Married ’til Monday is the story of Ryan and Abby McKinley, who have been divorced now for 3 years. When Ryan is unexpectedly invited to her parents’ wedding anniversary party, he seizes the opportunity to set off on a road trip with Abby (after persuading a reluctant Abby to let him go along), while hoping he can get the chance to reconcile with her. There is clearly a lot of hurt between them and they spend the time travelling to and from the anniversary party rehashing some of what went wrong in their marriage, both trying to figure out how it all ended.
The story is a sweet, heartwarming love story of a couple who work through their ‘stuff’ – particularly Abby who has a lot of baggage from her childhood. It highlights what becomes quite evident to most of us over the age of thirty – and that is that unless we work through any issues we picked up in our childhood and growing up years, we will carry their effects over into all of our relationships and our lives. And the consequences can be devastating, as they were for Abby and Ryan. We need to deal with our past hurts if we don’t want them affecting our present day. The book relays this message well.
I enjoyed the book a lot – the characters were real, believable, relatable and endearing. It was an easy and light read and I enjoyed the way it flipped between the perspective of both Ryan and Abby throughout the story. I’d recommend this to anyone who enjoys a light, innocent romance story with a good message in it for us all. It gets a ‘4 stars’ from me.
*Booklook bloggers and Thomas Nelson publishers provided me with a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All opinions expressed are my own.*