Hiding from your past isn’t such a good idea. Not acknowledging what has happened and moving forward can be disastrous in your everyday life. Relationships are rocky, confidence is shattered and life itself just plain bites. For Nick Stafford he has been doing that for several years. Hiding behind work and his daughters and trying to protect them from the fact that their mother ran off and doesn’t want to be part of their lives anymore.
Nick is asked to meet with a family therapist named Elsa Andreas, in hopes of helping his daughters move forward. His one daughter, Cheyenne is living in a pretend world where momma comes back and all is good again with the world. Dakota, her younger sister, doesn’t have memory of their mother, Whitney. Elsa tries to reach out to the girls who are reluctant to open up about their hurting hearts. Even Nick is not so enthused about seeing this lady. He’d rather be somewhere else, anywhere.
Eventually, though much talking and activities, Elsa brings out the girls and they do become stronger and better able to let go of the past and accept their mother for who she is, a, um, alcohol loving lady who likes the company of other men. Elsa also remembers her past and realizes that to paraphrase the author’s words, it’s how you handle life past, present and future that matters.
I received a free copy of this book from Blogging for Books in exchange for an honest review.
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