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I Couldn't Love You Moreby Jillian Medoff
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Which child would you save? A decision no parent can even fathom.
Eliot Gordon would do anything for her family. A 38-year-old working mother, she lives an ordinary but fulfilling life in suburban Atlanta with her partner, Grant Delaney, and their three daughters. The two older girls are actually Eliot's stepdaughters, a distinction she is reluctant to make as she valiantly attempts to maintain a safe, happy household . . .
Then Finn Montgomery, Eliot's long-lost first love, appears, triggering a shocking chain of events that culminates in a split-second decision that will haunt her beloved family forever. How Eliot survives-and what she loses in the process-is a story that will resonate with anyone who has ever loved a child. With hilarious honesty, wrenching depth, and a knockout twist, I COULDN'T LOVE YOU MORE illuminates the unbreakable bonds of family and reveals the lengths we'll go to save each other, even as we can't save ourselves.
"In Medoff's poignant — though occasionally melodramatic — follow-up to Hunger Point, 38-year-old Eliot Harmon is a hardworking mother of Hailey — and stepmother of Charlotte and Gail — in Atlanta's suburbs, where she lives happily enough with her partner, Grant, and the kids. However, Eliot's close ties to her mother and sisters Sylvia and Maggie put a constant strain on her relationship with Grant. As if that weren't enough, Eliot's college boyfriend, Finn — whom she never quite got over — reappears and wants back into her life. As Eliot struggles to choose between the man she loved and the man she loves, a mishap at the beach forces everything into perspective. Distracted as Finn divulges his still-strong feelings over the phone, Eliot loses sight of Hailey and Gail, who are swept separately out to sea. Unable to save both, Eliot must make a terrible decision, one that will put her entire life — past, present, and future — suddenly into perspective. Medoff's exploration of fidelity, family, and parenthood provides a complex look at the difficult role of a stepparent. Agent: Jennifer Gates, Zachary Shuster Harmsworth." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
For fans of Liane Moriarty and Sarah Pekkanen, a light-hearted yet heartfelt novel exploring what happens when two women love the same man—and then he dies.
When a married man suffers a sudden fatal accident, two women are shattered — his wife and his mistress — and past secrets, desires, and regrets are brought to light.
While walking home from work one evening, Jeff Manning is struck by a car and killed. Two women fall to pieces at the news: his wife, Claire, and his co-worker Tish. Reeling from her loss, Claire must comfort her grieving son as well as contend with funeral arrangements, well-meaning family members, and the arrival of Jeff’s estranged brother, who was her ex-boyfriend. Tish volunteers to attend the funeral on her company’s behalf, but only she knows the true risk of inserting herself into the wreckage of Jeff’s life.
Told through the three voices of Jeff, Tish, and Claire, Hidden explores the complexity of relationships, the repercussions of our personal choices, and the responsibilities we have to the ones we love.
About the Author
Catherine McKenzie is a graduate of McGill University and McGill Law S
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