Let It Be (Paperback)
Bracket Books, 9780988661004, 236pp.
Publication Date: May 1, 2013
List Price: 12.95*
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An extraordinary story inspired by the music of the Beatles, Let It Be is a powerful story of loss, longing, and forgiveness that unfolds under West Texas skies. Leaving her abusive husband behind, Michelle Jansen uproots her family, settles in Amarillo, Texas, and begins to search for the confidence and courage that she lost over the course of her thirteen year marriage. Finding strength and support in the music she loves, the music of the Beatles, she also starts to fall in love with a man who has no interest in controlling her, a man who is content to love her for who she is, not for what he would like her to be. But Michelle doesn't realize that her ex-husband is willing to do whatever he has to do to destroy her new life. When she's betrayed by her very own son, one man will nearly lose his life, another will lose his freedom, and this already fractured family will be damaged in an almost unimaginable way. Will they ever find forgiveness in the midst of so much guilt and sorrow? Or will love give them the strength that they need to let it be? Filled with true-to-life characters that will stay with readers long after the final page is turned, Let It Be is a touching tale that probes human frailties and foibles, sacrifice and satisfaction, decisions and desire. Part family saga, part coming-of-age tale, part testament to the power of a mother's love, Let It Be chronicles the breakup of a marriage, the destruction of a family, and the struggle to come together in the aftermath of what remains.