Finding Tomorrow

Finding Tomorrow

by Denise Grover Swank, Christine Gael

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Celia Burrows thought she had it all—a handsome husband, two successful children, and a gorgeous beach house on the Northern coast of Maine. But her perfect life cracks apart when her husband of thirty years informs her that he's leaving. In a note. And since problems come in threes, her adult children reveal they've both been struggling with issues of their own.

Before the separation, Celia was the main caretaker for her elderly father, but as her sisters step up to help in the wake of her troubles, neither of them takes to the role. Being tethered in Bluebird Bay is a nightmare for Anna, the youngest, whose passion for travel photography has taken her around the world. And Stephanie has struggled ever since her husband died in a freak boating accident a couple of years ago.

As Celia begins to come to terms with her own shocking loss, she's surprised to feel a giddy sense of freedom. For thirty years, she's buried her own dreams in support of her husband's vision. But that was the past. It's time to pick herself up, dust herself off, and create a better, more fulfilling tomorrow. Now, if only she can convince the other people she loves to do the same...

Product Details

BN ID: 2940161490570
Publisher: New Beginnings Press
Publication date: 07/04/2019
Series: Bluebird Bay , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 2,679
File size: 465 KB

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Finding Tomorrow 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
lauriesophee 3 months ago
"All you can control is you." This is one of those stories that you start reading and just cannot put down. Why? Because it is "laugh out loud" funny and also sad at the times. Celia comes home one day and finds something completely unexpected from her husband of thirty years. Though she could have crumpled and ended the novel here, she did not! This is that story! Definitely a quick read that would be perfect on a quiet day! A book that will pick you up!
Anonymous 7 months ago
I love that the characters in this novel are mature.
Anonymous 7 months ago
very relatable
Anonymous 7 months ago
I was hesitant to read this, unsure I could relate to women almost 20 years older but it was so much more! As one of 3 sisters myself, I found myself relating to the women's relationship. I loved CeeCee finding herself again & starting over with Steph & Anna always there to support her-Even when they weren't seeing eye to eye or had their own stuff going on. Loved reading this book...definitely recommend! Can't wait to see what happens next in Bluebird Bay!!
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Anonymous 8 months ago
This book was everything I could ask for and more! I hate to bring my personal life into it, but I’m currently trying to get over a divorce that was finalized three months ago and trying to deal with that and my social anxiety as I make a life for me and my three daughters. Even though I’m much younger than the main character, Celia, and we have a few other differences, it was so great seeing someone go through that and see her strength and struggles. It really is helping me with my situation and I hope to one day have the strength she has and be able to move forward. I also depend on my sister during this hard time and I love seeing the sisterly love going on in Finding Tomorrow. Celia and her sisters are so inspiring for all ages and this is one book you won’t want to miss!
BBarber 8 months ago
Not many people can or will write a book about a older woman. I was greatly surprise when I seen this book was co wrote with one of my favorite authors. As A older reader I sometimes find there isn't enough age appropriate books. I love living in the young life a book has to offer but sometimes find the story puts me into mom mode and I end up judging the book. I think it hit the mark on a lot of stuff a middle aged woman,wife and mom face. This book had just the right amount of emotions. I was sure we was going to be looking for the tissue and I was wrong. There is a lot of fun and growth in this book. It showed that we sometimes have to have a moment of sadness to move on to a lifetime of happiness. The sisters,town,dad and kids all play a different roll in this book that shows you have people with you to be apart of your struggling journey in life. It brought out the mindfulness to remember at some point if you are not happy then screw what others say. Make yourself happy. You will have people there for you. Cheering you on. Great first book. I look forward to reading the next ones.
Angela Burnett 8 months ago
I just finished Finding Tomorrow and already I hope there will be other books based on Bluebird Bay and these characters I already adore. What a great story of a woman who devoted her whole life to those she loved but got lost in the process. Celia is inspirational, she handled every obstacle with poise. I love and appreciate the fact that the characters are not your typical 20 year olds. They are more mature in age but still have class and a touch of sass. Amazing job Denise!
Pokemom27 8 months ago
Wonderfully inspiring read for women of all ages - no matter your age, no matter what you are going through - Find what truly inspires you and make an effort to add it to your life in as little, or a lot, as often as you can. Each new character has her own "lifeisms" they are dealing with while continuing to work on their individual selfs (most importantly) along with family and community. Its all about that balance, and adjusting that balance as needed, as you pursue this roller coaster called LIFE. Thoroughly enjoyed this first installment to a new series and looking forward to the next
