Saturday, April 23, 2016

My Biggest Mistake by Leddy Harper [REVIEW]

Edie had spent her whole life planning her future, imagining her husband, her kids, and even which minivan she’d drive. Lucky for her, she didn’t have to wait long, marrying her high school sweetheart right after graduation.

All of Edie’s dreams had come true, until they were no longer her dreams. Unable to deal with the lingering depression caused by having children, she left her whole life behind, walking away from the one thing she'd always wanted.

Donovan Leery loved his wife with everything he had and could never imagine life without her. Until he came home from work one day and found a letter from Edie, explaining she needed a break. Not only leaving him to live his life without her, but alone to raise their three small children.

But what happens when Edie is ready to come home? When she’s ready to fight for it all back? She knew it wouldn’t be easy. But she didn’t care. After spending years getting her life back together, she was ready to fight for her family. And a fight is what Donovan would give her.
She'd fight to make up for her Biggest Mistake.

5 Soul Searching Stars
A few people told me My Biggest Mistake was written really well. I don’t always read the premise but when I read it, I thought to myself, wow, this is going to be filled with angst. Also, I’m a mother and a soon to be mother of two, so my hormones are all over the place. I can’t imagine any mom leaving her children behind.

So I went into this book with an open mind, knowing, it will be a hard book to read and gut wrenching journey.

It was and it was so much more.

My Biggest Mistake is a beautifully written novel about human emotions and doing what a person thinks it’s best for her at the time. It’s not about being a good mother, but it’s about owning up to past actions and being the best mother you can be. We have all felt like this and it’s an eye opening piece that will make you be grateful for your partner and of course your children.

Edie’s biggest mistake was leaving her children for two years. She’s back and she has a lot of making up to do towards her husband and kids.

What I love about this book is the writing flow.  To my surprise it was a very descriptive book and if you know anything about me is that I do not like descriptive writing, but honestly I couldn’t picture this book any other way. The author paints a perfect picture of the Heroine’s inner struggle, past struggle and tortured soul. You feel for her completely.

I love that there were no flashbacks. I didn’t care about reliving her past, but she does express how she felt prior to leaving so you get a better understanding where she came from.

Then there’s there crazy angst and tension towards her husband Donnie. There is nothing more addictive or steamy than a husband/ wife feud.   It was hot. Every time Donnie pushed her away, I wanted more. I wanted more drama and more push back because I loved reading it. You can see
Donnie’s hurt and you can see his love towards his wife. It’s a crazy struggle I couldn’t stop reading.

Of course, I love any books with kids and babies, so that just made me even more super happy.

I really enjoyed this book a lot. It deals with real problems in the real world. I thought the characters were well developed and I understood everyone’s actions. This book is about good or bad people, it’s just about living life to the best you can. This book is for all moms out there that can feel overwhelm sometimes.

I loved it!

Leddy Harper had to use her imagination often as a child. She grew up the only girl in a house full of boys. At the age of fourteen, she decided to use that imagination and wrote her first book, and never stopped.

She often calls writing her therapy, using it as a way to deal with issues through the eyes of her characters.

She is now a mother of three girls, leaving her husband as the only man in a house full of females.
The decision to publish her first book was made as a way of showing her children to go after whatever it is they want to. Love what you do and do it well. Most importantly Leddy wanted to teach them what it means to overcome their fears.

No comments:

Post a Comment