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Gravity by @AuthorMSedrak is a Snuggle Up pick #fiction #womensfiction #giveaway

Title: Gravity

Author: Mona Sedrak

Genre: Contemporary 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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November is a time to be thankful. What are you most thankful for this year?

More than anything I am thankful for my family.

Why is your featured book worth snuggling up to?

As the main character in Gravity often states, “Family is everything!” I truly believe in those three words with all my heart. This year has been difficult for many people, and my family, like many, has not gone untouched. I am thankful every year for God’s mercy and grace and this year even more so. I am blessed to have a large, loving family. Although we are not whole and 2020 has left us sad and missing important people who are now in heaven, still I continue to be thankful and hopeful. Without giving thanks and without believing in a brighter tomorrow, I would be lost in the depths of the sorrow. I am thankful for each member of my family––those that are well, those that are struggling, and those we have lost. I am grateful for my job, the food on my table, my ability to pay my bills, and the clothes and shoes that keep me warm, and the friends who make me smile and listen to me in my times of joy and sadness. So this year, although not a popular one for many, I still consider myself to be blessed and I continue to shout out to the heavens, “Thank-you!”


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Open internationally

Runs November 1 – 30

Drawing will be held on December 1.

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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Barbara Bettis
Nov 19, 2020

Delightful book! Wishing you the best, Mona.


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N. N. Light
Nov 19, 2020

Thank you, Mona, for sharing your book in our Snuggle Up With These Books!

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