What can I say, I absolutely adore this book. Knowing ahead of time that this book is semiautobiographical had me guessing the entire time what parts were based on real life and what was fictional.
All the Wrong Places is far from your typical romance novel. It is a fast paced clean romance that is so strongly written that you feel like you are the room with the characters watching the scene play out in front of you. This is a story that embraces love in many forms: love of family, love of friends, and of course romantic love.
This book follows Casey, a woman desperate to leave behind a horrible marriage and all the negative pieces of her life. When she finally gets the courage to leave her good for nothing husband, she fears what will come of her and her daughter with no money and no friends or family to help her out. Little does she know that when her life is seemingly at its worst, she will be embraced by a cast of distinctively original characters who all play apart in helping her find her inner strength and start a fresh life.
But as many people know, fresh starts are not always, especially when the past keeps coming back to haunt you. When Casey finds a new man worthy of her love will she be able to make that commitment or will the past she is so trying so hard to leave behind overshadow her future?
About the Book
Rebecca Fisher graduated with a B.A. in English and an M.S. in Education, and teaches High School English. Her own experiences living in a mortuary in Northern California and raising her daughter on her own serve as the inspiration for the many macabre and candid encounters in her novel. She lives in California with her husband and two daughters.
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Sneak Peak from the book!
"I was trying to follow the rhythm of his breathing. It was all I could hear anymore. His gentle hands held my face, and then one moved to my wrist, keeping time. My breathing started to slow, and I could smell him, the musky and insanely sexy smell of cologne and sweat. I could feel the warmth of his breath, and I knew he was just inches away. I didn’t want to move, and not because these episodes drained me of all energy, but because I wanted nothing more than to stay right there, with Oliver close enough to breathe in."
"In life I had suffered a thousand deaths, and in the midst of death I encountered true life. I had looked in all the wrong places, until there, on a hill of ivy, I was found.”
Driving aimlessly through the stormy suburbs of San Francisco, Casey Wheeler is fleeing from her abusive and unfaithful husband with her five year old daughter Maddy asleep in the backseat. With nowhere to go and no one to turn to, Casey loses control of her emotions and her car, crashing into a hillside below a mortuary. Desperately seeking shelter, and more so independence, she finds herself taken in by the mortuary director who apprehensively offers her a job and a place to live. As she stumbles through the ins and outs of her new and morbid surroundings, Casey is forced into a hostile custody battle with her relentless and increasingly violent husband. In the midst of all the chaos, she finds a new family and even love in the eccentric and protective people of Golden Oaks Funeral Home. But just when she has found all she could hope for, she will have to fight to the death to protect it.
This semiautobiographical story of a single-mother and her journey to self-discovery, independence and a true understanding of love will keep readers captivated and yearning for more.
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