Losing Eva by Jennifer Sivec

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Brynn Michael has endured a horrific life. Heartlessly abandoned as young Eva, she was abused and victimized by the selfishness of others. Her early life renders her unable to truly let go and love. Despite everything, she finds her inner strength and overcomes. She allows herself to trust her childhood love, Adam. With the promise of having her own family, it looks as though Brynn may finally have the happiness that always seemed unattainable. But life takes a tragic turn and once again, Brynn is forced to face a life in turmoil. Will the arrival of a handsome stranger help turn it around or make it worse? When the past unexpectedly catches up with her, Brynn must decide if she will embrace it or move forward on her own. Is love and happiness within reach, or is her chance gone forever?

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Whew, if you are looking for a light and easy read then Losing Eva is not the book for you. It simply isn’t. Jennifer Sivec takes on the heavy subject of abuse and it took me on quite an emotional ride. I didn’t have the warm, happy-go-lucky feeling but I truly believe this is a story that is worth reading. Sivec does an excellent job of developing the story and I look forward to reading more from her!

DISCLAIMER: I received a complimentary copy of Losing Eva in exchange for an honest review.

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four

 

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Jen Pic I’ve been writing for as long as I can remember~journals, poems, short stories. I always wanted to write a novel and started several over the years, but for some reason I could never see them through to the end. Until Eva came along. I was abandoned as a child, at about the age of 2 or 3 which I strangely never gave a lot of thought to. Then I became a mother. When my youngest child was about 2, I watched him sleeping one night as I often did. But this night, I was gripped by this heart-wrenching realization that he was about the age that I was when my parents left me. Something stirred inside of me, and eventually Eva was born. “Leaving Eva” began as a story of a girl who was heartlessly abandoned, and then her story took on a life of its own. It was no longer the story that I began, and it became something else entirely. I’ve always been somewhat of a late bloomer, but I am happy to have finally gotten in touch with my inner Author. She’s always been there lying dormant inside of me, reflecting in other parts of my life. But now she is awake and alive, shining through me every day. I am very fortunate to have a wonderful supportive husband, two beautiful children, and an incredible family. I have a career that is rewarding and challenging and I get to work with amazing, funny, talented people every day. Writing has been an escape, a refuge, and an outlet for me. I feel so lucky to get to channel my energy and my creativity through my writing. With the Eva Series left open for a possible third book, I am moving on to a couple of other projects that are currently in the works. I hope that my readers will continue to stay with me through my journey as I grown and evolve. I am so grateful for the support I’ve received and the amazing people that I’ve encountered along the way!

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  1. Carol Savoy says:

    I too was abandoned by my mother at the age of two…knowing what I know of my mother I’d have to say I was pretty lucky. I’m not sure if I will be able to read the story of Brynn, I’d love to, but I lost my beautiful Bryn in a house fire and well, I just don’t think I could handle reading such a tragic story of a little girl named Brynn. I know it is going to be an awesome story and I hope someday to be strong enough to read it.

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