Book: Leaving Eva
Author: Jennifer Sivec
Publication Date: 4/8/2015
Reviewed by: Tammy Payne- Book Nook Nuts
My Rating: 5 Stars
New to me author
Let me say this book may not be for everyone. It's very detailed , Child abuse at its worse is what I’d say but aside from that. It's a very compelling story. I could not put it down till It was finished. I do hope we get more to the story.
Eva could have had a good life with her grandparents if only her mother would have loved her enough but no she drops her off on the side of the road. Eva was severely abused by her birth father then left only to be found and abused yet again by the father who adopted her for his wife’s sake. At 5 yrs old her name is changed to Brynn. Her only childhood friend is her neighbor and she also endures physical abuse from her father so that makes for best friends. Brynn goes on to marry her childhood sweetheart but she has never truly opened up to him about all the demons within her closet. Her adopted father finally dies and her stepmom becomes very clingy taking a lot of Brynn's time which causes an issue with her husband Adam.
Can Brynn/Eva every truly move on?
Can she save herself and her marriage?
Wow let me tell you this is one very heartbreaking story. But its' also a story of strength and forgiveness.
The characters and story just grab you and pull you in.
The author leaves us with one heck of a cliffhanger so I hope the next book comes soon.
I was gifted this book for my honest review.
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