Life is never complete without love. When love is shared, the result is beautiful. However, when imperfections in our ardour occur, the results are heartbreaking, sometimes even tragic. Death, abuse, cheating, dishonesty, dissatisfaction – five reasons to leave your lover.
Set Yourself Free, Ellery – A Novella, explores the lives of Ellery and Julian. Their years of marriage resulted in beautiful twin girls and a resentment borne out of emasculation. Julian no longer felt needed. He found someone who made him feel important again. She was younger, had a child of her own, and is possibly pregnant with her second – Julian’s.
Following the breaking of the heart and sentimental items of entwined lives, come two short stories told from unique perspectives - Cinnamon, the always loving and faithful friend; Herman and Beth, together until the end. Loss in any form is taxing. When it comes in the form of love, the varied ways to lose your lover are endless, as is the pain in a mournful heart.
Author, Carolyn Moncel opens up the hearts and minds of her characters and allows you to feel the suffering of their loss. Set Yourself Free, Ellery is beautifully written and pulls no punches in the true reaction of any woman who finds the sanctity of her marriage vows to be broken by the man she loved and believed she could trust. What Ellery discovers about herself along the newly paved path of destruction that was her marriage, surprises even Julian.
Ms. Moncel reveals life as it really is – complete with imperfections and infidelity. I would recommend this book to anyone who wants to do a little soul searching. Your troubles are not your own as her characters reveal. Everyone experiences love lost, but it is how you move forward that matters most.
Lee-Ann Graff-Vinson is the author of ‘Georgia’s Smile’, ‘Love’s Trust’, ‘Callie’s Fate’, and her most recent release – ‘Love And Liberty’ (now also available in print).