IN THE MIRROR, A MEMOIR OF SHATTERED SECRETS
Writer: Ann Carbine Best
How I read it: Kindle
Synopsis: It is the memoir of a woman who planned on her marriage lasting forever. When Ann marries Larry in September of 1961, she’s certain he will be that eternal companion. Eleven years later, she is devastated to learn that he’s been having affairs with men. She wants to help him. She wants to save her marriage. However, powerful emotions pull Larry away from his family, and eight years later their marriage ends. As a single parent, Ann is now faced with four grieving children who don’t want to leave their father and their home in Utah Valley. But Ann needs to start a new life in a new place. In the beautiful Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, Ann at last makes peace with the past. . . . ~Colleen Whitney, retired English professorMy Thoughts: I never really read memoirs until these last two years because I always thought fiction would be more exciting. How wrong I was. Seriously, I couldn't put this book down--I read it in two days. And, I knew about her life from her blog!
It's a memoir so don't expect happy endings or even closure but expect it to make you look at your life and your choices. Expect it to make you see how your life and your marriage choices can impact your children.
Here is one of my favorite parts: