(I read Lost Edens as a member of the From Left to Write book club. I was given a free copy of this book. The opinions, however, are my own. If you would like to read the post that I was inspired to write after reading this book, you can go here.)
Lost Edens by Jamie Patterson is the true story of a woman in her mid-20s who decides to take her husband back after he admits to having an affair. She does this without the support of any of her family or friends, there is not one person behind her, but Jamie is determined to make it work.
To tell you that the marriage does not work out is not spoiling it for you as it says right on the back cover, “(Jamie) lives in Minneapolis with her dog, Huey.” But it is the middle of the book, the journey that Jamie takes from deciding to take her husband back to running like Hell that is the real story.
Lost Edens reads like a novel except for the very sad and terrifying fact that this book is not “based on a true story” but that it is a true story. To watch Jamie go from determined young wife to how she leaves her husband is a study of a woman growing up and a study of a woman having to admit that she MUST leave.
For those who may be sensitive, there is abuse and mental illness in this book, and for those not recovered from their own personal experiences, this may not be the right book for you.
At 210 pages Lost Edens is the perfect memoir of a woman facing betrayal, innocence and finally, self-awareness. It is the perfect book for curling up on a cold day and reading it in one sitting from cover to cover.
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The contest will end on Monday, November 14th at 11:59 p.m. EST. A winner will be chosen at random. Good luck!
Congratulations to Deana, winner of Lost Edens. Deana’s entry, #3 was chosen by random.org. Thank you to all who entered and keep checking in because I hope to have some holiday contests coming up soon!