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About Jodi LaPalm
Cancer survivor. Martini enthusiast. Writer of inspired fiction. Even when bruised, I believe life is beautiful and that shattered dreams are not forever broken. Second chances do exist, and those who become lost can find their way back. My stories explore psychological turmoil and highlight the overwhelming complexities of self, family, love, and daily life. I reside in the Great Lakes region with my amazing husband, an even more amazing son, and a crazy fourteen-pound rescue dog named Taz. VISIT me at lapalmbooks.com.
Those are the words typed in the dark and desperate early hours of the New Year. After her boyfriend walks out the morning after Christmas, Anna is not only left alone but confused. In the days following his abrupt departure, Jason has failed to return like all the times before. Convinced she can get him back, she makes the ultimate New Year's resolution: a plot to makeover and change every part of herself to better suit his needs.
With plans to journal her progress in an online blog, Anna sets a goal to completely transform herself and reclaim Jason as her own. But what is meant to be a private journey toward reconciliation soon becomes a very public one filled with second-guesses and unexpected challenges. And the more she delves into what she believes to be wrong with her, the closer Anna comes to discovering who she is meant to be.
Engaging and relatable, The Breakup Effect is a contemporary tale of love and self-discovery with all the hope and fear that goes along with it.
That is until the reappearance of long-ago love Jacob Wilde. His presence not only unnerves Meredith, it forces her to confront the memory and current reality of the heart she once broke. And when her safety is threatened more than once, it becomes a sober reminder of how alone she truly is. Afraid, Meredith begins to question everything - her ability to parent, the decisions of her past, any plans for the future, and the people closest to her - until one terrifying night she collides head-on with her darkest fears and almost loses it all.
Painful and tainted memories force her to acknowledge a long-forgotten past, and the debilitating pressure soon threatens every aspect of her life. Courtney fought her way out of the ashes once before, but it nearly broke her. To find her way back to happiness this time, she will not only need to push herself but her mind and heart to the very edge and beyond.
A change of scenery, some time alone, and the attention of a mysterious man push Julia to the limits of her grief and back. And in the end, she is left with little choice but to release the woman she once was, face the grim reality of who she must become, and begin to heal a life she no longer recognizes.