"Knowing that one of the authors is a life coach with a counseling degree who portrays the experience realistically, may make readers who are considering a step in that direction feel more comfortable making that choice." -Romantic Times Can a woman face-and forgive-her own painful past before her house of cards crumbles ...and before her own daughter makes the same mistakes? Melanie and Will Connors are the perfect power couple. Will is the chief campaign strategist for a rising presidential candidate; Melanie is a prominent advocate for protecting children in an over-sexualized culture. Their devotion to one another is admired, even envied. But their marriage isn't what it appears to be. Will maintains an apartment in Washington, DC, and over the years his visits home have grown fewer and farther between. The long-distance marriage has enabled Melanie to avoid intimacy-and has only increased her shame about her secretive past. But then Will issues an ultimatum: We work on the marriage ...or we work on the divorce.
The Connors commit to marriage counseling in the most brutal of environments-snowy New Hampshire, a tiny state that is first in the nation for presidential primaries and a prize to be won at any cost ...and the price of victory keeps rising. As Melanie sifts through the debris of her past, she obsesses over the fear that she hasn't done enough to protect her teenage daughter. When Melanie sees her facing some of the same temptations, she knows she must intervene ...but how can a woman with so many veiled secrets guide a daughter honestly? While the country struggles with threats to its integrity and security, Melanie can no longer ignore the dangers looming in her own world. She can never undo the mistakes of her youth, but perhaps she can still save her marriage and family-if she can surrender her guilt and learn to open herself to her husband once again. "Ethridge and Mackel merge their talents into one amazing novel." -Romantic Times for To Know You Includes Reading Group Guide
Shannon Ethridge is a best-selling author, international speaker, and certified life coach with a master's degree in counseling human relations from Liberty University. She has spoken to youth, college students, and adults since 1989, and is the author of 21 books, including the million-copy best-selling Every Woman's Battle series.She is a frequent guest on TVand radio programs, such as The Today Show , The 700 Club , New Life Live! with Stephen Arterburn, and Life Today with James and Betty Robison. She also mentors aspiring writers and speakers through her BLAST Program (Building Leaders, Authors, Speakers and Teachers). Although grateful for the opportunities to influence this generation as a writer and speaker, Shannon remains most passionate about her role as a wife and best friend to her husband, Greg, and a mother to daughter, Erin, and son, Matthew. Learn more at www.ShannonEthridge.com.
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