Three Days on Mimosa Lane



✬ [PDF] ✓ Three Days on Mimosa Lane By Anna DeStefano ✹ – E17streets4all.co.uk One day can change your life forever Three days change a painful past into a beautiful tomorrowOnce, Sam Perry had it all A loving marriage, an amazing job she adored as a preschool teacher, and a be One day can change your on Mimosa ePUB ´ life forever Three days change a painful past into a beautiful tomorrowOnce, Sam Perry had it all A loving marriage, an amazing job she adored as a preschool teacher, and a beautiful home She was safe, happy and secure Then the Three Days PDF/EPUB or unthinkable happenedWatching his once carefree wife withdraw into herself was almostthan Brian Perry could handle The only thing that kept him going was knowing that he loved herthan life itself Moving her out of New York to Chandlerville, a small, quiet suburb of Atlanta, felt right Anything, Days on Mimosa PDF/EPUB » to get her away from the memories of the buildings, and her world, crashing around herNow, two sons and many years later, Sam cherishes the new life on Mimosa Lane that Brian built for them Until lightning strikes twiceCalled a hero by her small community, Sam feelslike a coward than ever Instinct draws her into an altercation at her children s school an instinct that also drives her away from the warm cocoon of her family Brian refuses to lose his wife again He agrees to give her the space she asks for, but he soon realizes space isn t something they and their children can afford He knows their love can still conquer all But this time he ll need their entire community to help him win his wife back.Three Days on Mimosa Lane

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    If you re looking for a CBR and CBZ reader kept him going was knowing that he loved herthan life itself Moving her out of New York to Chandlerville, a small, quiet suburb of Atlanta, felt right Anything, Days on Mimosa PDF/EPUB » to get her away from the memories of the buildings, and her world, crashing around herNow, two sons and many years later, Sam cherishes the new life on Mimosa Lane that Brian built for them Until lightning strikes twiceCalled a hero by her small community, Sam feelslike a coward than ever Instinct draws her into an altercation at her children s school an instinct that also drives her away from the warm cocoon of her family Brian refuses to lose his wife again He agrees to give her the space she asks for, but he soon realizes space isn t something they and their children can afford He knows their love can still conquer all But this time he ll need their entire community to help him win his wife back."/>
  • Paperback
  • 338 pages
  • Three Days on Mimosa Lane
  • Anna DeStefano
  • English
  • 08 April 2019
  • 9781477807330

10 thoughts on “Three Days on Mimosa Lane

  1. says:

    Mimosa Lane is an ideal community in the South where the residents interact both in their residences and in their school systems One couple moved here to escape the memories of 9 11 where the wife, Sam, was teaching on the day of the attack Suffering from PTSD, they had hoped this change from Manhattan and memories of horror, would be less traumatic As Sam struggles with her withdrawal from most activities to deal with her PTSD, her friends and her husband try to encourage her to move back into the comfortable social scene A shooting at her children s school, brings out her instincts she used on the day of 9 11 However, when she sees the community going to pot over misplaced blame, she comes out and reveals of her past experiences and lets people know they need to help each other heal and move forward, not blame The interaction of the others who live on Mimosa Lane learn much from each other Smacks of the current trend of school shootings and what could have been done or should have been done, or what is impossible to do An enjoyable read by Anna DeStefano I ordered another of her books as soon as I finished this one.

  2. says:

    As you can see from the blurb, DeStefano s second Seasons of the Heart novel addresses some fairly somber issues Timely ones, too, as bullying plays a significant role PTSD, school violence, the disintegration of marriage, family and community DeStefano shies away from none of these topics, and approaches them all with the empathy, grace and passion her work is known for Though the issues may be grave, the book s tone is anything but Strength and hope form the story s core, and the challenges the characters face make the lessons learned that much poignant.Sam has struggled for years to be a good wife and mother, despite the PTSD that cripples her It s only after a second tragedy occurs, one that s even personal, that she realizes it s time to address how very not okay things are But I need you to meet me halfway, Brian, if I m going to figure any of it out And that s not happening The Sam you thought I was is gone, and you don t want the other one who s here instead Her unorthodox method of trying to find her way back to herself and to her family terrifies her husband How can everything be falling apart after all these years, after all the sacrifices he s made DeStefano takes us on a slow, wrenching, authentic journey from helplessness to blame to honesty to understanding to bonding as this couple accepts that what they ve been doing isn t working and their children are paying the price Sam s thought processes are occasionally difficult to follow, but I reveled in her gradual healing Brian s epiphany, though and the actions he took after experiencing it actually brought me to tears.I was especially impressed with the point of view of the Perrys eleven year old son, Cade So touching, the interactions between Cade and his younger brother The author has quite a gift for presenting a child s world view His family was like the LEGO pieces Cade s brother kept losing everywhere, popping on and off and being left behind when you weren t looking, and things disappearing, until what you were building would never work. Three Days on Mimosa Lane is beautiful in its intensity, often bleak but always carrying an optimistic energy that lends the story a warmth and irresistibility The love story is powerful and genuine, and echoes the book s central theme that humans will go to extraordinary lengths in order to keep or gain control Once again, with an easy elegance of craft and prose, Anna DeStefano draws the reader into the complicated and compelling lives of the residents of Mimosa Lane This popular series continues in January 2014 with Love on Mimosa Lane.

