Ellie Abela’s life has been anything but easy. Tragedy follows her where ever she goes, and she’s been a lot of places. At twenty she’s lived in over ten different states, all because of her dad’s career in medical research. His career is just another list of the causes of tragedies in El’s life. He’s dying, and with every breath he takes closer to Heaven, Ellie dies a little bit inside too.
At twelve she lost her mom in a drunk driving accident, and in a matter of months she fears she’ll lose the last person she has in the world to cancer.
While Ellie’s life has been rife with sadness, Trent Wentworth’s has been a challenge. A drug-addicted mom and a dead-beat dad meant at twenty three he was the adoptive father of his two year old sister. Now at twenty five he’s working his way up the corporate ladder and a struggling single parent.
Each is searching for a cure to the things in their lives dragging them down.
Not all cures are black and white; not all cures save us–and sometimes saving isn’t what we need. Sometimes we just need to realize how lucky we are to be alive, at least for this moment.
Ellie is only twenty-three years old and knows more about loss than most people twice her age. She lost her mother when she was very young and now her father is fighting a brave battle against cancer.
She plans on achieving as much as she can so that she can share each of those important moments with him. She just never thought that she would also be sharing the first time that she fell in love.
Trent Wentworth had to grow up fast. After being abandoned by his parents, he took on the responsibility of raising Allie – his young sister. It’s a big part of who he is and something that he takes very seriously.
He’s falling fast for Ellie and wants desperately for her to see him as more than just a cute guy who works at her favourite bookstore. But death is always knocking on the door and they have to find a way to fight it together or be shattered apart by the pain.
“I know you didn't sign up for this...”
Finding the Cure is a poignant and heartbreaking tale about two people trying to live life to its fullest while knowing that today is all that they might have. Cassandra’s characters are both strong and yet so fragile in their strength that I was completely taken by surprise by how much I actually connected with them.
They’re fighters who know that sometimes it’s not about winning the battle but how hard you fight it that counts.
This is not an easy story, but it’s one that will leave you smiling through tears long after it’s over…
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I walked over to the door leading to his room and pushed it open. I wanted a distraction. I didn't want to think about it. I heard Trent follow me, and I walked over to the guitars hung on the wall. I ran my fingers over the strings. I knew Trent was leaning against the door frame, watching me carefully.
About The Author -
Cassandra doesn’t remember a time when she wasn’t writing. In fact, the first time she was published was when she was seven years old and won a contest to be published in an American Girl Doll novel. Since then Cassandra has written more novels than she can count and put just as many in the circular bin. Her personal goal with her writing is to show the reader the character’s stories through their dialogue and actions instead of just telling the reader what is happening. Besides being a writer, Cassandra is a professional photographer known for her automotive, nature and architectural shots. She is happily married to the man of her dreams and they live in the rolling hills of New England with their dogs, Bubski and Kanga.
Cassandra Giovanni is published by Show n’ot Tell Publishing based out of Connecticut, USA
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