Accidental Happiness

Accidental Happiness

by Meredith Rachek

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What if your life changed overnight?
For Brian and Becky, the late hours of an early August night young love was irrevocably transformed into tragedy. In a story that declares the strength and resilience of those on the cusp of adulthood and represents all that young love can be; Accidental Happiness takes its reader on an emotional journey which explores every facet of love and loss.
The start of Brian�s senior year meant life was just as it should be for an eighteen year old about to realize his dreams. Yet only moments into his first soccer practice, despite barely catching a glimpse of the girl running through his peripheral, his world as he knew it stopped. What he never expected was for a new student to change his outlook on commitment, family, and finding the strength to fight for what you want from the people around you. His story progresses through the next nine months as he falls in love, questions the power of that love, falls out of faith with the meaning of family, and is ultimately forced to identify what he truly wants and needs in life, even if that is at the expense of losing those who mean the most to him, possibly forever.
Becky�s past year in Memphis was a roller coaster ride she had no recollection of boarding but never regretted living. Now on the brink of a college soccer career at her dream school, hundreds of miles away from family and the love of her life, freedom feels empowering. That is until the night her world gets ripped from her side. Waking up in the hospital the following day to find out Brian didn�t survive the accident; Becky is forced to pick up the pieces of life despite wanting to escape everything that meant something in her relationship. Throwing herself into a sport that has always provided a release, life�s circumstances soon make it impossible for her to even carry on with that last piece of herself. Over the course of her freshman year Becky finds that despite her loss, the issues which haunted Brian during their relationship did not die with him that night. Beaten down over and over again as she attempts to heal the heart broken on that dark night when two young people felt they could take on the world as long as they had each other by their side; Becky now has the ultimate questions to answer. Can anything be forgiven through love? How do you carry on when your foundation is continuously knocking you off your feet? What if it was all a lie?

Product Details

BN ID: 2940150567276
Publisher: Meredith Rachek
Publication date: 09/01/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 450
File size: 610 KB

About the Author

As a child growing up in Chagrin Falls, Ohio, Meredith Rachek discovered her ever active imagination and propensity for daydreaming at a young age. As she grew older, a love for novels and fiction was born, but only as a reader. It wasn�t until the summer before her senior year of college that the story line behind Accidental Happiness was born.

Meredith graduated from the University of Dayton (featured in Accidental Happiness) with a degree in Finance, a minor in Biology and a passion for writing. After graduation she moved to Memphis, TN where the first actual story line of Accidental Happiness was fully developed. She later moved to Chicago, IL where she continued to write on nights and weekends.

As eldest of three girls, Meredith is close with her family despite living out-of-state. She has a strong network of friends and colleagues in Chicago and credits the city�s vivacity for her continued inspiration. Without the number of characters she interacts with on a daily basis, the influence behind a number of the characters in both Accidental Happiness and her other future projects would never have been found.

In addition to writing Meredith is an avid distance runner. She has completed the Chicago Marathon and several half marathon races. Through her passion for running and her love of pets Meredith raises money and awareness for Team PAWS, Chicago�s largest no-kill animal shelter, and takes a shelter pup for a run whenever she can.

Not one to shy away from anything, Meredith writes novels that push the envelope and encourages the reader to see the personal side of life�s darker events.

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