NJReader16 8 months ago
What a wonderful book about women in their 50s! I’m 45 and love reading everything Denise writes (because she does it so well) but it was a refreshing change to read about middle-aged women! In the beginning of the book, Celia is faced with the reality that her husband has left her. Her adult children and two sisters have all gone through (or are going through) struggles in their lives but together they get through them. I loved getting to know these characters and seeing how their strength and love can help them evolve and live their best lives. I hope that we get to read more about Celia, Anna, Stephanie (and that note), Mick, Max, and Gabe. This would make a perfect book club read! Thank you for another great read, Denise!
ByeFelicia 8 months ago
Finding Tomorrow was truly an amazing read. Celia, Stephanie, and Anna are sisters but their lives are very different. I connected to all three on different levels. The drama and struggles they each faced were legitimately real. Celia facing divorce after thirty years of marriage. Stephanie struggling with the loss of her husband. Both hoping and trying to find a way to see a future for themselves. Anna never sticking around long enough to really depend on. Throw in their aging father with on set dementia and all the cards fall. Watching my mother care for my grandmother as her dementia took over was hard. Knowing she had little to no help from her brothers made this story hit home. I know their pain and struggle. I felt it leap from the pages. This book was raw and heart felt. It is also incredibly empowering with its message to not lose yourself, never give up, and you can be whatever you want to be. Life is not over because you’re middle aged. Sometimes, it’s just beginning.
brittanyh001 8 months ago
What an wonderful new series! Denise Grover Swank and Christine Gael did an amazing job with Finding Tomorrow. Celia Burrows perfect life falls apart when her husband tells her that he’s leaving her after thirty years of marriage. She has always put everyone else in her life first, but now it’s finally time to live out her own dreams. This book is a beautifully and seamlessly written, feel good story. It contains themes of sisterhood, family bonds, and new beginnings. I loved the small, close knit community of Bluebird Bay. I’m hoping this book will turn into a series, because I would love to read more about these sisters and their families!
LailaNelke 8 months ago
Such an adorable book! It's so GOOD! Beautifully written, funny, meaningful, celebrating women. I really enjoyed every moment of this story and couldn't put it down! I love stories with strong women and Celia is one of them. After thirty years of putting other peoples happiness before herself she has to be in charge of her own life, happiness and her own self. And one day she discovered/remembered that she was fierce and strong, and full of passion. Cee-cee and her sisters Anna and Stephanie. I loved that their relationship was so real, so colorful and so supportive for each other despite all the drama and insecurities, I adore them! I really would like to have all 3 of them as my sisters. This book left me wanting for more so I hope to meet these women again and soon!
Neek67 8 months ago
Finding Tomorrow is the perfect summer beach read. Even though it has rich and complex characters that are going through life changes, it’s quick and easy to follow when you don’t have the time to read a novel in one sitting. This first book sets up the scene of the Sullivan sisters who live in Bluebird Bay, a coastal town in Maine. The central story is of the eldest sister, Celia and the end of her thirty year marriage. We also get to see how she rebuilds her life and self esteem. Her sisters, Stephanie and Anna are a huge support system and her biggest cheerleaders in moving forward. I have admired this author’s work for a while now and I’m in awe how she can write in so many different genres. This book is a good example on how she can capture your attention and have you root for these sisters and their families. I can’t wait to head back to Bluebird Bay and read more about this clan.
Anonymous 8 months ago
If you are drawn to stories with strong women, complex relationships and close knit communities, you will love Finding Tomorrow-a story of new beginnings and taking ownership of ones own happiness. I finished this book in four hours, I seriously couldn’t put it down. I was drawn to the setting as well as the cast of characters in this book! Bluebird Bay is a quaint coastal town where gossip may spread fast but people look out for one another. Celia is an intelligent and capable woman who has spent her adulthood tending to her children, her demanding husband and most recently her father. And she bakes a mean cupcake ? When her circumstances suddenly change, Celia has no choice but to evaluate her life and what she finds is that she wants to be happy. Supported by her two sisters and her two adult children, Cee-Cee tackles her new life and finds joy in her new challenges. I hope Denise Grover Swank and Christine Gael will take us back to Bluebird Bay again soon-I’m ready for more!
Anonymous 8 months ago
FindingTomorrow shows the reader how family will rally to help the person who needs support Cee Cee goes through heartache as well as self discovery. She realizes she has spent her adult life pleasing everyone except herself. Denise doesn't diappoint in describing all the stages of grief, anger and courage as Cee Cee reads the letter that changes her life. I was happy to read such a great book with older characters. I could not put the book down. I can't wait to read the next book in the Bluebird Bay series. I strongly recommend reading this book.