If life is a stage, and it’s all about presentation, Sandra Sullivan is an expert. Especially in a tough real estate market, when “staging a home” for sale is extremely important.
Too bad that reinventing one’s own life is not nearly as easy.
Just when Sandra thinks that she and her husband can finally sell their huge Victorian home and move somewhere simpler for the next chapter of their lives, she meets one obstacle after another. First, her husband and grown son would rather play and procrastinate than do the work. And Sandra is at a point in her life when the little things, like this foot-dragging behavior and finding the right reading glasses—especially since she’s just accidentally wrapped her favorite pair and sent them off in the mail to her daughter—can make or break the journey.
So what is a woman to do? Well, Sandra accepts that staging job in Atlanta…the one offered by her best friend’s boyfriend. And when she packs and leaves home, her message to the guys: don’t call me until the house is ready.
What Sandra meets at her destination will change her life in a whole new direction.
Full of colorful, lively characters and lots of laugh-out-loud moments, we also find those serious issues, like how one can suddenly find gratitude where one least expects to discover it. And how changing one’s perspective on things can come in the blink of an eye. And how, sometimes, life dishes out something really unexpected that forces you to change how you view everything. Best Staged Plans is a blissful, highly recommended read which I’ve awarded five stars.