General Literary Fiction /Self-Help Fiction
Date Published: March, 2018
Why is starting over so complicated? After an amicable divorce, Tamara is ready to move on. She has loving friends, a meaningful job and a comfortable life. And yet, while everything seems to be in its correct place, she has the distinct feeling that nothing is as it should be. Feeling like she is losing control, Tamara struggles to answer a really difficult question: what does she really want? The Place Where We Belong is a novel about self-acceptance, belonging, friendship and love.
This isn't a straight Non-Fiction / Self-Help novel, it's a fiction novel in which you will be able to take things you learn from the novel and the characters and maybe apply them in your own life. Much like other novels, we can use the experiences of the characters we read about and reflect on how we would be in their shoes. I think most books are like this for me, where I try to put myself in the characters place, its what makes me feel the emotions of the book so deeply when I read.
As for the writing itself. I enjoyed the characters and the growth they showed throughout the novel. I liked how I didn't 100% agree with everything or understand all motives, it's what made the book seem real to me.
R.K. Mayer does a great job of bringing real life scenarios to life in her novel and characters.
About the Author
R. K. Mayer was born in Cape Town, South Africa. She has been a teacher, a technical writer and a product manager. Her most short-lived job was in a clothes shop, where she lasted a grand total of two and a half hours. Her last "real job" was being a manager of some wonderful people across the globe, as well as being a lead and advocate for digital transformation in the software industry. Since leaving the corporate world, she is now a Change Management consultant, blogger, novelist and a serial volunteer in her community. In her novels, R. K. Mayer combines her understanding and perspective about how people are affected by change, and her love for storytelling.
R. K. Mayer lives in Israel with her husband and three children. Her latest novel is "The Place Where We Belong." Her first published novel was: "The Perfection of the Glass Lemons."