I'll Become The Sea

I'll Become The Sea

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by Rebecca Rogers Maher
     
 

Jane Elliott has found peace. By all accounts, she's a success story: a survivor of childhood abuse who has dedicated her life to teaching. She's also engaged to marry Ben, an ambitious documentary filmmaker.

But hers is a false and fragile peace. Focusing on her students at an urban Jersey Shore school and maintaining a relationship with an absentee

Overview

Jane Elliott has found peace. By all accounts, she's a success story: a survivor of childhood abuse who has dedicated her life to teaching. She's also engaged to marry Ben, an ambitious documentary filmmaker.

But hers is a false and fragile peace. Focusing on her students at an urban Jersey Shore school and maintaining a relationship with an absentee fiancé conveniently keep Jane from feeling much of anything at all.

This safe existence is threatened when she meets David, a musician who runs an afterschool program for at-risk kids. Because of her commitment to Ben, Jane can deny her attraction to David and convince herself they are just good friends.

But an accident, a death, a grim family obligation and her own intense desire force Jane to overcome the past, rethink the present—and take a genuine risk on love.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781426890475
Publisher:
Carina Press
Publication date:
08/01/2010
Sold by:
HARLEQUIN
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
344,602
File size:
516 KB

Meet the Author

Rebecca Rogers Maher is a writer, teacher and mother of two beautiful children. She reads classic novels, poetry, apocalypse stories, academic texts about race, class, gender and the environment, and romance novels. Rebecca lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. I'll Become the Sea is her first novel.

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I'll Become the Sea 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Your review was so good. I bought the book and enjoyed the read. Was on a long plane ride 5 hours and read whole thing. Thanks
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ChambersGirl More than 1 year ago
A very thought and feeling provoking read... Poor Jane has to deal with so much emotional baggage and feels damaged beyond anyone's capability of fixing. She's involved with more dead-end & toxic relationships than she should be, but doesn't quite see that. Her only redeeming and real relationship at the beginning of the story is Sarah. Sarah, who has been with her through thick and thin since childhood, is Jane's pillar of strength and reason. She's not afraid remove Jane's blindfold and tries to get her friend to see the world for what it really is vs. the slide show that Jane, along with her parents and her fiance, has her convinced is her reality. Jane's heart overflows with a desire to be "good" and to help people. I can completely relate to the standard of honor, responsibility, and loyalty that she holds herself to - thinking that she needs to be needed by everyone & needs to be perfect - otherwise she's of null value to everyone and everything around her. Through fate, Jane meets David. She and David begin a professional relationship that turns into a true friendship and, finally, into something more. With David, she finds that she has the power to shift the false beliefs that have always been pushed upon her by her parents and her conscience. She learns to accept herself, to forgive any false/misplaced guilt for things she had no control over, and to also realize that she, too, deserves happiness and love.
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