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Where We Fall: A NovelPaperback – April 19, 2016 by Rochelle B. Weinstein 

From the Publisher.

By all accounts, Abby Holden has it all. She’s the mother of a beautiful teenager and the wife of a beloved high school football coach. And all it took to achieve her charmed life was her greatest act of betrayal.

Coach Ryan can coax his team to victory, but he can’t seem to make his wife, Abby, happy. Her struggles with depression have marred their marriage and taken a toll on their daughter, Juliana. Although this isn’t the life he’s dreamed of, he’s determined to heal the rifts in his family.

Chasing waterfalls and documenting their beauty has led photographer Lauren Sheppard all around the world. Now it has brought her back home to the mountains of North Carolina—back to the scene of her devastating heartbreak.

For the first time in seventeen years, a trio of once-inseparable friends find themselves confronting past loves, hurts, and the rapid rush of a current that still pulls them together…

 

 

Worth Getting in Bed For? Yes.  This is one of those books I read in almost one sitting. The story is riveting and Weinstein tackles an important subject with the focus on depression and mental illness. The attention paid to the manifestation and treatment was thorough and heartbreaking. The descriptions are so life-like, I felt like I was there in the book’s various settings: At the mental hospital, the football game or the fall festival. There is a scene at an art booth that is written so well I felt as if I was there eavesdropping on the characters’ conversation. The story is told from alternating viewpoints from past to present which added an air of mystery as there is a slow reveal of what happened with the love triangle. The characters all suffer from being human and at times may have done something unlikable, but Weinstein still manages to make them relatable and therefore forgivable. There are some coincidences that may stretch the reader’s belief in timing but overall the novel is well done and worth the read. I’ll be checking out Weinstein’s other work.

 

Provided by the Publisher and TLC Book Tours

 

About the Author

Born and raised in Miami, Florida, Rochelle B. Weinstein followed her love of the written word across the country. She moved north to attend the University of Maryland, earning a degree in journalism, and began her career in Los Angeles at the LA Weekly. After moving back to Miami, she enjoyed a stint in the entertainment industry, marrying her love of music with all things creative. When her twins arrived, she sat down one afternoon while they were napping and began to write. The resulting novel, the highly acclaimed What We Leave Behind, explores the poignancy of love and the human condition. Her second book, The Mourning After, is a moving story of hope and resiliency. To learn more about her, visit her website at http://www.rochelleweinstein.com.

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