An unimaginable trauma. A future that seems impossible. When your world shatters, how do you put it back together? For 950 days, Kathleen Conners has struggled with that choice. Behind a scarf and sunglasses, she hides from the world, from herself, from The Event, from any future with anyone. After receiving a box of letters from his deceased mother, Matt Nelson is shoved from his predictable, controlled life to a secluded beach in North Carolina. While trying to understand his mother's intent, he discovers Kathleen. Matt must choose whether to follow the path his mother orchestrated or rescue the woman who has captured his heart. When the only person Kathleen blames more than herself reappears, can Matt be the strength Kathleen needs to create a new life, or will he be forced to walk away if she decides the climb is too great?
June happily resides in Sandy Springs, Georgia, with her husband, Dave, and their dog, Sodapop. They have two wonderful adult children and two grandchildren. She is an enthusiastic exerciser and an accomplished cook. She and her husband enjoy hiking with Sodapop, traveling, scuba diving, trying new restaurants, concerts, and whatever other adventures they can find. Reading and a constant desire to learn keeps her busy too.
A trauma survivor who struggles with mental illness, June is continuously reaching for hope like the characters in her books. She openly discusses her personal struggles on her blog, JuneConverse.com
Decide to Hope is her first novel and relies a great deal on her own experience with trauma, choices, recovery and hope. If you’d like to discuss trauma, coping and recovery,
contact her at JuneConverse.com or DecideToHope.com
~I was sent a copy in exchange for a review - all opinions are my own~
I give it - 4/5
My review - A story of about two people who aren't living their life to the fullest. Not letting go of your past and being too consumed with work.
I really enjoyed this story. It was full of love, heartache and so much more. It was a beautiful story that you could just curl up with one evening and not stop until you've finished.
Matt is an attorney, good at his job but he's a workaholic. Kathleen is reeling for some horrific events that happened to her. They have a connection that they don't know about and it's to do with Matt's mum and the letters she left him regarding him and Kathleen. She's seen something between them and hoping they will act on those feelings.
With Matt and Kathleen both being consumed by work and her past, can they move past this and finally live their life happily?
A story of two people who are dealing with different things and trying to deal with these to move on with their life and finally be happy!
A wonderful story that I think everyone will love.