The A to Z April Blogging Challenge 2013 has been tiring yet exhilarating so far! I’m co-hosting it on Amlokiblogs, so drop me a comment there if you have something to say about the challenge itself. On this blog, I’ve been featuring mostly indie-published book excerpts for all of April. I love reading, and supporting author-friends, and this is a good way to do both.
Today, for L, I give you a romantic novel: Leave of Absence by Tanya J. Petersen
Elevator Pitch: Oliver Graham is utterly bereft and laden with guilt in the aftermath of the deaths of his wife and son, and Penelope Baker wrestles with schizophrenia and the devastating impact it’s had on her once happy and successful life. Join them on their tumultuous journey.
“I’m already in pieces, Dr. Willis. My heart, my life, everything. It’s like Humpty Dumpty in the nursery rhymes that Maggie and I used to read to our little boy.”
His eyes began to swim. “The moment I saw them sprawled on the sidewalk, bleeding and dying, I fell off the wall and shattered, and nothing can put me back together again.”
He choked on a sob but steadied himself and continued. “Not sitting here talking about it, not sitting around a table listening to music, not playing with clay or making puppets or gluing pictures on paper. None of that stuff is going to help me because none of that stuff will bring back my wife and son. Tell me how in the hell any of this will do any good at all.”