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Summary

A moving novel of family and forgiveness and of hope and healing by Rochelle B. Weinstein, the USA Today bestselling author of This Is Not How It Ends.

When Avery Beckett is proposed to by Jude Masters, a widowed father and the man she loves, it should be a time of great joy. Instead, Avery is on edge. She’s wary of the idea of family, doubtful of happy endings, and too afraid to take the leap. It’s the kind of fear that comes from having secrets.

Before Avery commits to a new life, she must reconcile with the one she left behind.

When Avery returns to her childhood farm in the North Carolina mountains, she’s surprised to be saddled with a companion: Jude’s teenage daughter, Elle, who’s grappling with the loss of her mother and the complicated emotions of first love. On a path of mending wounds and breaking down walls, Avery and Elle form an unexpected alliance. It’s giving them the courage to move forward. And for Avery, everything she needs to confront the past.

An emotional tale of mothers and daughters, loss and acceptance, When We Let Go is about the lessons that come from heartbreak and the healing it takes to embrace the joy of a second chance.

©2022 Rochelle B. Weinstein (P)2022 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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When We Let Go is chock-full of warmth, heartache, and hope. This moving story explores the bond between a mother and daughter joined by circumstance rather than DNA and is perfect for anyone who’s ever had to start over. The story is simply beautiful in its unfolding.”—Tracey Garvis Graves, New York Times bestselling author of Heard It in a Love Song

“In When We Let Go, Rochelle Weinstein writes of Avery, a woman who finds herself on a trip to confront the painful losses of her past while forging an unlikely intergenerational bond with her fiancé’s teenage daughter. With the strong voice and insightful prose for which she has become known, Weinstein builds a powerful and memorable story of homecoming, first love, second chances, the truths that set us free, and the families we find for ourselves.”—Pam Jenoff, New York Times bestselling author of The Woman with the Blue Star 

When We Let Go is a story about a woman who needs to learn how to let go of regret and open her heart to the prospect of loving openly and fully again before she can move on from an unfathomable loss. This heartrending story grabbed hold of my soul and didn’t let go. Beautifully crafted, it was impossible not to be carried along on this remarkable journey of healing and self-forgiveness.”—Suzanne Redfearn, #1 Amazon bestselling author of In an Instant 

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  • 12-07-22

enjoyable

it was a nice Beach read. the characters were well developed and the story was engaging. there were some funny moments and some sad ones.

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  • swordfish
  • 25-06-22

I LOVED THIS !!!

WOW!! This story was so well crafted; filled with a compelling and moving story, great characters, shocking plot twists. The performance by Amanda Leigh Cobb was phenomenal!!! Each character’s voice was subtly yet totally different. It was one of the absolute best performances!! I really enjoyed this and highly recommend!!!

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  • Jamie Lynn
  • 19-06-22

Grief is so heavy

Avery’s self guilt drove me nuts, but that’s what the book is based on. Oh man, Elle’s attitude was more than awful and the story would’ve been fine if she was at least a tad nicer. I figured out Oliver, but the revelation still hurt. I love Avery and her growth, she’s so strong.

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  • Melissa Edsell
  • 29-05-22

Such a great book!

This is the first time I’ve heard of this author and I will say it was a wonderful book! Will be adding more books from her!