Take This Regret

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Overview

There are some mistakes we make that we will regret for the rest of our lives. For Christian, it was the day he betrayed Elizabeth.

Christian Davison has a plan for his life. He is determined to become an attorney and to one day take his place as partner in his father's law firm. Nothing will stand in his way, not even Elizabeth Ayers and their unborn child.

After Christian cuts her from his life, Elizabeth spends the next five years struggling...

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Overview

There are some mistakes we make that we will regret for the rest of our lives. For Christian, it was the day he betrayed Elizabeth.

Christian Davison has a plan for his life. He is determined to become an attorney and to one day take his place as partner in his father's law firm. Nothing will stand in his way, not even Elizabeth Ayers and their unborn child.

After Christian cuts her from his life, Elizabeth spends the next five years struggling to provide for her daughter and willing to sacrifice anything to give her child a safe, comfortable life.

For five years, Christian has regretted the day he walked away from his family and will do anything to win them back just as Elizabeth will do anything to protect her daughter from the certain heartache she believes Christian will bring upon them.

When Christian wrestles his way into their lives, Elizabeth is faced with asking herself if it is possible to forgive someone when they've committed the unforgiveable and if it is possible to find a love after it has been buried in years of hate. Or are there some wounds that go so deep they can never heal?

They say everyone deserves a second chance.

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Editorial Reviews

Blog - Grace Jenica
A.L. Jackson is a master storyteller. Her ability to put flawed, yet likeable, characters into difficult situations and bring them through the trials of life and storyline in such a profoundly moving way is nothing short of amazing. I knew what Jackson is capable of as a writer after reading Pulled, but even that couldn't prepare me for reading Take This Regret. This is a must read.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781938404344
  • Publisher: Sapphire Star Publishing LLC
  • Publication date: 4/5/2012
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 298
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.67 (d)

Meet the Author

A.L. Jackson first found a love for writing during her days as a young mother and college student. She filled the journals she carried with short stories and poems used as an emotional outlet for the difficulties and joys she found in day-to-day life.

Years later, she shared a short story she’d been working on with her two closest friends and, with their encouragement, this story became her first full length novel. A.L. now spends her days writing in Southern Arizona where she lives with her husband and three beautiful children. Her favorite pastime is spending time with the ones she loves.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 31, 2013

    Review vs summary

    People REVIEW the book, DON'T sumurize the book! Get over yourselves!

    9 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 23, 2013

    Loved this book

    I always read reviews before buying a book and thought I would enjoy Lost to You and Take this Regret after reading such great reviews. I thought Lost to You was so boring. I rated that one a 3 out of 5 stars. I wasn't sure if I would like Take this Regret after reading the first one and I have to say I loved it. Kept me interested in the story line and always looking forward to what was going to happen next.

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 21, 2013

    Eh

    I only made it about a third of the way through before all the melodrama and grammatical errors forced me to stop and write a review. Everything in this book is extremely overdramatic, it's like reading a soap opera. The reactions by some of the character , especial from Elizabeth, seemed forced it was terrible. I do not believe the love between Christian and Elizabeth. When something terrible happened to Christian he allowed his daughter to comfort him and even his ex girlfriend but not the women he loves? It's unreal. And every paragragh he talks about how much he loves his daughter...it is boarderline creepy the way he goes into detail about how he loves his daughter. Right now I'm at page 153 and I'm not surprised by any of the plot twist, I saw them coming a mile away. Overall I'm not happy with the purchase of the book and wouldn't recommened it to anyone.

    3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 21, 2013

    Second time

    Loved this story even more a second time after reading the prequil. Many tears shed this time around.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 17, 2013

    Anonymous

    This book was ok. I knew how the story was going to end. I just had to read through all the melodrama, before it was all over. I thought the part where Lizzie misses her Daddy so much that she goes into a zombie like state. I thought it was overkill. The way that Lizzie clamored and attached herself to her Daddy was also a bit much for me, it was as if he was all that existed for her. I wish that Elizabeth had fallen in love and married some one else other than the jerk who threw her out. This isn't really my cup of tea, I hate to see women treated that way.

    3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 27, 2012

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    The decision to read this book was one of those spur of the mome

    The decision to read this book was one of those spur of the moment
    things. It’s a very different sort of story to what I normally read but
    of course reading is all about expanding your horizons. I’m not the sort
    of person who really keeps to a limited reading sphere, so I figured I’d
    take a chance on the book! When Elizabeth falls pregnant, Christian
    gives her an ultimatum: him or their unborn child. She chooses the child
    and walks out of his life. Six long years later, a chance meeting
    between Christian and a young girl draws him into the life that he’d
    turned his back on, the life that includes fatherhood. A small taste of
    what he had up until that moment never known is enough to make him crave
    it and he muscles his way into his daughter’s life, despite knowing that
    Elizabeth is less than comfortable with this change. The story mostly
    focuses on the excursions that the three of them make as a family,
    showing the reader just how Christian is growing as a person in order to
    embrace the new role that he has taken on. He’s actually a very
    interesting character and I enjoyed observing his evolution from spoilt
    rich kid to doting father, even if I did often find the interactions
    between Christian and Lizzy (his daughter, not to be confused with
    Elizabeth, the mother). I suppose this reflects on my relationship with
    my parents. It’s a healthy relationship, but we tend to show our love
    through actions rather than endless direct proclamations. Elizabeth was
    another matter entirely. She started off as a woman willing to make a
    difficult choice and ready to face the consequences of it.
    Unfortunately, while Christian evolved, I felt that Elizabeth devolved.
    Christian hurt her and she never got over the pain of his betrayal. I
    get it. Considering his actions, her reticence around him was taken too
    far and just ended up as a lot of repetition about how he’ll just hurt
    her again so she should keep her distance – but it’s so hard! I lose all
    respect for her when she held Christian accountable for her actions and
    made him responsible for them not having sex. When she then takes out
    all her fears on her daughter while claiming to be protecting her, she
    became a weak-willed character that was a shadow of the strong woman
    she’d been; a character I could not stand. I understand why this is in
    the story but it just didn’t work for me personally. What’s more, once
    Elizabeth lost my respect, she failed to regain it before the story
    ended so I parted ways with her feeling dissatisfied with her character,
    and because of this ultimately with the story as a whole. My copy of
    the book also had some formatting issues and I’d come across sentences
    like: “He could wanted, but it would never change what he discarded us
    and he had no right in our likes. apologize all he did. He had”
    Sometimes I could reconstruct these broken sentences but others I had no
    idea where the fragments were supposed to fit in. I couldn’t say for
    sure whether I missed anything important because of this.

    2 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 17, 2013

    Not great

    It was an okay book, however the characters bothered me. Elizabeth should have found a nice guy instead of hanging onto the one who threw her out. It was also strange how christian woke up one day and decided to find his daughter all of a sudden. Overall i did not like christian and thought that elizabeth was weak. The book was very dramatic.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 24, 2013

    Great Read

    Loved that I was able to read Lost to you first so I could get a better veiw of these characters. Heartfelt and very intense love story. A must read..

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 21, 2013

    Excellent

    Loved it just plan out loved it the only thing is is that it was short this story line could have been carried out with the new york trip or the wedding even a flashback of what happen to liz when he left her. I wish it was longer

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 20, 2013

    AMAZING!!!

    LOVED this book!!!!! A must read. Read Lost To You first though to really get the characters.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 5, 2013

    Boring

    Need refund

    1 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 10, 2014

    very good

    I loved this book it was so very emotional. It was very well written. Sad to see the heart of a mother who loses her baby.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 24, 2014

    Good read

    Lots of regrets, sadness, forgiveness, trust issues, love along with lots of drama.
    I don't know how Elizabeth could forgive after five rough years but their lve was stronger.
    It was so emotional I can't think of reading the next one.

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  • Posted May 14, 2014

    No Regrets Here I personally enjoyed this story, I do believe i

    No Regrets Here

    I personally enjoyed this story, I do believe in second chances.  

    One of my favorite lines from this book is "Elizabeth was a gift and Lizzie was my treasure."  my heart melted when I read that.

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  • Posted February 28, 2014

    highly recommended

    This book held me captive. I literally couldn't put it down! This story is so poignant and written so well!! I couldn't wait to finish it and begin the sequel!! I love this author!! Thanks A.L!!

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  • Posted January 14, 2014

    Looooooove this series! There are not many books I read again. B

    Looooooove this series! There are not many books I read again. But this one, I did!  It's just that good!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 29, 2013

    Terrible

    The writing was immature. Constantly harping on the word regret and pain made me regret buying this book. Characters lacked the maturity to solve their issues until the last five pages. Just horrible writing.

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  • Posted October 10, 2013

    I read Lost to You before I read TTR and I'm glad that I read it

    I read Lost to You before I read TTR and I'm glad that I read it that way. I fell in love with Elizabeth and Christian's story. After I had finished LtY, I immediately picked this one up. I had to believe that Christian would make things right. Take This Regret wrapped up exactly the way I wanted it to. The road wasn't easy, but the journey was worth the tears. 

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 17, 2013

    Loved this intense read. Highly recommend if you enjoy a good lo

    Loved this intense read. Highly recommend if you enjoy a good love story. Well written, keeps you wanting more. 

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 9, 2013

    This is a must read

    This book is amazing! The writer is so good. She makes you really feel all the emotions she tries to convey in the book. Truly the best book Ive read in a long time!

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