Not To Us
- Sales Rank:56,503
- Format:Kindle eBook
- Language:English (Published)
- Media:Kindle Edition
- Publication Date:April 29, 2011
Ellie's perfect world unravels. A best friend's betrayal ends her marriage. An alarming diagnosis threatens her life. Yet. It all leads to Michael... But, fate soon tests their perfect union. And, begs the question: If you get a second chance, do you take a different path?
"There are all kinds of ways for a relationship to be tested, even broken, irrevocably; it’s the endings that we’re unprepared for. My life has become a roller coaster ride mixed with equal amounts of pure joy and exposed fear; and, sometimes, this unfathomable incredulity. This arrives in spurts, like adrenalin or injected heroin; well, how I imagine injected heroin would feel. That’s when I consider that change—change, its inevitability—is coming. And, I can’t stop it."
This is how the roller coaster ride story of Ellen Kay “Ellie” Bradford begins. Ellie—a successful editor, a doting mother, and a loving wife—discovers her perfect world has been rocked by her best friend Carrie who is having an affair with her husband Robert. It’s been the two couples—Robert and Ellie; Michael and Carrie—since college. Ellie’s world unravels further, when she learns she has breast cancer from Michael, the brilliant surgeon determined to save her. Both Ellie and Michael admit to their long-held feelings for one another and when an unexpected pregnancy further complicates Ellie's cancer treatment, the two marry. Intent on building a perfect life together with their blended families, Michael and Ellie’s intense bond is soon tested like never before. A despondent Ellie escapes her heartbreak, but before long discovers in keeping her secrets about her life and even cancer, she cannot outrun any of it for long. Not To Us is an insightful look into one woman’s personal journey in discovering the only way to keep her one and only wish is to trust the ones that count, beginning with herself.
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