Six Months by @AuthorMSedrak is a Fall Into These Great Reads Bookathon Pick #womensfiction #giveaway

September 1, 2019

 

Title: Six Months

 

Author: Mona Sedrak

 

Genre: Women's Fiction/Contemporary

 

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.

 

Excerpt:

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.

 

Buy Links:

Amazon: https://goo.gl/gRmsMr

 

Kobo: https://goo.gl/ovXr3A

 

B&N: https://goo.gl/bQfNL1

 

Ibooks: https://goo.gl/yD7qfX

 

 

What makes this book a must-read and/or what inspired you to write this story:

 

This story is very dear to my heart and in many ways was very easy to write. It is a story of love and loss as well as forgiveness, hope, and joy. The human spirit is resilient, and women are strong creatures. We love deeply and with our whole heart and thus, when we lose those we love, we hurt. We may stumble and we may fall, but we eventually rise. Although readers will need a box of tissues when they begin the story, I promise they will also laugh, and find great joy and hope as they end the book.

 

Giveaway:

 

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Open internationally

 

Runs September 1 – 30

 

Drawing will be held on October 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 31 years, a geriatric maltipoo, and an Amazon Parrot named Pretzel. She binge-watches too many shows to count and she loves fine brandy.

 

Social Media Links:

Website: https://www.monasedrak.com/

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Mona-Sedrak/e/B003VGUOZQ

Twitter: https://twitter.com/AuthorMSedrak

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