  3. says:

    I like sap I like fluffy feel good reads I even like it when those fluffies have drama and angst But this is a novel best for those who really like these types of books Despite having a serious subject of drama here 9 11 and a school shooting , this book falls very heavily into sap This was not a difficult read for me due to subject matter, but the fact this had so much emotion to wade through All that drama might be fodder for some, but it was too much for me.The good I do like the author s writing It s simple and effective and flows well I admire the subject matter and felt the emotions were explored in an interesting and poignant manner The Mimosa Lane setting and neighborhood seems one of strong bonds, just right for this kind of novel and fans should be sucked right in.The bad There was just so darn much of the drama I get the desire to show tragedy and the overcoming of such, but there was such little happiness here, even at the end I found myself at the point where I felt guilty becoming bored with the tragedies just because of the insistence on dredging up every negative emotion all felt The characters also seemed to exist primarily for their roles in this drama, with very little personality outside of all the emotion.And yet I think those who like the onslaught of drama and emotion will be pleased, if they can process it all better than I can There is plenty of heart and romance to be appreciated.

  4. says:

    I would have trouble suggesting this as a stand alone book it would have been better if I had read the first book As it is, I had problems emotionally connecting to the main characters, Samantha and Brian, a married couple with two boys who live on Mimosa Lane in Chandlerville The mother Sam was a teacher close to ground Zero during 9 11, and for 12 years she has struggled to get her life back to normal The dad Brian has done everything he can to keep her and the family together thinking that in time it will be okay Then a shooting at their sons school sends them and the whole community spiraling out of control exposing cracks in their perfect from the outside lives This should be a great page turning story, but I felt something was missing There are rough transitions around the dialog, not enough dimensions in the characters, and very little lightness to offset the darkness, and also over analyzing of the characters feelings There is also an inconsistency in how Sam reacts to situations which maybe the author s intent to show the depth of her suffering, but to me it came off jarring stopping the flow of the story As a reader I needed time to discover what the people were feeling and to not be told the why of what they were feeling Still the last few chapters make the story come alive 3 stars.

  5. says:

    Where do I start with the ways I was disappointed with this book The title Instead of 3 days on Mimosa Lane it should be called 10 Months trapped on Mimosa Lane Each of the sections of the book subtitled Day One , Day Two , Day Three , actually take place over a week or , the totality of the book takes place over 10 months.But that s a petty complaint compared to my main gripe, and that s the writing In Creative Writing 101 in college, the 1 rule was show, don t tell I think DeStefano skipped that lesson There is so much navel gazing angst going on in this book Don t hold your breath waiting for action to happen, aside from a single scene in each section, all of the action takes place off screen But the characters talk about those 3 moments, endlessly And most of that is internal conversations with themselves, actual dialog between characters is as rare as tuxes on tigers.I finally decided to skip ahead to the next day and read a few chapters until I d had the single action scene, and then I skipped to the end What a disappointment, and a major waste of time, even with skipping chunks of the book The biggest crime of all, this book is boring

  6. says:

    Well I have so many thoughts I wanted to like this book At times I really enjoyed it But I struggled Half of the time, I couldn t tell who was talking Also, 3 days, but was that really 3 days Even if it was spaced apart, it was than 3 days.Rambling seriously, this really needs an editor s eye Some parts should be rewritten and cut out Samantha was a teacher, right by Ground Zero, when 9 11 happened Since then, basically she has had PTSD and is having trouble coping in everyday life Neither of her boys know what happened to her So when she commits do helping at the bake sale at her sons school, and there ends up being a shooting, it all starts again for her And her family And the community.Good idea, but clearly needs something to make it really worth reading Some good points, but it all wraps up way too easy for this reader Does that make me want to not read any of the books in this series Not sure yet I did enjoy the excerpt for the next book, so I think that will be the decider for me I received this book from Goodreads First Read program in exchange for an honest review.

  7. says:

    Worst book ever I had to force myself to finish this one I hated the character of Sam so much I wanted to go to Mimosa Lane just to smack her She was whiny and pathetic and I did not feel sorry for her in the least She was very weak and treated everyone terrible Her husband spent years trying to help her and because if the tragedy at the school, she left him and turned her back on her children when they needed her Her friend let her stay there and what happened She treated her friend awful I heated this book, it was totally boring and I wouldn t recommend it to anyone.

