Before and Ever Since
Before and Ever Since
Berkley Books, Mass Market Paperbound, 9780425255148, 292pp.
Publication Date: November 5, 2013
Ben Landry knew Emily Lockwood inside and out. From childhood friends to young lovers, they shared an unbreakable bond. But that didn't stop Ben from leaving town without saying good-bye...
Twenty years later, Emily now has a successful career, a stubbornly independent grown daughter, an ex-husband who rarely tests her patience, and a mother who often does. But Emily also has a secret, one that she buried long ago and tried to forget.
Then Ben returns, and any sense of normalcy in her life is gone. Seeing Ben does more than bring back memories. Visions of her past begin playing before her eyes and show every choice she made in a revealing new light and a startling new angle. For Emily, seeing her life in rewind makes her realize she has hard choices to make for her future--choices that could redefine everyone else's future as well.
Praise for Sharla Lovelace's novels
“Sometimes I wonder if I can do a book justice by trying to describe how good it really is, and this novel is one of those indescribable-without-experiencing-it types of love stories. The book kicks off with a great first sentence….I was immediately hooked….Light-hearted with situations so real that you can't help but laugh, while shaking your head in agreement ….BEFORE AND EVER SINCE is an outstanding contemporary story.” –Romance Junkies
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“A hauntingly beautiful story from a writer with a fresh new voice.” --Jodi Thomas, New York Times bestselling author
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