A Note From the Author:
Not every story ends with a happy ending, but this one has always been about hope. A messy hope, sure. A hope that doesn't necessarily end with pretty bows and clean corners. But hope nonetheless, and the truth that rescue--and love--are always waiting for us around the corner. With that knowledge, I began writing the next chapter of Stephanie's story. I hope you love it as much as I do.
I heard it said once that every human is a story with skin.
If this is true, paragraphs would be etched in the scars on my wrists.
Whole chapters could be written about the way my heart pounds when I startle awake.
And every single one of my tears could fill a book.
But stories, with all their promise, only leave room for disappointment. I don’t have room for that anymore. I left it all—the hope, the love, the promise—back in my old life with the ghosts I’d rather forget: Jude. Emma. Pacey.
This is how I dare to move forward and to believe in a beginning. I let go of the old. I just grab the new and run. I don’t wait around anymore. I can’t.
Waiting leaves room for the voices.
Somewhere between water and sky, I'll find a way to burn these voices to the ground.
What Others Are Saying
Seriously, this book was a roller coaster ride — not the deep valleys and peaks, but being at the top of the roller coaster to only find out it goes even higher.
- Amber from Books and Motherhood
The growth, strength & beauty in this messy, scary story is breathtaking.
- Rachel Rich
The end of this story was just beautiful. Heartbreaking to a point, but complex and stunning at the same time. Emotional from start to finish, this was a spectacular read!
- Roxy Kade
Masterful storytelling and awash in colour.
- Katherine Johnson