Sometimes, life throws curve balls to keep people on their toes. There are those who see these curve balls as threats to avoid, while others see them as welcome surprises, challenges even, opportunities. That's what author J. Gawlik weaves within the pages of "New Beginnings". In this novel, readers will accompany the protagonist, Emma, on her journey of self-discovery, as she realizes that she is young enough to start fresh and old enough to know which mistakes to avoid.
Emma thought that she was finally going to get to start living her life, not that she regretted the last twenty-three years. Her choice to raise her son on her own had been an easy one to make, but as any parent can tell, having a child means sacrifice.
Wrenching herself out of one bad relationship only to fall into another, romance had not been on her radar for quite a while. Suddenly, it seemed, she looked up and she was forty-something, the parent of an adult, self-sufficient young man away at university, and her life was all her own.
Being alone didn't have to mean being lonely, and she was fine with that. What she didn't count on was the way fate can throw a twist into the best laid plans in the form of dark strangers, dilapidated old houses, and deadly diseases. If she thought the first half of her life had been rough, her limits were about to be tested. She would also discover how true love can heal what may seem broken.
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