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Gravity by @AuthorMSedrak is a Fall Into Bookathon pick #womensfiction #romance #giveaway

Title: Gravity

Author: Mona Sedrak

Genre: Contemporary Fiction/Women’s Fiction

Book Blurb:

Gravity: A force pulling together people and hearts.

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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What’s your favorite thing about the Fall season:

Fall is awesome! The weather begins to slowly cool down, the leaves on the trees begin turning beautiful colors, and it seems to me that the world just takes a big sigh. Perhaps, we are all settling in to a routine once more after a crazy summer or maybe fall just represents foreplay to the holiday season. For me, fall allows me to finally be able to sit on my deck in the cooler air, even if I have to snuggle under a blanket and write or enjoy a good book, listening to the scurrying of the squirrels and the songs of the birds. I also love a good storm and the sound of the rain accompanied by thunder and lightning actually soothes me. There’s nothing like a good fall storm to help me fall asleep!

I also love certain food I associate with fall. Soups, stews, and pumpkin spice––Yum! Apple picking and making apple pies, apple jam and apple cobbler is something I’ll always remember from childhood, and now I enjoy these activities with my grandchildren. It seems that everything that has to do with fall is comforting to me although I must admit that when the leaves fall off the trees, and the trees seem so naked, I do get a little sad. But I know soon the cycle will repeat itself, and I quickly settle in to the new picture I see outside my window.

What inspired you to write this story:

Gravity is about tolerance, acceptance, understanding, and forgiveness. Finally, it is a story of love and hope. When I started writing Gravity several years ago, I couldn’t have predicted how relevant it would be today. At the end of the day, I want readers to understand that although we may be different, as members of the human race, our similarities outweigh our differences and love is the universal language that binds us.


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Author Biography:

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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13 thg 9, 2020

Aiden sounds very charming ;)


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11 thg 9, 2020

Thank you, Mona, for sharing your book in our Fall Into These Great Reads Bookathon!

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