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It took most of her life, but Elizabeth Donovan has finally had enough. Years of a difficult marriage, she has finally fought back. She had no choice but to leave the life behind and face the secret from her youth. The old life doesn’t want to let go, as she stumbles into the mystery that involves her deeper than she ever could imagine. Old Baggage is the overdue coming ofIt took most of her life, but Elizabeth Donovan has finally had enough. Years of a difficult marriage, she has finally fought back. She had no choice but to leave the life behind and face the secret from her youth. The old life doesn’t want to let go, as she stumbles into the mystery that involves her deeper than she ever could imagine. Old Baggage is the overdue coming of age for a woman learning to stand on her own....

Title : Old Baggage
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ISBN : 29440173
Format Type : Kindle Edition
Number of Pages : 365 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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Old Baggage Reviews

  • JT
    2019-05-17 21:12

    This is a story of an older woman who decides she's had enough of her current life of misery and decides to take off and find a new life for herself. The writing is easy to read. The character is well-developed and sympathetic. I found many of the insights of an older person and the way the world views them surprising and true....that along with a good storyline makes this a good book for when you have an hour or so of 'me' time and want to curl up with a good book to read.

  • Bev
    2019-05-08 18:18

    This book will bring hope to many people who read it. It is never too late to start over and live the life you really want. Yes, it will take some work. No, not everyone will want you to be happy, but as long as you stay focused on what you want it can happen. I saw some parts of me in this book. I brought back memories, both good and bad, but I too made it. I enjoyed this book and voluntarily reviewed a copy of it.

  • BP34
    2019-04-29 01:10

    This was a well written book that goes into the soul of an abused woman and her journey. Her strength and determination are amazing and it was an inspiring read. Her choice to seek freedom from her abusive situation was so positive and a great read. I received an advance copy from the writers coop and voluntarily chose to review.

  • J. Schlenker
    2019-05-16 23:25

    I could relate to this book in so many ways, and to the character of Elizabeth Donovon. I brought my own "old baggage" to the book. I was delighted to see the direction the main character's life took. the book was hard to put down.

  • Jane Tims
    2019-05-25 23:09

    Great adventure of a woman as she flees an abusive relationship and discovers a new life. Reader wants to see what is in store for this independent strong woman. Good characters and immediacy to action!)

  • Lynne Spreen
    2019-05-06 23:05

    This book starts out with a horrific event and moves on powerfully from there. The heroine, 65, is a long-time victim of domestic abuse (brutality to the point of her husband choking her and leaving her unconscious on the floor). Yet for all her codependence, she is strong. She works as an accountant with the same firm for forty years, and in that time has hidden away small sums of her paycheck and her grocery allowance for the day she finally leaves, if she lives that long. This is the story of her living that long, and triumphing. It's more than the usual domestic abuse getaway story, because there are two plot twists that make it even more enjoyable. I also found her description of her codependency profoundly compelling. Here's an example: "The conversation brought back all of the years not only of the pain and shame, but also his fragility and my need to protect him." HIS fragility? Only those of us who've lived this life would understand, perhaps. I have to point out that this book is in serious need of copy-editing. Its many punctuation and grammatical errors are a disservice to the story. The author - who I contacted to ask about this issue - says she is working on that. I hope readers will look beyond that, because this is an authentic story of rebirth later in life.

  • Terri
    2019-05-18 23:22

    This book wasn't that great. Kinda dragged and was written in the present tense, which just kinda sounded weird. Forgettable.

  • Debbi Reed-montgomery
    2019-05-15 01:59

    Excellent read.This book pulls you into the life of the main character. It is as if you are living your life through her. It leaves you wanting to know what the next chapter brings. Please consider a sequel, I think we all need more happy endings. I didn't want this to end, it left me wanting more. It's excellent. Reminds me of a Debbie Macomber series.

  • Susan Brown
    2019-05-27 01:56

    This is a well-realized story of an older woman who finally "comes of age" when she seizes back her life from an abusive husband. Her journey of self-discovery was fresh and interesting.

  • Margaret Wood
    2019-05-09 19:23

    I recommend this book to anyone who has found the courage to leave a bad marriage after many years. You will relate to the main character (Libby) and her story. It is heart rendering and cathartic.

  • Marilyn
    2019-05-22 18:10

    Goodthis story is how one woman after years of physical abuse and mental abuse left her marriage and found a life she deserves.

  • Toni Kief
    2019-05-12 21:19