Jen never understood why her father despised her, but she spent years bearing the brunt of his contempt-and his fists. Years of abuse come to a head one terrible night, after which Jen bolts from her midwestern town, escaping to the coast.
There, Jen finds shelter with her childhood friend Rachelle, Rachelle's boyfriend, and their roommate, Derek, until events cause her to spiral into a self-destructive pattern of drugs and partying.
Jen claws her way back to sobriety only to experience betrayal, physical and emotional pain, and a crisis that pulls her back into her family's world. She seems destined to live life in despair, but then what seems to be yet another tragedy offers her salvation in the form of an infant desperately in need of a mother.
Determined to start again and make a better life for the child she now cares for, Jen struggles to improve her life. A romance with an older man provides a contented state she's never felt before.
Jen's life finally seems to be on the right track when a figure from her past reappears. Now she must choose between her heart and her head-and risk everything in the process.
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About the Author
Married to her best friend, journalist J. H. Morgan has three children under the age of seven and considers parenting to be the greatest adventure of her life. She lives in the tiny African kingdom of Swaziland, where she works full-time and writes in the middle of the night. After reading every book she owned or could borrow, she began writing her own stories.
Morgan's extraordinary life experiences and those of the people closest to her inspire her writing and give her valuable insight into the painful world of addiction. She completely understands the need to start life anew and the consequences such a decision triggers.