Becoming Beth by Meredith Appleyard is a very easy book to read.
It introduces us to Beth, who returned home after the breakdown of her marriage. Not long after she had shared this news with her parents, her mother had a stroke and passed away.
Beth has always felt that she was a bitter disappointment to her mother, especially after a situation in her young teenage years that her mum took control of leaving her with no say.
Beth feels some guilt that it was the news of her marriage breakup that caused the stroke and consequent passing.
Now, Beth lives with her aged father in the small town of Miners Ridge. She has lost her mother, her marriage, and her job. She feels that she must be there to care for her dad and has no idea how she will cope living back in this small town.
She takes over her mother’s spot on the local Town Hall committee, and through this she meets and gets to know some of the lovely locals that she becomes very connected to, and begins to care about. Over time her life starts to change. She finds new connections, and a new direction in life.
I found Beth to be very likeable, and for me very relatable. She is someone who puts others first and buries her emotions for fear of upsetting others with her worries and cares.
Meredith Appleyard’s writing flows along so effortlessly that each time I picked up the book I felt like I was just checking up on a friend. Becoming Beth makes a wonderful summer read.
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