Along with Trudy Stiles, we are very excited to share with you the Release of Dear Tabitha, the 2nd book in The Forever Family Series.
If you have not read Dear Emily (Book #1) yet, now is the time to grab it while it is on sale for ONLY $.99 in celebration of the New Release.
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Author: Trudy Stiles
Book Title: Dear Tabitha
Series: Forever Family #2
Genre: New Adult/Romance
You know me.
You know who I am.
What I am.
You feel sorry for me.
You pity me.
You know what I’ve done.
What I’ve given up.
Who I’ve given up.
You try to understand what I’ve been through and how I can possibly go on with my life.
But you can’t possibly understand.
I’ve lost too much.
Sacrificed too much.
Given up everything so that I can find myself.
Well I’m done.
I’m done walking away from everything that matters.
It’s time for me to heal.
It’s MY TURN to earn…
5 of 5 Dear Tabitha
Where to begin with this review.... man I don't want to give any spoilers because the author did such a great job of writing Tabitha's story that you have to read it for yourself to see what I am talking about. You also have to read the first book Dear Emily because everything starts there and then continues on. I am so in love with this series. It has everything from heart break to finding out truths that were hidden to first loves, first heart breaks, abuse and so much more crammed into these pages.
Tabitha is broken, she has lost everything that means something to her. She has lost her mother at the age of seven and then thrown into foster care. As she goes from foster home to foster home she has learned very early on to keep her head down and mind her own business. As she reaches her teens she is counting down the days till she can get away from all of this. When that day comes she takes off and goes across country to Portland,Oregon. It is there she lands a job at a bar called Tony's Place and she meets the owner Tony. She lives in the apartment above the bar so she has a place to stay and at first she is excited but the excitement dies down when Tony starts to be abusive mentally, emotionally, and physically. Tony takes and breaks her down to nothing and soon Tabitha finds herself needing an out.
Tabitha finds her out when she meets Alex. God I love that boy. He is so amazing because he helps Tabitha find herself. Her inner true self and her happiness comes out every time she is around Alex. He makes Tabitha realize she is a woman that can give and receive love. She has faith and finds strength in Alex until something happens and it is all torn away from her. For the next two years Tabitha builds herself up and learns to live on her own and learns to fight for what she wants. Until Alex comes back and Tabitha is shaken to her core. Alex comes back and wants to explain but Tabitha is having none of that and she finds that strength and courage to stand up for herself. Alex is determined to win back the girl he should have never left and he knows he will have to work really hard to get her back because Tabitha is having none of it. She sealed her heart and she will not open it for anyone until she knows it is the real deal.
Will Alex be able to get Tabitha back or will Tabitha say goodbye for good...........
Book Trailer - Created by Becca at Bibliophile Productions
Two women. Carly and Tabitha. They each have suffered life-altering events that have left them both traumatically damaged.
Carly Sloan’s life was perfect until her security and innocence was torn from her. The vast repercussions from horrific events threaten to destroy her stability and her chances for a happily ever after. Kyle Finnegan comes into Carly’s life at the height of her turmoil. Can he help her find what she desires most?
Tabitha Fletcher has constantly suffered from a very young age. She has been hiding from her past, which was full of sadness, loss and abuse. She has been so brutally damaged that she has very little hope for redemption. The revolving door of men only leads her deeper into misery.
What circumstance brings these two women together and can they help each other heal? And will they each find what they need?
“Dear Emily” is the first book in the “Forever Family” series.
This book is not suitable for young readers. It is intended for mature adults only (18+). It contains strong language, adult/sexual situations, non-consensual sex and some violence.
**Teaser - Unedited and subject to change**
Copyright Trudy Stiles 2013
How do I start off a letter to a child I have yet to meet?
A child that has always been in our hearts?
A child that is meant for our family?
Your Daddy and I cannot wait for the moment we are able to hold you in our arms for the first time. To lay our eyes on your perfect face, eyes, toes. To breathe in the essence of a new baby, swirling scents of powder and linen.
We cannot wait to feel your beating heart against our chests and to listen to your slow and steady breaths. To hear your soft baby noises. To soothe your crying.
We have always dreamed of you, Emily. We’ve dreamed that someday our family would be blessed with a child. We are so close. Our new family is within reach.
We are here hoping, waiting, praying.
Love and kisses,
My eyes are glistening with tears as I scrawl my signature at the bottom of the letter, touch my fingers to my lips, press them onto her name and close my journal. I look over to my left where Kyle is softly snoring, sleeping soundly. I mouth the words “I love you” to him, touch his back lightly, put my journal in my night table drawer and turn out the soft light by my bedside. I curl my body into his, tuck my head into his chest and hold on tight.
I love this man with all that I am and I love the father that he is going to be.
My heart is full of hope.
Trudy Stiles is a New Adult author, mom to two beautiful children, and married to the love of her life.
She is the author of the Forever Family series including “Dear Emily” and “Dear Tabitha”. There will be many more stories from this series and you never know who may have a standalone or novella written for them.
Trudy is a music junkie and you’ll know that she’s writing when you see her plugged into her laptop with her earbuds in. Her playlist is unique and is a must for her writing sprints.
When she’s not writing, she’s carting her children to their various activities while avoiding any kind of laundry or housework. She also loves to run along the boardwalk of the beautiful New Jersey shore.
She’s always been an avid reader and frequently escapes into the fictional worlds of the many characters that she has come to love. Well, now there are some fictional characters in her head dying to get out!
This first story is called “Dear Emily” and was released in December 2013.
“Dear Tabitha” will be released in March 2014.
The Forever Family series will continue with several companion/stand alone novels.