  8. says:

    This was a book I chose strictly on a whim no prior research into author, reviews or friends opinions blurb is vague so good luck with that It sat on my shelf for some time before I was in the proper frame of mind to be adventuresome I wasn t sure if it was Romantic Suspense, Contemporary Romance or Women s Fiction Based on what I ve seen since, I don t think others know either I would put it as a cross between Women s Fiction and Contemporary Romance with WF taking the lead on this one I tend to shy away from WF as a genre not because I can t handle the issues or the plots or even the focus For me, its the emotions these dredge up I find them depressing and at times hopeless This one was no exception although added to that I had a true abhorrence for the heroine most of the time This story grabbed my emotions Early on, I wanted to toss it down and never return to it when I learned what was causing her issues I was just done so done with Sam Samantha there is a part of me that wonders if she s real than I think, but that doesn t make me want to like her either What do I mean by this Let me give a summary and then I ll get to that Oh and I didn t realize this was a second book in a series until later, but it wasn t a big deal The story opens with Sam wandering around outside in the middle of the night while her husband and kids are inside sleeping She s trying to bolster herself up for her big day For the first time in years, she is going to attempt putting herself out amongst a crowd of people because she doesn t want her oldest son, Cade, to have passed through grade school with his mom having never once volunteered in his school It is obvious that she has some sort of mental health issues that keep her hidden away in her own home and leave her freaking out and running up to curl up into a ball on her bed if someone says, moves or touches her wrong Her family for the last 12 years have been moving around her on tenderhooks and her issues are their issues Her husband is exhausted trying to carry the family load, working long hours and being there for her too, her kids watch her like she is a ticking time bomb and she moves about lost in her own head and a shadow of her former self She can t help, in light of the fact that she s entering an elementary school for a bake sale, but remember her traumatic memories of 9 11 when the school she worked at was right near the Towers and she have to get her students out of that part of Manhattan and help them deal with the fact that many of them had lost their parents that day The world is a scary place to her now which is why she doesn t engage, but this one day she will with tragic deja vu consequences that ripple through their whole suburban small town.Okayso the big action takes place near the front of the book and the rest of the story is about how they go from there The story focuses on Sam and her family, but it extends to their neighbors on Mimosa Ln and the rest of their small community Exploring how a community tragedy affected lives, how child bullying and child abuse can lead to tragedy and even exploring PTSD from close hand contact with this was good stuff I loved it and thought the author was so strong with all that.But Remember when I said the heroine was a problem for me This book is her story and I got to the point where there was just not even an ounce of pity left for what she put so many people through I m not cold hearted I get that she had unresolved issues coming off of 9 11 I get that and I definitely wouldn t have come through unscathed on my own part, but what I don t get is how she made it all about her to the detriment of her loving family and her supportive friends There is a limit to do what you gotta do and take care of self first You see, this woman made a meal ticket out of those comfort words which caused her to stagnate instead of grow I was so angry with her when it became her husbands fault She walked out on her home and her family because her husband told her that things would be okay It s obvious to most of the planet that he s struggling and he wants things to be okay he needs things to be okay He needs her badly because he s falling apart too she s always been the stronger of the two and Madam Obtuseness doesn t get this at all because she s so buried in her own crap She is the center of her family s world They love her and they want her back which is something else she gets hung up on I ll never be the same They re not asking for the same per se, Sweety They d be happy just for mom to be present at this point Brian and her kids can t move forward without her okay obvious to everyone, but her Not only does she drag it out for 12 years, she drags out a separation for months after her husband turns himself inside out for her and her kids are imploding trying to deal with the recent tragedy alone Selfish Um no, its so much worse and I can t think of a word strong enough I kept reading hoping that she would snap out of it as she saw what was going on around her and that she would grow, but no, she just kept circling around the mental toilet drain there She helps another little boy, she helps her friends, she helps herself, but her familynah, they need to get her first She tries to justify her biz and she puts it all on her husband for enabling her I get that her husband was in denial, but she s not treating him like a man of human limitations, but some superhero saint or something and she s the only one with needs She might have been right about his need to recover too, but dang she sure left him out to dry to find his own way.Deep cleansing breathsSo in a nutshell, I loved everything about the story except Sam and oh by the way she occupies the majority of it Would I read this writer again Sure Not all her heroines can be Sam, right And I did like her Mimosa Lane world, her writing style and the other characters Those who enjoy their Contemporary Romances along the lines of Women s Fiction filled with angst and drama might want to give this series a try.This was a GoodReads Giveaway and my thanks to those who put it up for giveaway review.

  9. says:

    CompellingThis isn t just a romance, and it s not just chic lit This is a story about tragedy, about how grief and fear can be almost insurmountable obstacles, and about the simple truth that you don t get over grief, you get through it however you can or it holds you hostage forever A compelling read.

  10. says:

    Could not finishI normally will slog through, but this book was not worth the time or effort to continue reading Husband spends years trying to help her and she replays him by throwing him to the curb.

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