birdhouse

Tuesday, May 28th: Cheryl’s Book Nook

Friday, May 31st: Not in Jersey


Sara Strand said…
I really love this book and I haven't even read it yet. I added it to my summer TBR pile because it sounds like one I'm going to fully enjoy. Thank you for being on this tour! Sara @ TLC Book Tours

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