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About Long Enough to Love You:
The BookFest Second Place Award Contemporary Romance (Spring 2023)
A Literary Titan Gold Book Award Winner (2023)
Reader’s Favorite 5 Stars (2023)
Jenn, fifty-something and empty-nesting, feels like a donut: whole on the outside but missing the middle. The deafening sound of silence in the picture-perfect, oversized home she shares with a husband who does not see her makes the voices arguing in her head hard to ignore. One voice tells her to stay because safe and simple is good; another says leave so you can be the version of yourself not defined by others. The thought of ever after without happily feels like purgatory.
The chance discovery of her long-forgotten diaries unearths memories of a first love long buried, reminders that the most beautiful love is sometimes wasted on the young. Her words become a very real reminder of everything first love had been when she reconnects with Tripp in unexpected ways.
Long Enough to Love You by Kirsten Pursell follows Jenn – a courageous yet vulnerable protagonist – as she dissects and unpacks her marriage in an emotional journey to stay true to herself despite societal norms and middle-age stereotypes that would suggest otherwise.
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About the Author:
Kirsten Pursell is an American author. Her 4th novel, Long Enough to Love You, is an award winning novel and has been an Amazon top seller in women’s divorce fiction. Battle of the Canvas is her first book of poetry and is derived from poems in her memoir, On Becoming Me: Memoir of an 80’s Teenager, a former Amazon #1 in women’s biographies and memoirs.
She has published two additional novels: Harvard and Company Clown. Her books were downloaded over 10,000 times in 2022. She lives in Oceanside, California. Her occasional blogs can be found at www.kirstenpursell.com.
What is love? What is happily ever after? What is good enough? All of those questions are explored within the pages of Long Enough to Love You.
This is not a quick, easy read. OK – maybe it’s a quick read, but there is a lot going on in this tale of a woman looking back on her life after finding her high school diaries and wondering about the path not taken.
But what if that path is in front of you once again? Then what? Can it take you where you want to go or is it going to return you to a place you don’t want to be?
Life has not turned out how Jenn thought it would and when she finds her old diaries she is brought back to her youth and all the what ifs that calls to mind. Can she find the happiness she once had or is it lost forever?
This was a well defined novel of a woman trying to figure out exactly who she is after all the work of rearing her family and taking care of others for so long. Now it is her turn – will she finally get her time in the sun? A fulfilling tale for sure.