Book: Showing Up
THE GEG SERIES
Author: Jacquelyn Ayres
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Julie McEvoy has been mourning the loss of her mother most of her life. Only . . . her mother isn’t dead. She’s not missing. She’s not even far away. She’s just not there the way a mother should be.
Having enough of the passive-aggressive loop their relationship has been on, Julie cuts ties completely with Cynthia. It shouldn’t matter; Cynthia’s never really there for her anyhow. She doesn’t need her mother anymore.
Cynthia McEvoy has been keeping secrets for over thirty years. She’s not proud of it, but it has helped her to become the strong, independent woman she is today. The same strong woman who is now trying to pick up and glue back the pieces of the relationships she’s either destroyed along the way or never allowed any nourishment for.
Hopefully, it’s not too late.
Sometimes you have to go back to the beginning to understand how behaviors start, why they continue for so long, and where to begin the healing process.
I am a domestic engineer (born and raised in New Jersey) whose sole responsibility is guiding three young, impressionable kids into becoming phenomenal adults. This challenging yet rewarding work requires a lot of love (coffee), patience (wine), and determination (periodic exorcisms). And so far—I’m nailing it! I used to work all of this magic from the beautiful state of New Hampshire but am now blessing North Carolina with my brand of harmless crazy. You’re welcome, North Carolina.
Before becoming a domestic goddess (not really), I spent over a decade working in the medical field, where I wore more hats than the queen.
I have loved the written word and the great escape it provides since I was a little girl. When I wasn’t reading about people and the places they lived, I created my own characters and adventures. Finally, I started putting a pen to paper and allowing my characters to come to life.
When I don’t have a pen in hand, you can often find me laughing at the conversations my characters are having in my head.
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Tara’s 4**** Review
By Jacquelyn Ayres
“There are two different types of people you can find yourself depending on: those who should never be depended on and those who would dodge a bullet for you.”
A mothers affection is something everyone craves. Julie remembers having her mom in her life when she was little, but then that affection went away. Cynthia hid a secret from her daughter, a secret so big she ended up losing most of the important people in her life.
“And now, after a crisis, some due explanation, and the undying support of the people who love me, not only has the loneliness simmered down, I don’t feel it at all.”
Julie tried numerous times to reconcile with her mother, but each time she was pushed away. Moving on with her life, Julie decided not having her mother in her life was the way fate was taking her. After deciding that be alone is not how Cynthia wants to spend her remaining years, she seeks help to get back all the people she loves. There are many hurdles through this journey and a couple of unexpected surprises.
“When I think back on this past year, I realize how much I’ve grown as a person, a girlfriend, a friend, and maybe I’m ready to grow as a daughter. It just wasn’t possible until recently.”
Jacquelyn Ayres fills Showing Up with so much emotion. From the harsh reality of life, to humour, and to love, both old and new. The comradery between friends is a goal every friendship should strive for. From the dirty jokes to the colourful language, the GEG gang could bring you to your knees. I read this book as a stand alone, but I would recommend reading the previous books.
OTHER BOOKS IN THE SERIES (All on Sale!)
Under Contract – 99c
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In The Mix – 99c
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Crossing The Line – 1.99
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