Title: Ditching the Dream
Author: Isabelle Peterson
Goodreads Link: http://tiny.cc/i1ac5w
Hosted by: Love Between The Sheets
Feeling dead in her marriage of 22 years, Elizabeth
Fairchild, in her young forties, ditches the dream of her seemingly perfect life with
her husband in search of who she really is.
She had gone from her parents' house to her
husband's home and never learned to stand on her own two feet. Her husband, Greg,
isn't abusive or cruel, just rather neglectful. Her kids are all out of the house, off to
college. Feeling that not much is left for her at home, she leaves her comfortable
life in Napa Valley, California in search of her inner fire in New York City. She didn't
leave to find another man, but soon finds herself involved with two very different
men: Jack Stevens and Kevin Parker.
Jack is older than Elizabeth by 9 years. He has heart-
stopping good looks, is wildly successful, and very much in control of everything
around him - especially Elizabeth.
Kevin is younger, by 14 years. He is carefree, has
a heart of 24k gold, is a middle school Spanish teacher, and is quite okay with
Elizabeth taking the reins.
Which dream is really Elizabeth's? Her quiet life in
Napa? Or her wild ways in New York?
ABOUT THE AUTHOR..........ISABELLE PETERSON
The Short Story:I'm the wife of a most fabulous man for twenty years.
I'm a mother of 2 busy teens.
I'm a dog lover.
I'm a serious drinker of coffee and wine.
I live near New York City.
My favorite place that I've visited is Monaco.</
My favorite color is green (but I look best in pink/
My favorite food is chocolate.
My favorite kind of music is New Country.
The Long story:
I've always been a creative sort of person... I started
with my college studies in Advertising Design and Illustration. I'm good at drawing
and coming up with clever ideas.
As for story telling - well, that's where I have the
most fun! Ditching The Dream is my first novel, but I've been working on writing
movies since, what seems like forever. Way back in high school my friend Aimee and
I started writing a movie and I was hooked. We didn't know what we were doing,
but we loved coming up with the story. I also like to come up with stories about
people I don't know. Like the guy that cut me off on the expressway...He had quite a
story - at least in my mind! Who knows? Maybe I've come up with a story about you!
Ditching The Dream is a story that came to me
while I was helping two author friends of mine. I was helping them with their books
and I would make suggestions to amp up their stories along the way. Bev and Amy
encouraged me to write my own story and Ditching The Dream was born. Is it auto-
biographical? No, not in the least. But it sure has been a fun story to come up with
(especially when my hubby gets involved with coming up with ideas).