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?
AUTHOR'S NOTE: Not To Us will surprise you with its unexpected twists and turns, but this is edgy fiction that explores controversial topics including infidelity and betrayal. If you have any reservations, please read the sample first.
PRAISE for Not To Us
"Strong characterizations and intriguing plot lines kept me riveted to this novel. The storyline of couples facing midlife crisis that tears them apart and still brings them together is very moving..." Marta Hartman BookRooster
"This book was the epitome of an emotional rollercoaster, and I say that with a smile on my face...I read through this book rather quickly, because it captivated me so much..." Stephanie Goodreads
"Rather you have been divorced, are the child of divorce, have had cancer of any kind, or a family member of a cancer patient, this book is for you...Wonderful storyline, very detailed characters. Just keep a box of tissues nearby." Crabtree4194
"... I have to say I loved it. It is the story of how a woman's life falls apart from one day to the next and how she keeps it together. Or not..." pj "pj" Bookrooster
Author Q & A
What was the basis for Not To Us?
I wanted to explore a few heavy themes and started with these types of questions: What happens in a relationship that seems to have everything? What happens when one is betrayed? By a husband? By a best friend? What happens to a person when they're confronted with a life-threatening illness? Does he or she strive to change their course? Choose a different path?
These story lines intrigued me and became the basis for Not To Us. In this novel, both Michael and Ellie strive to do the right thing, most of the time, but they both respond to grief in the same kind of way, seeking consolation from others, not trusting each other, or themselves. I wanted to write about how tragedy can change or alter a person's life, and even, perhaps, change their behavior and choices.
If you enjoy the inevitable twists and turns in story lines and the emotional journey when a woman takes a chance in starting over, you are going to LOVE "Not To Us"!