Book Review Family for Beginners by Sarah Morgan
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Family for Beginners by Sarah Morgan

Family for Beginners
Published: May 5, 2020
New York florist Flora Donovan is living the dream, but her bubbly optimism hides a secret. She’s lonely. Orphaned as a child, she’s never felt like she’s belonged anywhere…until she meets Jack Parker. He’s the first man to ever really see her, and it’s life changing. Teenager Izzy Parker is holding it together by her fingertips. Since her mother passed away a year ago, looking after her dad and little sister is the only thing…

Family for Beginners by Sarah Morgan

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I am a total Sarah Morgan fangirl. As soon as I read the prologue, I’m getting loads of Liane Moriarty vibes. Multiple narrators, a secret that’s bubbling beneath the surface & families dealing with heartache & loss. I just love this book.

Sarah Morgan is able to write about heavier topics in a way that is comforting, positive & warms your heart. For instance, Family for Beginners by Sarah Morgan deals with a good amount of grief. Jack is a single dad. Along with his two daughters, he is reeling from the death of his wife/their mother.

Meanwhile, we meet Flora. She is florist & readers know immediately that her heart is authentic. Flora suffered the loss of her mother at a young age. A chance meeting between Jack & Flora seems incredibly serendipitous. Readers see how the connections are made between Flora & Jack’s daughters. Through alternating narrators, we get a full story.


For me, this is a tale of healing, second chances, acceptance & love. Sometimes we find relief & grace where & when we least expect it. Family for Beginners by Sarah Morgan further solidifies my love for this author. You can read my review for The Christmas Sisters, One Summer in Paris & A Wedding in December.

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USA Today bestselling author Sarah Morgan writes hot, happy contemporary romance and her trademark humour and sensuality have gained her fans across the globe. Described as ‘a magician with words’ by RT Book Reviews, she has sold over 15 million copies of her books. She has been nominated five times for the prestigious RITA© Award from the Romance Writers of America and won the award three times; in 2012 for her book ‘Doukakis’s Apprentice’, 2013 for ‘A Night of No Return’, and 2017 for 

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