SynopsisTwo women. Carly & Tabitha. Both have suffered life-altering events that have left them both traumatically damaged. Carly Sloan’s life was perfect until the night her security and innocence was torn from her. The vast repercussions from that horrific night threaten to destroy her stability and her chances for a happily ever after. Kyle Finnegan comes into Carly’s life at the height of her turmoil. Can he help her find what she desires most? Tabitha Fletcher, on the other hand, has suffered from a very young age. She has been hiding from her past, which was full of abuse, loss and turmoil. She has been so brutally damaged that she has very little hope of redemption. The revolving door of men only leads her deeper into misery. What circumstance brings these two women together unexpectedly and can they help each other heal? And will they each find what they need? Redemption. Love. Family. This book is not suitable for young readers. It is intended for mature adults only (18+). It contains strong language, adult/sexual situations, non-consensual sex and some violence. ………………………………
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Where do I begin. Every once in a while you come across those novels that encapsulate such depth and evoke such strong emotions from the beautifully flowing words. Words that just simply jump at you off the page. Dear Emily is a beautifully constructed novel that immersed me in the world of two very broken women, Carly and Tabitha who despite their hardships imbue such strengths that they do not truly know they have. These are two women who have suffered the depravity of what they truly desire in life. Love. The unconditional and unrelenting love given and received by a parental figure.
Trudy Stiles quite simply broke my heart with this beautiful portrayal of the power of healing, love and the bright prospect that second chances do exist. But it is also a book that details the hardships of life in a realistic and melancholic manner.
I am one of those avid readers who immediately immerses myself into a book without reading a synopsis. It may sound odd, but I usually like to go into a new book forming my own perceptions and learning the details of each character on my own. So, I do not want to give too much away here as I feel that this story will be that much more beautiful, poignant and powerful if you just start from the beginning and allow Trudy Stile’s stunningly poetic words to carry you through.
I will say that I cannot wait to read what will be next for Tabitha.
4.5 Stunning and Heartbreakingly BEAUTIFUL STARS