Overview

On a dark rainy night in the middle of nowhere, Ellie, a young drug addicted mother heartlessly abandons her daughter Eva, by the side of the road. But no matter how hard she tries Ellie, can't let herself forget her beautiful dark haired girl. Ellie is haunted by that night, her weakness turning her into someone she never imagined she could be.

When Eva is eventually adopted by Rose and her alcoholic husband, Thomas, she becomes Brynn. She is the daughter Rose always yearned ...

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Leaving Eva

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Overview

On a dark rainy night in the middle of nowhere, Ellie, a young drug addicted mother heartlessly abandons her daughter Eva, by the side of the road. But no matter how hard she tries Ellie, can't let herself forget her beautiful dark haired girl. Ellie is haunted by that night, her weakness turning her into someone she never imagined she could be.

When Eva is eventually adopted by Rose and her alcoholic husband, Thomas, she becomes Brynn. She is the daughter Rose always yearned for but Thomas never wanted. Thomas's love of whiskey combined with his animosity toward Brynn creates a violent whirlwind that turns Brynn's childhood into a living hell.

Brynn desperately plans her escape from Thomas and the small town that imprisons her. But her plans didn't include falling in love with Adam, a fiercely loyal and protective boy who loves her with all of his heart.  Brynn has to decide if she will trust him enough to bare everything to him, as they struggle toward adulthood, and building a life of their own.

As a grown woman, Brynn moves on to find success, but is unable to truly surrender to happiness. The memories of Thomas, her continued struggle with Rose, and the pain of that dark rainy night continue to haunt her. Brynn must figure out a way to confront her fear or risk losing Adam forever.

Will she be able to move beyond her brokenness to have a normal life with a man who loves her, completely? Or will she allow the selfishness and depravity of others to finally destroy her? In spite of it all, Brynn may not have the ultimate choice as the past eventually seeks her out, in this emotional journey into one woman's struggle to become whole again.

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Editorial Reviews

Amazon - Kimberly Miller
As an avid reader, it's hard to find new authors that can surprise you. This author and this book will do just that. You become immediately connected to each character and find yourself becoming lost in their lives. This is one of those books you find yourself reading a second and third time to find every fine detail you may have read over. Or , you just can not wait for the next book!! This has serious movie potential...well done.
Amazon - Misicina Fisher
I was pulled in immediately. Cried with Eva /Brynn throughout the journey. Touchy subjects portrayed realistically though a child's eyes. I was trilled When she was freed after reading her mother's letter. I am impatiently waiting to read Ellie's reasoning and what happens now
Amazon - Jennifer Presser
This book was definitely a page turner! I very much enjoyed the storyline even though it broke my heart at times. I'm looking forward to reading the next one!
Amazon.com - Trina Matthews
This book was recommended to me by a friend of the writer and I am so glad that he told me about it! I am an avid reader and he figured I would like it. Boy, was he right! I was sucked in from the first chapter and couldn't wait for my train commute so I could read it. I don't have much time for reading at home but I found myself picking up the book anyway and neglecting my household duties. Oh well! I found myself completely wrapped up in Eva/Brynn and my heart just went out to her. The ending
Room Wtih Books - Patricia Green
The story "Leaving Eva" has a very strong beginning and drew me immediately into the story and kept me there to the end. It has a number of side stories that developed the deeper I got into the book. Author Jennifer Sivec touched on a number of issues that I find to be very deep and personal. She has done a great amount of research into societal taboos and I love the way she shows how the visible and invisible scars from abuse and self-abuse can hurt for years, but with willingness and hard work
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940046241167
  • Publisher: Jennifer Sivec
  • Publication date: 4/9/2013
  • Series: Eva
  • Sold by: Draft2Digital
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 376,393
  • File size: 283 KB

Meet the Author

Jennifer is from Oberlin, Ohio and is married to her best friend and
love. They have two energetic little sons who give them purpose, happiness, and perspective.

She is a full time working career mom, playing the delicate balance between family, work, and personal passion.
Starting at an early age, Jennifer was an avid reader, losing herself in any story she could get her hands on. Writing has been her saving grace, quieting the turmoil and making sense of the chaos, in a sometimes tumultuous life.

Jennifer can be contacted at jennifersivec@yahoo.com. You can connect with her and stay up to date with future projects @jennifersivec on Twitter, Jennifer Sivec on Facebook, Goodreads.  You can also follow her blog “Inside Jen’s Mind” http://jennifersivec.wordpress.com

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