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Composing Myself
     

Composing Myself

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by Elena Aitken
 

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"Composing Myself is a heartwarming story of forgiving the people you love, and finding the strength to stand up and be proud of where you came from. I laughed, I cried, and I had a smile on my face when I turned the last page." ~ Tracey Garvis Graves, author of the New York Times bestseller On the Island

A heart warming story with unexpected and

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"Composing Myself is a heartwarming story of forgiving the people you love, and finding the strength to stand up and be proud of where you came from. I laughed, I cried, and I had a smile on my face when I turned the last page." ~ Tracey Garvis Graves, author of the New York Times bestseller On the Island

A heart warming story with unexpected and likeable characters. An endearing story you won't want to put down. ~Steena Holmes, Author of Finding Emma

Whitney Monroe’s not ashamed of the way her mother can work a brass pole, not really. It’s just that some things are better left unsaid; especially when your mother’s a stripper and you’re trying to get a job at a prestigious private school that definitely won’t appreciate her talents.

Raised by her grandma, Whitney’s always managed to keep her two worlds separate, even if it meant lying to everyone. And when Reid Phillips—a charming, sexy songwriter—becomes her not-entirely-welcome roommate, Whitney has no intention of telling him the truth either. But she wasn’t excepting Reid to see right through her and challenge her compartmentalized life. With Grams seriously ill, her mother’s life in turmoil and her dream job on the line, it’s more important than ever for Whitney to keep everything together. But that will mean being honest with everyone, starting with herself.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940016696119
Publisher:
Elena Aitken
Publication date:
04/26/2013
Sold by:
Draft2Digital
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
1,079,283
File size:
607 KB

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Composing Myself 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Brencz More than 1 year ago
Elena Aitken does it again. What a great book! Elena has turned out to be one of my favorite if not my very favorite authors. Every book she  writes, I LOVE and Composing Myself is a great one.  This is a wonderful story about Whitney who is brought up by her grandmother because her natural mother gave her up at birth while she  made money being a dancer at a strip club. During her years growing up, Whitney pretty much denies the existence of her mother and tells  boyfriends she is dead after making the mistake of past boyfriends getting too much enjoyment of watching her dance. So we catch up with  Whitey while she is substituting at school, dating a boring guy and her grandmother is living in a nursing home. There she meets a nice piano playing guy who her grandmother arranges to be her roommate and the sparks fly. The story goes from there with her grandmother  getting sick, Whitney and William having issues, the piano guy being fabulous (love him!) the mother’s past life and a great ending. A must  read and I don’t want to give away the ending but you might want to have some tissues ready. Elena Aitken knows how to write great books and I can’t wait to read another. If you haven’t read one, you will love it and be a fan!!
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MisfitGeek More than 1 year ago
<p><b>Beautifully Emotional</b></p> <p>This is a really good book. It was an easy, fast read. I really liked the story and the characters. I thought the background story of Patty was woven into Whitney&rsquo;s story very skillfully. It was such an important part of the story and I am glad she chose to include it the way she did. I also enjoyed the way Whitney and Reid&rsquo;s relationship developed. The characters in this book were complex and very well developed. They all had issues and flaws but were basically likable. The conclusion was very satisfying.</p> <p>I have read one other book by Elena and was won over by her emotional writing style. When I had the opportunity to receive an ARC of Composing Myself in exchange for an honest review, I jumped at the chance. I am so glad I did. This book is due to be published May 1. It is a worthy read and I recommend it highly.</p>