This is the first book I’ve read by this author and I guarantee it won’t be the last. I really liked the author’s writing style and the characters were well developed.
When Jill Goodman’s marriage comes to an abrupt end, she looses everything she has in the divorce except for one thing. Husband Marc, leaves Jill a sprawling beach house on the Jersey coastline. Broken-hearted Jill travels to Jersey to sell the house as quickly as possible. She enjoys her time at the shore and enjoys the town and it’s residents. The pace is exactly what she needed. But then things that Marc was involved in come to light. She wonders how she couldn’t have known of the things that were going on. This story of suspense, lies, deceit, was very well written. This is a story of second chances, new friendships and taking that next step in your life when you need it the most.
I enjoyed this emotional story. It’s a wonderful story of getting back to the person you know yourself to be. I was so engrossed with the story and the characters. Thank you Heidi Hostetter for this fantastic story.
ABOUT THE BOOK
THE GIRL I USED TO BE
Author: Heidi Hostetter
Published by Bookouture
Publication Date: May 11, 2021
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Your husband is not the man you thought he was… but how do you move on, when you’re forced to keep his secret?
When Jill Goodman’s picture-perfect marriage implodes, she’s heartbroken. Still reeling from the shock, the only thing she receives in the hasty divorce settlement is the deed to her husband’s sprawling beach house on the New Jersey coastline. Jill never cared about money—only her marriage—but with Marc determined to take everything she owns, the beach house is her only lifeline left.
With no other choice, Jill travels to the shore intending to sell the house quickly—but the task is not as easy as she expects. Still, she can’t help but be charmed by the beautiful seaside town and its sweetly old-fashioned ways. Despite everything, Jill is starting to see a path back to who she was before she met her husband—not the demure, polished housewife she’d become, but the smiling young woman with the strong Jersey accent who loved her family more than anything.
Then Jill dives deeper into Marc’s secrets and she stumbles across something in her husband’s past that changes everything. Could Jill herself have been unknowingly complicit in what Marc did and, if so, what will happen to her when the truth finally comes to light? With Marc determined to bury the evidence, can Jill find a way to save herself before her once perfect husband takes her down with him?