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Gravity by @AuthorMSedrak is a Celebrate Mothers pick #womensfiction #romance #mothersday #giveaway
Author: Mona Sedrak
Genre: Women’s Fiction
After being shunned by her Middle Eastern family, medical assistant Leila Solomon struggles to build a life for herself and her child. Landscape photographer Aiden Stone built a career seeing what others miss, and the second he meets Leila, he is drawn to her unassuming beauty and fragile strength.
Leila cannot defy the gravitational forces pulling her toward Aiden and to the family who cast her out. To build a future with Aiden, she must face the past but is she strong enough to resist being pulled back into the family fold?
He smiled, took a step back, and met her gaze. "I'm a fairly easy going guy, but I have my quirks. One of them is my persistence. When I see something I desire, I go after it with relentless tunnel vision and focus. I chase the elusive. Often, others can't see what I do, or they're simply not brave enough to take risks, defy gravity, and uncover and unleash what's hidden. But do you know what I find each and every time I trust my gut, put in the time, and do the work?"
"What?" she whispered, entranced by his voice and his molten eyes.
"Heart stopping, raw, wild, and unimaginable beauty.” Aiden grinned. “I'm a landscape photographer. Photography is not only what I do. Photography is also who I am. Through the lens of my camera, I see what others think only exists in dreams and movies. I believe. I commit. If you decide to come inside, I'll show you what I'm talking about." He spun and strode the door.
Aiden said his piece and issued a challenge. Leila could walk away or cross the threshold and take a chance, praying this time her heart wasn’t trampled. She chewed on her lower lip. Even if she walked away, Aiden wouldn’t. The man would track her down.
Standing, Leila paced. She was out of her element––stuck between two worlds. Too Americanized, she didn’t fit into the Egyptian culture. Yet, she wasn’t American enough.
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Gravity, a Rone Award Finalist, tells the story of a mother and daughter relationship that is filled with twists and turns. But aren’t all our relationship with our children a ride? Whether you are a mother or a daughter, this story will make an impact. Mothers have a special relationship with their daughters, and sometimes that relationship is filled with bumps, bruises, and misunderstandings that often lead to years of struggle. Still mamas love their babies, and daughters love their mamas. Gravity reminds us all, the bond between mothers and their children is special and resilient. It will keep you guessing, hoping, smiling, and loving every page, down to the last word. Afterall, no one will ever love you like your mama.
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Mona Sedrak lives in Cincinnati, Ohio and works as a university administrator and professor. Although she has co-published two academic books, she is now writing mainstream fiction and women's fiction. She is an avid reader and is probably Audible's best customer.
Writing and reading fiction is her escape from reality.
Mona lives with her husband of 30+ years, a geriatric maltipoo, and an Amazon Parrot named Pretzel. She binge watches too many shows to count and she loves fine brandy.
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