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Review of The Way Life Should Be

This was an enjoyable read about two middle aged fathers who have divorced their wives and have married and plan to live a quiet life in Maine. Their combined three children end up coming to live with them for the summer in their too small home. Each of the kids comes with some sort of chaos in their life and a nephew also makes his way into their crowded house and lives. To complicate matters further Matt’s senior citizen parents have come to live relatively close so Matt and Thomas can help with his father’s care. As each person figures out their own life they all also stitch together a life together. At times poignant, heartwarming, sad, and also humorous it was interesting to

see these characters learn to love and appreciate each other. The house rules posted throughout the book were definitely entertaining!!


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