Dear Emily by Trudy Stiles Review & Giveaway

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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.






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This will not be a long review because I might get emotional by simply reliving this book. Dear Emily truly tugged at my heartstrings and it brought out something in me that I thought was long buried. It is a story of heartbreak and not simply the kind that comes from a man leaving you.

“I’m just not ready to say goodbye,” I’m able to say. I’m weeping harder now and I just can’t seem to stop.

Tabby has had it rough and part of it is because of her poor choices. And, Carly! Well, I could almost fully identify with her. Trudy nailed it on the head the emotions of wanting something so bad, to have it almost given to you, then almost taken away and then given to you. I literally had to sit in a silence for a few minutes once I got to the 85% mark. If you’ve read it, then you know what I am talking about at this point in the book.

This was an exceptional book. Dear Emily will touch you and leave a mark on your soul. I look forward to seeing what Trudy has in store for us next!!!

DISCLAIMER: I received a complimentary copy of Dear Emily in exchange for an honest review.






Trudy Stiles is a New Adult author, avid reader, mom to two beautiful children and married to the love of her life. She just wrote her debut novel, “Dear Emily, and cannot wait to share it with everyone.You’ll know that she’s writing when you see her plugged into her laptop with her earbuds and she always has a playlist ready 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 will begin the “Forever Family” series.



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