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Seventeen years of loving is a hard habit to break…
Meryl thought things couldn’t get any worse. She’s caught her husband in bed with the neighbor. She just found out she’s broke. Then her outrageous mother, Faye, shows up.
Faye wants to be a grandmother and has money to loan so it’s hard to say no. But what Meryl doesn’t know is that Faye, a former stripper and born again Christian, plans on opening an exotic dance and women’s fitness studio in Meryl’s affluent suburban community.
When Meryl’s book club gets roped into promoting the studio by dancing at a charity tea, they discover that their laced up ‘burb isn’t as proper as they think. As her husband fights to win her back, Meryl grows increasingly attracted to a handsome sheriff, recovering from his own loss. As a crisis looms, Meryl must face her demons from the past. But first she has to get through Christmas.
Funny, sad and sweet, Divine Moves reveals the forces that derail our lives and the sometimes divine intervention that keeps us on track.
About the Author
I’ve been hooked on writing since 4th grade when my story of an alley cat was read in class as an example of a good scene setting. I just about fell off the chair in utter joy. I was a total goner when a film I’d written while at the American Film Institute was screened and people laughed. At the right places!
At Smith College I gave my professor a heart attack when I compared Tess of the D’Urbervilles, the book, to the movie.
I write every day from 10-2 although while editing, it’s much longer. I live in Seattle Washington with my family and my shelter dog who is my workout partner. I love to interact with readers on https://www.facebook.com/EllynOaksmith and http://ellynoaksmith.tumblr.com
Divine Moves by Ellyn Oaksmith is a story that really kept my attention. It felt like Meryl’s life was a train derailing and I couldn’t stop watching/reading on to find out more. She was easy to relate to as a character, and I really did just want the best for her. She catches her husband in bed with the neighbor, and this is just the beginning of her life unraveling. She finds that she is clueless about a lot of the problems going on in her life, including their finances and things going on with their children. Divine Moves isn’t a ‘sad’ story though…it is a story full of honesty and perseverance. I found myself rooting for Meryl when things were starting to look up, and when they were going badly, I just wanted to pull her aside and give her some girlfriend advice. The story is funny and truthful. As a mom, I felt a connection with Meryl.