All I Ever Wanted
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by Erin Moore
Description: Amber Toadvine and Craig James have learned the hard way that one single act can alter a person's life dramatically. Amber's life had been torn apart by a monster who was intent on killing her, and the man she loved leaving her at the alter on their wedding day. Now ten years later, Amber and Craig have to learn to start over and trust again, trying to rebuild the bridge that had been burned down years before. While the monster that had ruined Amber's life before plans to return and finish the job he began years ago.
eBook Publisher: Wings ePress, Inc., 2004 Wings ePress, Inc
eBookwise Release Date: July 2004
5 Reader Ratings:
Available eBook Formats: OEBFF Format (IMP) [221 KB]
Reading time: 155-218 min.
"Yes, you do." Ruth squeezed her hand. "Both of you have to get over your hurt and injured pride. Tell him the truth; tell him what really happened to you. Things will work out, trust me. You belong together. True love never dies."
Amber sat back to look at the woman she respected most in the world. For a weak and sick person, she put a lot of force and emotion in her last statement. She always did show her best passion and compassion for those she loved and things she believed in. "I can't, and you know it." Amber answered, "If he really loved me then, he would have stuck around. He'd know the truth without me telling him." She paused to look at Ruth, not able to control the tears falling down her face. "I won't tell him. I've finally done something I enjoy and love with my life. I won't let him ruin it by bringing up the past. I'm sorry, please don't ask me to do otherwise." Amber laid her head down on the bed crying in earnest now.
Ruth patted her hair affectionately reminding Amber of her own mother that she had lost. There used to be a time when Amber could sit and talk about everything with her mother. No subject was ever taboo; her mother helped her through it all. She missed her mother dearly and thanked God daily for giving her Ruth. Now the woman who had become her second mother was slipping away from her.
"It'll work out. Craig is a good boy, he'll find out what happened to you one way or the other, and he'll try to make it right. You'll tell him when the right time comes. I won't ask you to do anything you don't want to do."
Amber only smiled, believing nothing could make what she went through all right, nothing ever would.