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Elena is a work at home/stay at home/write at home mom of twins who regularly loses herself in her fictional characters because their lives are way more exciting!
Learn more about Elena at www.elenaaitken.com
I write books for you, your best friend, your sister, and that woman at the gym whose name you can’t remember.
My books ask the hard questions that all women have asked themselves at some point.
on Feb. 22, 2014 :
This is a story of a woman reaching the lowest point in her life and starting a journey to find herself again. It is undeniably a beautiful, emotional story but some parts just didn't work for me.
At first I couldn't really stand the way Becca was acting, how she pushed her husband away whenever he tried to be nice to her. Then again, I could feel her desperation and I empathized.
Her journey was heartbreaking but at the same time it was fascinating; at times I wished I were in Rainbow Valley with her, away from it all.
There are some strong parts that make up for the weaker ones, and I did shed a couple of tears toward the end, because that's when Becca's emotions really jump out of the page; however, I didn't like what she did while she was in Rainbow Valley, and sometimes I couldn't understand Jon, because one minute he was sweet and the other he said he couldn't take it anymore. Although I understand his behaviour was clearly a reaction to Becca's cold behaviour, I found myself wishing he would stop being so blind and insensitive, and try to put himself in her shoes for once. When she left him and he had to take care of the girls, I was happy he finally got to understand what she'd been going through for years.
This is not a light, beach read; there are some parts that will really squeeze your heart until it hurts, but even though at some points in the book I was tempted to leave it, I'm glad I finished it because it is the perfect ending to such a winding journey.
(reviewed long after purchase)