When We Let Go, Rochelle B. Weinstein

There is a blue suitcase with a variety of wildflowers growing out if it. The background is a salmon pink with the title in white over it all.

“Being strong… it doesn’t always mean being tough. It means letting those terrible feelings in, not pushing them away. It’s letting yourself feel all of it.”

I had a feeling this would be an emotional read. I’ve wanted to read more of Weinstein’s work because ‘This is Not How it Ends’ was such an emotional ride.

Both a woman and a teenager are hurting in very real and detrimental ways. But, unfortunately, each pushes people away because it’s easier than facing her hurt.

I don’t have the right words to review this. It’s beautiful, heartbreaking, and healing. The outdoors is brought to life, and there is so much beauty in the author’s description of the scenery and the characters. Avery has so much repairing to do in many of her relationships, but mostly the one with herself. Weinstein portrayed the struggles true to life, with all the messy pieces that come with it. Bring tissues because you’ll need them.

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About the Book

When Avery Beckett is proposed to by Jude Masters, a widowed father and the man she loves, it should be a time of great joy. Instead, Avery is on edge. She’s wary of the idea of family, doubtful of happy endings, and too afraid to take the leap. It’s the kind of fear that comes from having secrets.

Before Avery commits to a new life, she must reconcile with the one she left behind.

When Avery returns to her childhood farm in the North Carolina mountains, she’s surprised to be saddled with a companion: Jude’s teenage daughter, Elle, who’s grappling with the loss of her mother and the complicated emotions of first love. On a path of mending wounds and breaking down walls, Avery and Elle form an unexpected alliance. It’s giving them the courage to move forward. And for Avery, everything she needs to confront the past.

An emotional tale of mothers and daughters, loss and acceptance, When We Let Go is about the lessons that come from heartbreak and the healing it takes to embrace the joy of a second chance.

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