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Elizabeth and Jackson Shore married younger, raised daughters, and weathered the storms of teen as they outfitted a family members. From a distance, their lives glance photo ideal. yet after the ladies depart domestic, Jack and Elizabeth quietly float aside. whilst Jack accepts an excellent new task, Elizabeth places her personal wishes apart to stick to him around the state. Then tragedy turns Elizabeth’s international the wrong way up. within the aftermath, she questions every thing approximately her life—her offerings, her marriage, even her long-forgotten desires. In a bold movement that shocks her husband, pals, and daughters, she we could pass of the girl she has become—and reaches out for the lady she desires to be.Look for distinct beneficial properties inside of. subscribe to the Circle for writer chats and extra. RandomHouseReadersCircle.com
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For the next hour, their conversation drifted down old roads and around old times. They’d been friends for more than twenty years. In the two decades since college, their lives had gone in opposite directions—Elizabeth had put all her energies into wife-and-motherhood; Meghann had become a first-rate divorce attorney—but their friendship had never wavered. For years, as Elizabeth and her family had moved from town to town, they’d kept in touch via e-mail and phone calls. Now, finally, they lived close enough to see each other on special occasions.
Hey,” Charlotte said simply. “Welcome to the group. ” She took hold of Elizabeth’s elbow and guided her toward the circle of chairs. Elizabeth sat down. Beside her was a tiny, bright-eyed young woman dressed in a denim jumpsuit and scuffed cowboy boots. “I’m Joey,” she said, smiling brightly. “My husband left me to join a rock band. He plays the harmonica. ” She laughed. “They call themselves Dog Boys. ” Elizabeth nodded stiffly. Joey kept talking, smiling all the while. All around the circle, women chatted with one another about ordinary things.
He’d been staring at them for an hour, trying to glean something he’d missed. Someone to whom he hadn’t spoken. But there was no one. He couldn’t figure out where in the hell to go from here. All he knew for sure was that he’d failed. Again. This time, he’d taken bright-eyed Sally down with him. “Henry will be back from Australia tomorrow. ” “We’ll nail this story, Jack. ” Her confidence never seemed to waver. Throughout all the dead ends and no comments, she’d kept believing in Jack. He couldn’t remember the last time someone had had such faith in him.