Friday, June 21

Still together!

 
 
 
 
Meet My husband! Yes, this is him. This picture is taken on my birthday a couple years ago, when we rode into the mountains and had a picnic with my daughter and her then-boyfriend. It was a nice day. A rare day. The hubs likes to ride and he likes to fish, but he rarely slows down to do either one. He's a bit of a workaholic. Ahem. A bit. He also works out of state and when he's home he has a million things to do.
 
It drives me crazy.
 
I want him to relax more. Enjoy life a little more before he gets any older. But he is who he is and there's no changing him.
 
This August, we'll be married 30 years. Together 32!
 
I guess I'll keep him.
 
In Promise Me Eden, I did something different. I wrote a romance about a man and a woman who are married, but broken. Adam has to win his wife back before they split up for good.
 

 
 
 
 
“Let me go.” She struggled in his grip, much like a kitten caught by a timber wolf.
“Not until you tell me what you mean by that last comment.”
“You heard me.” She pushed on his arms. “I want to break up.”
“I don’t believe you.” Despair filled his heart. How had the girl he’d loved since sophomore year of high school turned into this stranger, claiming she wanted to leave him? How had the dream of creating a family together turned into something ugly? And now it was ripping them apart instead of bringing them together.
“I mean it. Adam, I want a divorce.”
He released her. She fell out of his embrace, onto the floor, landing on her hands and knees. He hadn’t meant for her to fall and he immediately reached for her, but she evaded his touch.
Stumbling to her feet, she shouted, “I’m sick of all this. I’m so tired of you trying to force me to forget my baby. I’m going as soon as I can get out of here.”
“If that’s what you have to do, then just go.” The angry words flew out of his mouth faster than he could stop them. Agony ripped through his gut. “Just leave. I’m not begging like a dog for you to stay.”
She fled toward their bedroom.
He watched her disappear with a new wave of despair filling his heart. They’d fought before, but not a lot. A few times they’d disagreed, like all couples. But never, not once had they broken up. Not in high school, not since. The D word had never been uttered by either of them. For Eden to say it, she had to mean business.
 
Blurb: Adam Pelletier is at the end of his rope. He can’t figure a way to help his wife recover from the tragic stillbirth of their son. He hasn’t forgotten their boy, but Adam has pushed his grief down deep and is coping the only way he knows how—by refusing to focus on his loss and burying himself in work.
Eden Pelletier is lost in grief. The pain for her is unbearable. So much so she’s in a deep hole of depression she can’t climb out of. Unable to do anything but think about her dead son, she can’t understand why Adam is able to put him aside and carry on. She’s so heartbroken she’s lost her job. When Adam pushes her to get up and move on, she lashes out—asking for a divorce she doesn’t want.
Can Adam win his wife back before it’s too late?
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27 comments:

  1. Sounds like a wonderful story. Congrats on being together so long. I was married to my first husband for 20 years. We'd been together since I was 15. Unfortunately we became broken and couldn't be fixed...I've luckily found man who accepts me and loves me for all the bad as well as good. We've been married almost 7 years.

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  2. This looks GOOD and sweet. ;) 32 years is a long time - congrats! Love the photo of your hubs. Hot Cowboy, indeed. I've been married 16 years (17 in two weeks).

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  3. 32 years and alive to tell the tale!! I like a romance where the couple is already married but working on themselves! Tweeted

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  4. 32 years is beautiful! Congratulations!

    I remember when I introduced my now husband then boyfriend to my grandparents. They were celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary, and they had no idea we were driving down there for the party. I'd been talking to my aunt and we kept it a secret. I'm so glad I was there to celebrate with them. Now I've been married 3 years. Young, I know but we have to start somewhere!

    I can't wait to read Promise Me Eden. I enjoy stories with a married couple that has things to fix.

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  5. Sounds like a beautiful story, D'Ann. And of course, they'll be fixed in the end :)
    As for me and my JR, we're older than dirt and coming up on a major milestone anniversary. 'Nuff said.

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  6. I've been married to my hubby for 26 years, togther for 30. My husbands parent, may they both rest in peace, were married for 75 years.

    I loved Adam and Eden's story!

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  7. D'Ann, this book sounds amazing.
    Congratulations on 32 years of wedded bliss.

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  8. Love this book. You did a great job with it!

    Tuesday the 25th hubby and I are celebrating our 8th wedding anniversary. Feels like 800. ;)

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  9. I LOVED this book. Couldn't put it down while reading. Congratulations on your years together. It's the stuff dreams are made of.

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  10. D'Ann what a great sounding book, i love the story premise. I, much like Melissa Keir, was married for 20 years but alas, it was just not fixable and healthier for my children to go our separate ways. I now have a wonderful man who loves my children and was able to pull me from a broken mess and i'll be forever gratetful !!

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  11. This book hits a cord in me. This happened to my son and his ex-wife when they lost their first child. Their ways of handling it broke up the marriage eventually. This December my husband and I will celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary.

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  12. 30 Years--Amazing! My husband and I have been together since 1996--married for 13 years in August.

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  13. 30 years is a long time. Congrats. My hubby and I have been together 10 and married for 7.

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  14. Congrats on your wonderful loving relationship. A testament to everyone that it can be done.

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  15. We're having our 25th in September. We both had some practice so we got it right this time. Renewed our vows in Mexico for our 20th. Time to bring the gang all together again to celebrate the Silver. Time flies. And congrats to you for both your books and your 32 years!

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  16. The boyfriend and I celebrated 42 a couple of weeks ago. I don't think we've ever said the D word aloud to each other, but we used to laugh at how many times we planned it driving to work alone in the car. By the time we saw each other at day's end, the issue was manageable and we were glad to be back together again.

    Congratulations on your 32 and on your exciting career year. I love that picture of Wes!

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  17. LOVE this excerpt, D'Ann! Reading Eden's story now and it's awesome!

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  18. 30 years is an amazing feat. I'm celebrating my 10th today and that hardly seems real. Congrats on the story and your happy marriage!

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  19. What a great picture of your husband. I love the excerpt you posted. It sounds like a heartwarming story. My husband and I just celebrated our 37th wedding anniversary. We've been together 42 years. Congrats on your 30!

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  20. Love the photo and the cover art! My husband and I are married 47 years as of June 12. Naturally, I was a child bride.

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  21. Great photo your hubs. I like my hubby also, been married 33 years.

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  22. Thank you for coming by, everyone! I loved reading your responses!

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  23. I realized yesterday that I will be married 30 years next year as well and we were together two years before we got married too. We've had a couple of bumps but nothing that we beat us or our relationship down.

    Your story reminds me of one of my favorite songs--Pink and Nate Ruess' Just Give Me a Reason. Besides adoring Nate, I love how speaks to marriage misunderstandings.

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  24. Hubs and I have been married for 8 and together for 11 here's hoping we go the distance. Bought the book and it is next on my tbr pile

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  25. What a beautiful story! And congrats on you and your husband's long term marriage. My DH and I have been married 24 1/2 years. On August 9th, we'll have known each other for 25. We got married 4 months after meeting. I was 25 and he was 23.

    BTW, I think you ought to use that silhouette of your hubby for a cover.

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  26. Congratulations on your love affaire with your husband. This sounds like an excellent book. I tweeted.

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  27. I got rid of my husband when I realized he was trying to kill me. (No, I didn't 'get rid of him', I divorced him. The day I woke up without him still reigns as my happiest day ever. And you wonder why my love stories are so weird...

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