Monday, September 21, 2020

The People We Meet Along the Way (+ Giveaway)

The People We Meet Along The Way
by Beth Rinyu
* Publication date: September 17th, 2020
* Genres: Romance, Women’s Fiction

Would you be able to grant the same forgiveness to someone else that you’re so desperately seeking yourself?

Jillian O’Rourke’s marriage died long before her husband’s tragic accident. Years of battling with infertility and demanding careers melted their once solid relationship.

Bearing the burden of guilt over his death, Jillian gets lost in despair and a series of what ifs. But one chance encounter with a stranger, changes everything. Now being faced with newfound knowledge and a painful decision, Jillian must push past her anger, learn to forgive and open her heart in ways she never could’ve imagined. 

As she comes to grips with the devastation of her past, she learns to embrace the possibility of a future she never thought possible. A bittersweet story of love, forgiveness, and the unexpected destiny that is sometimes handed to us in life from the people we meet along the way.

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EXCERPT:

“I just wish you didn’t hate me so much.” I concentrated on the coffee in my cup as I swirled the wooden stirrer round and round.

“I don’t hate you,” I said, focusing my attention back to him. “I hate what we did. I hate that I let it define who I was for so long, and I hate that I hurt someone I cared about so much because of it. But I don’t hate you—you were just one of the many cracks in my life.”

He creased his forehead. “I don’t understand.”

I gazed at him long and hard, finally fearless of the shame the man staring back at me conjured up inside of me. He held no control over me, and he never had. I stood up and pushed my chair in as he sat there waiting for an explanation. “And I wouldn’t have expected you to. Goodbye, Jonathan.”

Meet the Author

Ever since I can remember, I have always enjoyed Creative Writing. There was always something about being able to travel to a different place or become a different person with just the stroke of a pen - or in today's world a touch of the keyboard. I love creating deep characters who you will love or love to hate.

My life is not as interesting as my books or the characters in them, but then again whose life is? My happy place is a seat by the ocean with my feet in the sand or on the busy streets of New York City. You will more than likely find one of these places as the setting for most of my books.

For more on Beth and her writing, you can connect with her on the following sites: Blog / Facebook / Instagram / Amazon / Bookbub

Thanks so much for stopping by today. Do you think it's harder to forgive someone if you don't forgive yourself first?

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11 comments:

  1. Looks like an interesting book.
    Thanks for the contest. 

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  2. Looks like a very thoughtful story. Until you learn to forgive yourself, you can't move forward with hurts or grief or forgiveness for others.

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  3. I find forgiving others MUCH easier than forgiving myself.
    Thank you for this enticing excerpt. And hooray for women who reclaim their lives.

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  4. Forgiveness is a tough issue. As stated above, easier to forgive others than ourselves.

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  5. Loved Beth's comment about creative writing being a way to armchair travel and assume other identities. Good luck to her with the release!

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  6. This one sounds like a really interesting look at how we reflect on our lives, Mason. And I'll bet there are some lessons to be learned, too. Thanks for sharing.

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  7. It's easier for me to forgive than to forget. Ugh. :) This new books sounds like a great read.

    Teresa

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  8. Oh, my heart! Forgiveness is a learned skill and not an easy one. Good luck with the book - sounds great!

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  9. Forgiveness of self is always tough.

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  10. Self-forgiveness is one of the hardest kinds of forgiveness, but one of the most necessary for living a healthy life.
    Way to go on addressing this topic in a fiction read!

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  11. Congratulations on your book! Don't let the past eat you up!

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