Before and Ever Since

Before and Ever Since

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EMILY LOCKWOOD, YOUR PAST IS SHOWING... Emily Lockwood has been sitting on a secret for so long, and buried so deep that she really doesn't even think of it anymore. Why should she? She has a successful career, an ex-husband who rarely tests her patience, a mother who usually does, and a stubbornly independent grown daughter. Everything is fine, just another crazy kind of normal. Until Ben Landry comes back to town. From childhood friends to young lovers, Ben and Emily had an unbreakable bond. Or so she thought--until he disappeared for over twenty years without explanation. Seeing Ben again triggers more than mere memories and a tug at her heart. It rips the cover off an old secret that could hurt the people she loves most. While Emily works to keep her secret safe and her heart safer, her sanity gets a reality check. She's been seeing things--her past played out like home movies unreeling before her eyes, visions that are making Emily see herself, her family, everyone she knew, and 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 may redefine everyone else's future as more

Product details

  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 137.16 x 205.74 x 25.4mm | 294.83g
  • Penguin Putnam Inc
  • Penguin USA
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • 0425253058
  • 9780425253052
  • 1,253,880

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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""Astonishing and glorious.... I loved it..."The Reason Is You" is a splendid debut and all-consuming reading experience."--"USA Today""A hauntingly beautiful story from a writer with a fresh new voice." --Jodi Thomas, "New York Times" bestselling author"Sharla Lovelace is going on my auto-buy list. Wow! I loved this book. "The Reason is You "is an impressive debut novel ." ""-"Novel Reflections"""The Reason is You, " Sharla Lovelace's debut novel, transported me to a small town, complete with small-town drama, a slight Southern feel, and a whole lot of love-triangle action! It was easy to identify with Dani, our protagonist....The relationships within the story are complex and fleshed-out, enabling the reader to be in the moment with the characters. Great debut, Ms. Lovelace!" -"Twimom227""Wow, this book was amazing...An amazing tale of romance and love in both the lands of the living and the dead and a tale of how strong family bonds can form when the going gets tough and there is no-one else to turn to." -"The Phantom Paragrapher"show more

About Sharla Lovelace

Sharla Lovelace lives in Southeast Texas by the Neches River with her family, an old lady dog, and an aviary full of cockatiels. In a previous life, she owned an indie bookstore, was a certified scuba diver, and hunted crabs in a Honduran jungle. While the used to's may sound more interesting, Sharla thinks this writing gig is much more more