All of Edie's dreams had come true, until they were no longer her dreams. Unable to deal with the lingering depression caused by having children, she left her whole life behind, walking away from the one thing she'd always wanted.
Donovan Leery loved his wife with everything he had and could never imagine life without her. Until he came home from work one day and found a letter from Edie, explaining she needed a break. Not only leaving him to live his life without her, but alone to raise their three small children.
But what happens when Edie is ready to come home? When she's ready to fight for it all back? She knew it wouldn't be easy. But she didn't care. After spending years getting her life back together, she was ready to fight for her family. And a fight is what Donovan would give her.
She'd fight to make up for her Biggest Mistake.
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This book was amazing! If you are looking for some soul touching reading, this is your book. Real honest emotion that many could relate to! A must read grab the book,kleenex and some free time once you pick it up you can't put it doen.
This story was so unique compared to other books that I have read and it hooked me instantly. This story completely took control of me and I couldn't put it down. I had so many questions that needed answers. I sympathized with Edie and wanted her to regain all that she had walked away from two years ago. She was nothing if not determined and I admired her spirit and new-found strength. There were so many things to work through and gain forgiveness for when Edie returned. I was completely enraptured by the story and watching her work to gain back the life that she had before leaving. So much had happened in her absence and there was a lot to be discussed and accepted. It was a slow road for Edie and Donovan, and I couldn't tear my eyes away from their story. As Edie continued to open up about her reasons for leaving and her time away, there was still a lingering secret that she didn't want to risk sharing. I wanted her to be honest so that she and her family could completely heal, and with her withholding something, I feared that all of her hard work would quickly come undone. This kept me on the edge of my seat. Edie and Donovan had a powerful love that had already overcome so much, and I didn't want one final dark secret to destroy what they were rebuilding. And when that final secret did come out (and in the worst possible way) I was shattered right along with Edie. What she did next surprised me, and yet it seemed perfect and what was necessary. So many secrets were coming to light, weights were being lifted, and heartaches were healing. It was beautiful to witness, but I still needed everything to work out for Edie. I couldn't put the book downat all at this point because I needed closure for her story. What was decided at the end was perfect. It brought everything full-circle. Things were not how I expected them to be at the end, and yet demonstrated such strength and perfection. This was my first time reading Leddy Harper, but I'm hooked and will soon be adding more of her books to my library.
Talk about ripping out my soul and throwing it all around. I feel my soul was in a tennis match. My Biggest Mistake is written in Edie's POV. This This is not a book for everyone. Please read the blurb and if a mother's fight to redeem herself after doing the unthinkable is something that will offend you in any way please don't one click. My Biggest Mistake is beautifully written. Leddy Harper has taken a very difficult topic and turned it into an amazing story. She has created characters full of love, hate, lust and passion. From the outside looking in it may seem like a couple has the perfect relationship, that the mom is the perfect mother and everyone is happy but no one sees how foggy the window is from the inside. Depression is a horrible disease to struggle with for anyone but postpartum depression is excruciating because it is a time when you should be full of joy and excitement. Not only is the new mother suffering from postpartum depression but she suffers from so much anger with herself for not being able to control it that she punishes herself more. Edie and Donnie have the perfect life and three beautiful children but Edie doesn't see or feel perfect anymore. She actually doesn't know how she feels other than lost. When a lot of people feel lost they run. After working through her weaknesses Edie knew she needed to go back to what once was her home and fight for her family. Edie knew that it was going to be painful and hard fight but she also knew she would go down trying her hardest to make things better. Donnie hasn't gotten over the fact that Edie walked out on them but he has started to move on with his life. Pulling in to his driveway with his children and Edie's one time best friend (his now girlfriend) he is beyond shocked to see Edie? What does someone say to the love of their life after being abandoned. Will Donnie give up his new life to go back to his heart and soul? Will he be able to forgive Edie and allow her to reform a relationship with their children? Will Donnie hold a hatred toward Edie that will punish her more than she had punished herself? I will not spoil this book because I truly feel that this is a book for everyone young and old. Congratulations Leddy Harper on such a beautiful yet heart breaking story. My Soul Took A Beating Meant for A Tennis Ball