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One red-eye flight and ten years of marriage later, Carly Bishop had what she considered a practically perfect life. Her journalist husband and her two adorable children were everything to her. But soon she would find out that her dream life didn’t fall in line with her husband’s expectations.

Left alone to sort out the pieces of her crumbling life, Carly finds strength in her children and her growing relationship with her in-laws. Most importantly, she finds her greatest strength as she builds a friendship with herself.

“So emotional, so heartbreaking, so real. I absolutely adored Carly. She was such a great heroine. It was refreshing to read a strong woman who, even though her world was falling apart, wasn’t a doormat or pushover. Her reaction and how she dealt with everything was incredibly realistic and I admit I was crying right along with her during so much of this story.”

Author note: My seventeen-year-old daughter said, “Mom you should write something tragically beautiful.” So I thought about that and ┬áremembered a blog I had read about a woman that said her husband out of the blue came and told her that he didn’t love her anymore and her response was ‘I don’t believe you’. I was just so impressed with the way she handled herself. I admired her grace and dignity throughout the process, so I started thinking about a character like that. So many times in this world I feel like we are so prone to throw away things because it’s not what we thought it would be like or it’s hard. I wanted to write a story that showed that yes, life is hard and marriage can be even harder, but that it’s something worth fighting for.