When We Were Us

· Timber Creek Series Book 2 · Elena Aitken
13 reviews

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She no longer knows who she is or what she wants. He blames himself for her pain. Is their love strong enough to survive their greatest hurt?

Christy has built her entire life around the dream of being a mother and raising a family with the love of her life. After years of infertility, doctors, treatments and heartbreaking disappointments, that dream seems further away than ever. 

Without her dream of motherhood, Christy no longer knows know who she is or what she wants. 

Mark loves his wife unconditionally but can’t bear knowing that he failed to give her the family she so desperately wants. 

At the very time when they should be coming together, their pain is pulling them apart. Is this challenge more than their marriage can withstand? Or will they be able to see past their individual hurts and come together again to have their own second chance at love—together? 

13 reviews
Linda Dossett
June 28, 2018
This is an achingly sweet story about disappointment, heartbreak and renewal. I enjoy this author. A really great vacation read. The second book in this new series and am looking forward to the next. There is romance, dysfunction, loss and a sweet ending. Good read.
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Laura Fidorowicz
June 29, 2018
I went into this book nervous I wouldn't be able to finish since I had a journey similar to Christy's. Books like can sometimes amplify your worst fears because the fiction is so close to reality. Infertility can be such a delicate subject but this book treated it with sensitivity, dignity, and respect. I love books about the life after the traditional HEA. This story showed that marriage can be hard work that comes with ups and downs and it requires a strong commitment to keep it going. Even though Christy and Mark have been together since 8th grade, they still have to put a lot into salvaging their relationship after having one of their dreams dashed. The only word I can think of that does this book any justice is perfection, absolute perfection. It had me laughing and crying and every emotion in between. This series is fantastic and I can't wait to see what's in store for this group of friends. *This is my voluntary review of an advanced reader copy*
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Eileen Aberman-Wells
June 28, 2018
High school sweethearts Christy and Mark Thomas had what appeared the perfect marriage. However, these two were dealing with way too much: fertility problems, lack of communication, pain, fear, disappointment, and raw emotion all taking a toll on their marriage. When We Were Us by Elena Aitken, book two in her Timber Creek series is an emotional tale of a married couple who allowed themselves to be torn apart and what they went through in order to get back to each other. This story definitely took the reader on an emotional rollercoaster ride. Ms. Aitken creates a story so that you feel like you are right there with the characters and through every up and down. Have tissues nearby while reading this story as I cried while reading Mark and Christy’s story, it really touched my heart. I loved reading this book and had trouble putting this book down. Her words and stories make me want to befriend her characters and live in their small town. This beautiful, loving cast of characters, except for Cam and Evan, need to have their stories told and I cannot wait. I am looking forward to the next book in this series and highly recommend this book to other readers.
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About the author

Elena Aitken is a USA Today Bestselling Author of more than fifty romance and women’s fiction novels. The mother of ‘grown up’ twins, Elena now lives with her very own mountain man in the heart of the very mountains she writes about. She can often be found with her toes in the lake and a glass of wine in her hand, dreaming up her next book and working on her own happily ever after.

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