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Six Months by @AuthorMSedrak is a New Year New Books Fete Pick #womensfiction #giveaway

Title: Six Months

Author: Mona Sedrak

Genre: Women's Fiction

Book Blurb:

For twenty years, Mikala Jacobson had it all: loyal friends, a precious little girl, and a man who adores her. Then double tragedy strikes and her perfect world shatters.

Good friends, Rena and Jake are instantly by her side, protecting her from her husband David’s sordid secret life and his final drunken confession.

With their help, Mikala finds strength to rebuild and redefine her life. As her spirit and heart heal, she not only finds closure, but the beauty of a new love built upon an old friendship.


Wandering from room to room, she memorized every detail of the life she and David built––the family photos lining the mantel, the hand-carved jewelry box David bought her on their honeymoon in Salzburg, and Molly’s tea set arranged on the coffee table for evening tea. A cold, hollow ache took residence in her belly where the knot of dread made its appearance that morning. The sensation expanded with alarming speed, dug in deep, and planted roots. Like an unwanted guest appearing without warning and bringing too many bags for just a brief visit, sorrow moved in, shifted, and stretched then got comfortable for the long haul.

When the house line rang, Mikala froze, and her gaze darted to the cordless on the couch. Her breath stuttered. Her heart seized. Clarity forced its way past the tentacles of sheer terror strangling, dominating, and paralyzing her. She shook her head and took a step forward, only to be hit by a wave of dizziness and nausea so tremendous, she doubled over wrapping her arms around her womb. Mikala’s entire being, inside and out, shook as her heart tumbled about in her chest without a set time, tempo, or rhythm. Her breaths grew shallow and choppy, and her legs turned to rubber. The cord tethering Molly to her and this world had been severed.

The telephone rang four times before Mikala forced her body to cooperate. God, she hadn’t wanted to answer. She hadn’t wanted to know. She’d even considered not answering, protecting herself and her beautiful family from the annihilation of their world.

People said she was strong––the strongest woman they knew. They said in time she would heal. She would build another life. And God didn’t give you more than you could handle. People were idiots. They had no idea how in her head she raged. She howled, and shrieked, and wailed...and begged, and pleaded for mercy. All day. All night. Every day. Every night.

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It’s a brand-new year, full of possibilities Did you make any resolutions/goals for 2020? If so, please share one.

I know many people set goals for the new year. Some want to lose weight or eat healthier. Others, want a new job or a new house. Some writers set writing or publishing goals––to get published for the first time, finish a book, or write a certain number of books. I stopped setting those types of goals a few years ago. This year, as every year, I want to spend more time with my family and more time recognizing the blessings in my life. Perhaps my recent health crisis this year has made me more aware of each passing day and the many people and things I take for granted––my family, friends, colleagues who make each day worth living. I am more grateful each day for my husband who tenderly takes care of me––cooking, cleaning, transporting me here and there, and even dressing me at times. I am grateful each morning when I awake and can lift myself out of bed and take a few steps. I am grateful to see my husband’s smiling face––loving me and helping me live the best I can. I am grateful for my children and grandchild. Mostly, I am grateful the Lord has seen it fit to give me another day to share with those I love.

So, for 2020 my goal is to live more, love more, and remember to be much more thankful for every breath and every second. Happy New Year, my friends.

Why is your featured book a must-read in 2020?

Six Months is about loss, love and rebuilding a new life with the people who truly love you.


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Drawing will be held on February 1, 2020.

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 31 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
07 ม.ค. 2563

What beautiful goals for 2020. They are perfect--we should all be more cognizant of the blessings we have around it, often ones we don't think about. I wish you all good things--an continued healing-- in the coming year.


07 ม.ค. 2563

Mona, I see your book all the time on Twitter and Instagram, but I didn't know what it was really about. I enjoyed learning about the plot and reading the excerpt. It's tenderhearted and poignant.


Judith Sterling
Judith Sterling
06 ม.ค. 2563

I love your goals for the new year, Mona. I wish you success with this book, healing, and lots of quality time with your family in 2020.


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06 ม.ค. 2563

Thank you, Mona, for participating in our New Year New Books Fete. Happy New Year!

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