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Overworked and underappreciated, single mom Amy Byler needs a break. So when the guilt-ridden husband who abandoned her shows up and offers to take care of their kids for the summer, she accepts his offer and escapes rural Pennsylvania for New York City.

Usually grounded and mild mannered, Amy finally lets her hair down in the city that never sleeps. She discovers a life filled with culture, sophistication, and—with a little encouragement from her friends—a few blind dates. When one man in particular makes quick work of Amy’s heart, she risks losing herself completely in the unexpected escape, and as the summer comes to an end, Amy realizes too late that she must make an impossible decision: stay in this exciting new chapter of her life, or return to the life she left behind.

But before she can choose, a crisis forces the two worlds together, and Amy must stare down a future where she could lose both sides of herself, and every dream she’s ever nurtured, in the beat of a heart.

Amy Byler’s life isn’t easy—what with an absentee husband suddenly showing up and reclaiming some getting-to-know-you time with their two teenage kids. But what follows is pure wonder. Kelly Harms brings the Mom Makeover story to a whole new level, with twists and turns and dialogue that is so funny you have to put down the book and simply allow yourself to laugh. It’s well-written, it’s original, and I fell in love with Amy and all her well-meaning friends on her journey to find out who she really is. So much fun!
— Maddie Dawson, author of MATCHMAKING FOR BEGINNERS
Kelly Harms tackles modern single-motherhood with flare, swoons, and the most perfect date ever written. In THE OVERDUE LIFE OF AMY BYLER, readers will connect with the titular character’s unexpected journey of freedom and self-discovery, all told with Harms’ signature humor and nerdy references. I’m a fan for life!
— Amy E. Reichert, author of THE OPTIMIST’S GUIDE TO LETTING GO and THE COINCIDENCE OF COCONUT CAKE


Sometimes you read a book that hits all the right notes: funny, charismatic, romantic, and empowering. THE MATCHMAKERS OF MINNOW BAY is that book. Kelly Harms’s enchanting writing lured me into the quiet, yet complicated world of Minnow Bay and I never wanted to leave. I loved it in every way!
— Amy E. Reichert