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There is a secret pain lurking within all of us, waiting to consume us if we allow it. On the outside, Brynn Michael seems to be living the perfect life. She’s a successful businesswoman married to a handsome and devoted husband. But nobody, not even her husband and childhood sweetheart, Adam, knows the true depth of Brynn’s horror. Abandoned on the side of the road by her young drug addicted mother, then abused by her adoptive father, teenage Brynn turns to the only solace she can find in the sharp end of a razor. She spends her lifetime hiding the scars, both physical and emotional, until she has no choice but to face what she has been running from her entire life. Brynn must figure out a way to confront her past or risk losing Adam, the only true love she’s ever known, forever. But in spite of it all, Brynn may not have the ultimate choice, as the past eventually seeks her out. Leaving Eva is the heartrending story of one woman’s battle to overcome her tragic childhood and the abandonment and abuse that haunt her. Caution: Eva’s story is contains graphic violence, strong language, drug abuse, domestic abuse, and child abuse. In this dramatically dark novel, Jennifer Sivec, author of women’s fiction, delves into the selfishness and depravity of human nature, and begs you to question whether happiness can ever truly be attained once you have been deeply scarred.
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Women’s fiction writer Jennifer Sivec has always found an escape in books and beautiful stories. In writing, she has discovered refuge and sanctity her entire life, which quiets the chaos while giving her perspective and peace of mind. She finds inspiration in the balance of beauty and tragedy, which is something she has experienced personally. Jennifer was born in Seoul, Korea and then abandoned at a very young age. At the age of three, she was adopted and has lived in Ohio for most of her life. She is married to her best friend, Jeff, and together they share two incredible, funny boys. Jennifer is the author of The Eva Series and the standalone novel, I Run to You. Leaving Eva is her first complete work and was originally released in April of 2013. Losing Eva is the sequel and continuation of Eva's heartbreakingly beautiful story. The Eva series is an intense journey into abandonment, abuse, alcoholism, and cutting, with numerous twists and turns that will keep the reader holding their breath until the very end. You can stay up to date with Jennifer by visiting and signing into her website http://www.jennifersivec.comReview:
"This book is layers upon layers of events that weave into one another. At times you feel like you are reading numerous characters stories but they are all Eva's. Glimpses of who Brynn really is flicker in her dreams but there is nothing and no one to help with those memories. Every time you think Eva is about to break free from the vines of darkness they grow stronger against her. I kept thinking to myself please let this end for her. ... please give this character the happiness that she deserves ... please let her find her way.--Amazon review What I can tell you is that you need to keep reading ... what I can also tell you is you do get that happiness but then ...... I laid my kindle down and whispered .. "what the frick" ... I could not believe it.... So now I need to know when is book 2 out."--Amazon review "There were a few times that I thought I could not continue you. However I am so glad I did finish the book. It left me needing the next book. Eva starts out with a very rough life and reading about her story will have you rooting for her to succeed and overcome her horrible childhood. Rose is so frustrating in what she does and how she handles situations. I actually yelled at my kindle while reading her story throughout the book. Be sure to have a box of tissues nearby."--Amazon review "This book was quite different from my normal read. I usually expect a book to progress with a "traditional" story through dialogue. This book reminded my of a puzzle in that you are slowly given the pieces until the whole thing is laid out for you. I really enjoyed the unique style of this book and look forward to the rest of Eva/Brynn's story. "--Amazon review "Jennifer Sivec shattered my heart with this book and it's still in pieces. By the middle of the book, I had to send her a message to see if she has a support group in place for her readers. If I can offer any advice: Read This Book."--Amazon review "This story is not easy to read and I found myself holding my breath and then letting it go as I kept hoping her story would have a happy ending. When the little twist of what happened to her adoptive father Thomas came about I was like how did I not know that? Why didn't it click. I will be buying this next book as soon as I can because where it left off I need to know what else will Brynn endure in her life, can the past be left in the past so she can move forward? The plot was a steady pace and kept me wanting to find out more, the characters were well developed to me and I could feel what the main character was going through."--Amazon review "Usually I write a review straight after reading the book. However this review has been a struggle. Don't get me wrong- this is a brilliant well written emotional read that tore me apart. I'm just hesitant to review as I don't want to spoil anything. So all I'm going to say is if your like me and your a sucker for an emotional read then I recommend this story."--Amazon review "The story "Leaving Eva" has a very strong beginning and drew me immediately into the story and kept me there to the end. It has a number of side stories that developed the deeper I got into the book. Author Jennifer Sivec touched on a number of issues that I find to be very deep and personal. She has done a great amount of research into societal taboos and I love the way she shows how the visible and invisible scars from abuse and self-abuse can hurt for years, but with willingness and hard work, can be overcome through time and the support of loving friends and family. Read ... "Leaving Eva" to discover the secrets written into this novel. Jennifer has a way with words and character development that has her on my list of authors to watch!"--Amazon review
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