Friday, March 4, 2016

New Beginnings by Pamela Jo

This short novella (about 130 pages) packs a punch. There is more in this novella than I've read in some full length novels.

The plot is straightforward. Victoria needs a change from her Chicago reporting job. She'd recently broken up with her long time boyfriend and decides to move to Florida after having visited it for her good friend's wedding.

What Victoria finds is much more than just a change in location. No, this is not a mushy romance where Victoria finds the love of her life. She finds something much more valuable than romance. It's something that changes her life forever.

Reading this novella was like riding in a sleek sports car. The writing is well done and the story speeds along at just the right pace. I found no filler, no meaningless paragraphs. It is a compact story that was a joy to read.

I was a little nervous about Victoria at first. She had lived in with her boyfriend for two years before giving him the boot. And before that, as a teen, she made a choice that has haunted her ever since.

But then came the life changing experience for Victoria. Her story is truly one of new beginnings and is an encouragement to those who have had experiences or made decisions in the past that still haunt. You really can have a new beginning.

I am taking part in a blog tour of this book and you can find out more about the tour and find links to other reviewers here.

My rating: 5/5 stars.

Pamela Jo is best known as “Whoopie Pie Pam.” She is the author of several story/cookbooks. While battling Papillary Thyroid Carcinoma, she created the Whoopie Pie Book Club. This is her first solo novella. You can find out more at

CreateSpace, 132 pages. You can buy the book here.

I received a complimentary digital copy of this novella through Celebrate Lit for the purpose of an independent and honest review.

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