The Buchanans are living an idyllic life on Long Island. Max is a successful author, Lucy is his supportive stay-at-home wife, and their only child, Sammy, is the center of their world.
On February 1, 2007 their lives change forever.
A year later, Max is hiding behind writer’s block—shuffling through daily life with minimal effort while eight-year-old Sammy devises his own process of dealing with his upturned world. His secret conversations with his mother give him the strength to adjust to his new life and new family dynamic.
When trouble at school brings Max and Sammy’s teacher together, Max is torn between awakened feelings of need and desire and the love he still harbors for his wife. Sammy forms a closer bond with Benjamin, the troubled teen across the street, who suffers from the pain of his past and plays a dangerous, illegal game. And Lucy, watching as her family unravels, is helpless. Or is she?
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In Wenzler’s second novel, Letting Go tells the heartwarming story about a mother who refuses to leave her child, and as she watches her husband begin a new life, must figure out how to hold on and when to let go.
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Debbi DuBose, Goodreads review
“Wenzler’s Letting Go gets everything perfectly right about loss; just the way it really is. This gorgeously, well crafted novel made me cry, but ultimately, it made me very happy!”
Kathy, Goodreads review
“Absolutely loved this story!! Captured by the characters’ tenderness, vulnerability, & strength all mixed together!! A MUST read!!”
Twenty-one-year-old Lizzie Adler had everything a young woman could want: she was beautiful, bright, and had both a faithful best friend and a handsome boyfriend with whom she was deeply in love. In one fell swoop, calamity strikes, stripping Lizzie of all that she holds dear. While driving with her best friend, Nan, en route to a party, Lizzie collides with another car.
The results are devastating: Nan doesn’t survive the accident, while Lizzie is forever crippled and disfigured. Lizzie undergoes scores of surgeries and endures ample physical therapy, which ultimately leave her with a face and body she can no longer recognize.
Meanwhile, Daniel has just recently left Lizzie to stay with his ailing grandparents in England. He intended to return to her arms after just one summer. Little did he know that, after months of silence from his beloved, he would receive a cold, curt break-up letter, devoid of explanation.
Unable to bear the pain brought on by memories of who she used to be, Lizzie casts her former identity aside forever and decides to go by the name of Beth.
Fast forward twelve years, and Beth is now an almost-happily-married stay-at-home mom with a five-year-old daughter, Stacy. Boredom and pressure from her husband, Alan prompt Beth to join Stacy’s school’s PTA. There, she meets Noreen: the first woman she is able to connect with since Nan’s death so many years ago. Beth is delighted to have finally found someone with whom to face the travails of womanhood.
Unfortunately, friendship with Noreen comes at an unexpected, and painfully high, price.
Both Sides of Love is the poignant story of a woman struggling to love and accept who she is while vigilantly guarding a painful secret from her best friend – a secret that would ultimately tear their families apart.
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~ Amazon Review:
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“Exquisite prose. Tight story line. Strong characters that hold their own. Filled with emotion as well as simplicity. I’m having a hard time getting into my next book after this beautiful story. A book I will never forget.”
This review is from: Both Sides Of Love (Kindle Edition)
“This book was awesome from the first page, could not put it down had many twists and turns. Reflected on real life, you can’t help but feel for all the characters. I laughed, I cried a lot. Would recommend this book to anyone that loves to read. I would love to say so much more but don’t want to give anything away……just read it you won’t regret it!!!!”