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‘Forgetting Ophelia’ by Julie Gardner
First Lines / Book Beginnings On Friday

FORGETTING OPHELIA‘ by JULIE C. GARDNER

BOOK BEGINNINGS / FIRST LINES

Cover Image Of The Novel 'Forgetting Ophelia' By Author Julie C. GardnerI should’ve known better – I thought I did – but I asked one innocent question and was permanently haunted. Afterward, whenever I logged onto Facebook, I had to scroll past ads that didn’t apply to me. Beautiful infants in Baby Gap onesies, their Michelin-tire thighs poking out. This one boy who kept popping up had feet like mini potatoes. They were so tiny I was sure they’d fit inside my mouth. That was what I actually thought the first time I saw him: I could fit those in my mouth. I tried erasing the browser history, but my curiosity trailed me like a cat you just fed tuna. And all because I was stupid enough to Google “how old is too old to adopt”

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THE PREMISE

Cover Image Of The Novel 'Forgetting Ophelia' By Author Julie C. GardnerEver-hopeful Lia thinks she’ll be with handsome, brooding Jake forever. Until one day he completely blindsides her and makes her question everything she knows… 

Lia Townsend is expecting a ring and a trip to Hawaii for her fifth wedding anniversary. Instead, her husband, Jake, walks out on her. Out of the blue. Devastated, Lia vows to win back Jake and the perfect life they shared. 

Because it was perfect, wasn’t it? 

But as Lia searches for the truth behind Jake’s departure, the cracks in the shiny varnish begin to show. And once she uncovers his secret, all that she once knew and believed in crumbles. 

Lia’s eccentric mother, her best friend, and two vastly different men each pull her in new directions, and Lia attempts to push past the pain and start anew. 

But Jake isn’t gone for good. When an accident rocks the lives of their best friends, Lia and Jake are thrown together. Will Lia choose to salvage her old life with the man who broke her heart – or was everything they shared an illusion?

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