Title: A Life, Forward
(Rowan Slone #2)
Author: Tracy Hewitt Meyer
Length: 220 pages
Publisher: Cerulean Publishing
Rating: 4 Stars
Her father is gone. Her mother is in jail. And Rowan Slone has left her dysfunctional, violent past behind. With college looming on the horizon, she has a new job that she loves, and a safe place to call home. She is close to achieving everything she ever wanted-a sense of family, a sense of purpose, and a sense of self. But there are cracks in Rowan's life that threaten to send her future crumbling to the ground. When her relationship begins to suffer, her father returns and her long-held secret is discovered, Rowan must find the courage to fight for the most important thing yet-herself.
Resuming Rowan's story immediately after the heart-stopping conclusion of A Life, Redefined.
A Life, Forward, finds Rowan alone and in flux.
Having chosen to leave the horrors and betrayals of her family behind.
She runs to the safety and stability of the one place that she has ever felt safe.
The home of her boyfriend, Mike.
But with Mike away at college and a seeming greater distance growing in
their relationship by the day.
Rowan realizes that everything that she ever wanted is on the cusp of becoming a
If that is...she can break the chains of her past to claim the freedom promised in her future.
This is the book where readers are really allowed to see Rowan
come into the sense of self that she needs.
She succeeds in distancing herself from the pain of her past,
and heal old wounds.
She is not only able to accomplish what she needs for herself,
but she is also able to be the support that her best friend needs
as events unfold that change her life forever.
This story is one of hope, perserverence, and the finding the power to believe
in one's self.