Edie had spent her whole life planning her future, imagining her husband, her kids, and even which minivan she’d drive. Lucky for her, she didn’t have to wait long, marrying her high school sweetheart right after graduation.
All of Edie’s dreams had come true, until they were no longer her dreams. Unable to deal with the lingering depression caused by having children, she left her whole life behind, walking away from the one thing she’d always wanted.
Donovan Leery loved his wife with everything he had and could never imagine life without her. Until he came home from work one day and found a letter from Edie, explaining she needed a break. Not only leaving him to live his life without her, but alone to raise their three small children.
But what happens when Edie is ready to come home? When she’s ready to fight for it all back? She knew it wouldn’t be easy. But she didn’t care. After spending years getting her life back together, she was ready to fight for her family. And a fight is what Donovan would give her.
She’d fight to make up for her Biggest Mistake.
Wow, what an emotional and thought provoking read. I devoured this book in one sitting, and although I felt quite melancholy throughout, the beautiful and uplifting moments completely made up for it.
Edie married her childhood sweetheart, she had a beautiful home and 3 small children by the time she was 23. But one day she walked out on her family and for two years they didn’t hear one word from the woman who was their whole world.
This story tells of the devastating effects of post partum depression and how desperate some women can feel that they can do the one thing that most of us could never even contemplate and leave your children, with the absolute conviction that they would be better off without you.
When Edie comes back, ready to fight for her family, she knows it isn’t going to be easy and it really isn’t, the author definitely puts her through the ringer, but slowly but surely, the walls that husband Donavan have put up, start to come down and it’s not only her pain that we feel, but his.
“You destroyed me, Edie.
You’re still destroying me.”
Donnie, stole the show for me – he was something special, he really was. His absolute love for the mother of his children was outstanding and even when he hated her you couldn’t help but see that he was always going to turn out to be the good man that he was.
This was a raw, emotional read that was very real. No hearts and butterflies here, but a beautiful love story nonetheless.