"Redemption. This was the first word that occurred to me with the last sentence of the book. Redemption for what we've done; redemption from what we've suffered. ...a touching story of two people struggling to find their place in life and their true self, two souls which have suffered more than enough, two human beings who have discovered that we are the loneliest in our darkest hours." ~ Tsvetalina Baykusheva
PUBLISHER'S NOTE: Previously released in 2013 as The Lone Wolf.
[Literary, Women's Fiction, Contemporary]
When her husband David’s infidelities are revealed, shattering the perfect life Kasey Sanford thought they’d created together, it’s a wake-up call that she’s lost herself along the way. She demands that David move with her to a new town, to a fresh start for their life together.
Kasey loves the freedom of reinventing herself, including her new friendship with police officer and soldier Andrew Adams. Andrew is handsome and charming, and his interest in Kasey awakens feelings she’d rather have for her husband, who pushes her further away with each of his alcohol-fueled outbursts. Intent on preserving her marriage for the sake of her young daughter, and with no one else to confide in, Kasey turns to Andrew for support.
But Andrew’s own life is falling apart as he’s put on standby for another deployment, triggering painful memories he’d rather ignore. He’ll do anything to forget the soldiers who didn’t return home with him, his stillborn son, and all those he’s disappointed, including God.
As their relationship grows, Kasey must decide if she will repair her marriage and remain with the man she’s always loved, or if she will give up everything she holds dear to save the soul of a man she barely knows, a man who fights her at every step, a man desperate to regain his faith in God, in humanity, and in himself.
"Yours to Keep or Throw Aside" by E.D. Martin
Evolved Publishing presents an intimate glance inside two people's struggle to find happiness and contentment in their often troubled lives. [DRM-Free]
Books by E.D. Martin:
- A Handful of Wishes (Coming in 2017)
- Not My Thing (A Short Story)
- The Futility of Loving a Soldier
- Yours to Keep or Throw Aside
More Great Literary/Women's Fiction from Evolved Publishing:
- Hannah's Voice and Carry Me Away by Robb Grindstaff
- Jellicle Girl by Stevie Mikayne
- White Chalk by P.K. Tyler
- Cassia by Lanette Kauten
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About the Author
I’m a writer with a knack for finding new jobs in new places. Born and raised in Illinois, my past incarnations have included bookstore barista in Indiana, college student in southern France, statistician in North Carolina, economic development analyst in North Dakota, and high school teacher in Iowa. I draw on my experiences to tell the stories of those around me, with a generous heaping of “what if” thrown in.
Growing up, I preferred books to people, and fortunately the library down the road indulged my introversion/misanthropy. I’d read any genre, as long as the story had relatable characters and left me thinking about what I’d read days, even years later. This has stuck with me, and it’s something I aim for in my own works: Love my characters or hate them, just as long as my stories leave you feeling something or seeing the world in a new perspective.