A Dress the Color of the Moon by Jennifer Irwin

I have  different type of book for you today than I normally read. It is always good to expand out of your comfort zone and I'm glad I did with this book. Don't forget to check out the giveaway at the bottom of the post.

Book Description:

Prudence Aldrich is a sex addict. Five weeks ago, she checked into the Serenity Hills rehab center to prevent that addiction from ruining every important relationship in her life. Now Prue must face the trail of destruction she left behind, including mending the broken bond with her teenage son, finalizing the divorce from her husband, Nick, and using a newly learned set of skills to ward off her insatiable cravings for male attention-a compulsion that puts her friendship with lifelong pal Lily to the test.

Adding ever further complications to the hurdles in her path is the arrival into town of Alistair Prescott, her in-rehab romantic obsession, and the one person in the world most capable of throwing Prue off her recovery. Meanwhile, Serenity Hills counselor Mike Sullivan is undergoing a crisis of his own-one that will drive him to the rediscovery of a lifelong passion . . . and causing him to cross paths again with Prue, his former patient.

A Dress the Color of the Moon tracks the rocky and sometimes disastrous path to recovery-a recovery that will require Prudence and her friends to face down the demons of their pasts while learning to accept the fearful uncertainty that comes with living life on your own two feet.
This book is about continuing to heal. I have not read the first book in the series so I’m not sure how much cross over there is. This story is told mainly by Prue, a recovering addict, after she has completed a five week treatment program. It’s told by present day Prue and past Prue. Most of past Prue is during the five week treatment so that’s what I’m not sure how much is cross over from the prior book. Since I read this book first it was really nice to have the backstory sprinkled in. 
A Dress the Color of the Moon is not a light read. It shows how someone who completed a treatment program goes back to their normal life. In treatment the temptation’s are removed for you. Outside they are back and you have to deal with them if you are going to stay in your path. Prue shows vulnerability and the book is honest about the struggles. I understand it is a fiction book but it opened my eyes on ways to help anyone going through a hard time. The book is not all doom and gloom and shares the good things also. I would not normally read a book such as this as it’s out of my normal genres but I’m really glad I did.
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Meet the Author:

Jennifer Irwin’s debut novel, A Dress the Color of the Sky, was published in 2017 and has received rave reviews, won seven book awards, and was optioned for a feature film. Jennifer’s short stories have appeared in numerous literary publications including California’s Emerging Writers: An Anthology of Fiction. Jennifer is represented by Prentis Literary and currently resides in Los Angeles.

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