When her husband David’s infidelities are revealed, shattering the perfect life Kasey Sanford thought they’d created together, it’s a wake-up call that she’s lost herself along the way.
"Redemption. This was the first word that occurred to me with the last sentence of the book. Redemption for what we've done; redemption from what we've suffered. ...a touching story of two people struggling to find their place in life and their true self, two souls which have suffered more than enough, two human beings who have discovered that we are the loneliest in our darkest hours." ~ Tsvetalina Baykusheva
Kasey demands that David move with her to a new town, to a fresh start for their life together. She loves the freedom of reinventing herself, including her new friendship with police officer and soldier Andrew Adams, who is handsome and charming. His interest in Kasey awakens feelings she’d rather have for her husband, who pushes her further away with each of his alcohol-fueled outbursts. Intent on preserving her marriage for the sake of her young daughter, and with no one else to confide in, Kasey turns to Andrew for support.
But Andrew’s own life is falling apart as he’s put on standby for another deployment, triggering painful memories he’d rather ignore. He’ll do anything to forget the soldiers who didn’t return home with him, his stillborn son, and all those he’s disappointed, including God.
As their relationship grows, Kasey must decide if she will repair her marriage and remain with the man she’s always loved, or if she will give up everything she holds dear to save the soul of a man she barely knows, a man who fights her at every step, a man desperate to regain his faith in God, in humanity, and in himself.
Evolved Publishing presents an intimate glance inside two people's struggle to find happiness and contentment in their often troubled lives. [DRM-Free]
"This book left me feeling both happy and depressed. There were times I was cheering for certain characters thinking, "Heck yeah!" and other times I was ready to hunt down the author and demand a rewrite. Some things that happened completely shocked me... but admittedly, if everything was predictable, it would not be interesting. There was a point early on in the book where there was no turning back and I could not put it down. I got really invested in the characters, which is saying a lot for me... I don't get into book characters this much very often. I'm usually pretty heartless! This book was different. It stuck with me, so much so that I had to hound my best friend to read it so we could discuss it. It would be a great book club selection, and the author even includes some questions for discussion." ~ Charlie
Books by E.D. Martin:
- A Handful of Wishes (Coming in 2019)
- Not My Thing (A Short Story)
- The Futility of Loving a Soldier
- Yours to Keep or Throw Aside
More Great Literary/Women's Fiction from Evolved Publishing:
- Between Two Doors by Taya DeVere
- Participant by Carmen Kemp
- White Chalk by P.K. Tyler
- Cassia by Lanette Kauten
- All the Tomorrows by Nillu Nasser