While the incident caused Amber to renew her priorities; Drake was unable to deal with what happened, and sank into a deep depression laced with infidelity and alcohol.
Hoping a change of scenery would salvage her quickly deteriorating marriage, Amber agreed to move to New York; but it didn’t take long for her to discover that the past is not always left in the past.
Can Amber save her marriage without losing herself along the way? What will she do when darkness breaks her will to keep trying?
“A compelling story about falling victim to our own darkness, soul searching, and overcoming that darkness”
* * * * * By Emma Scott on April 17, 2015
I give this 5 stars because of the sweetness of the story, its message about hope, love, and redemption, and for the potential this author has, as evidenced by her ability to craft a whole, satisfying story that comes full circle and closes nicely.
Amber meets the love of her life but, as is true in REAL life, it’s not all fairytales and unicorns. A tragedy ruins the idyllic love, and the family is uprooted not only from their peaceful Kansas life, but from their happiness as well. What I liked and appreciated was that the issues facing this love story were grounded in reality–the idea that this could happen to you.
Where I was left wanting more was a deeper emotional connection between myself and characters. I wanted to see more of the torment and pain–esp with regards to certain infidelities. I think this novel has the perfect framework for a story that just needs a little bit more show and not tell to attach us to the events even more. But as is, it’s a fast, page-turning read, where I genuinely wanted to know what was going to happen next.
And, as I said before, I’m a big softy for hope and forgiveness, and stories that play up the inherent goodness in people, which this story has in spades.