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Jane Elliott has found peace. By all accounts, she's a success story: a survivor of childhood abuse who has dedicated her life to teaching. She's also engaged to marry Ben, an ambitious documentary filmmaker.

But hers is a false and fragile peace. Focusing on her students at an urban Jersey Shore school and maintaining a relationship with an absentee fiance conveniently kee
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ebook, 168 pages
Published August 1st 2010 by Carina Press
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Kristin
Mar 08, 2017 Kristin rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
sweet, sad, could have gone deeper
Erin
Nov 17, 2010 Erin rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A very thought and feeling provoking read...
Poor Jane has to deal with so much emotional baggage and feels damaged beyond anyone's capability of fixing.

She's involved with more dead-end & toxic relationships than she should be, but doesn't quite see that. Her only redeeming and real relationship at the beginning of the story is Sarah. Sarah, who has been with her through thick and thin since childhood, is Jane's pillar of strength and reason. She's not afraid remove Jane's blindfold and tr
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Apr 07, 2014 Andrea rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Loosely connected to Fault Lines, I'll Become the Sea was a powerful debut from Rebecca Rogers-Maher. True to what I've come to expect and love, this is Jane's story, a story of long-held pain, personal revelations, and healing. Oh, and love. David was a remarkable partner for Jane, and helped her realize she was worthy of love, a full life. I really enjoyed this, and am happy that I finally gave it a try.


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"...I'm a...I'm a..."
"What?"
I stand up and walk down
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Touching story about an inner-city elementary school teacher who thinks she's in a long-term relationship, only to discover her partner isn't interested in meaningful commitment. Through one of her students, she meets a youth worker who does seriously care about her, even when she tries to push him away. But before she can move on, she has to come to terms with her childhood experience of her father's abuse of her mother, and his upcoming parole hearing.

There's one unsettling point-of-view chang
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jen
Jan 10, 2011 jen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed this book and cared about the characters. I think what I liked most of all was that the scenes depicting life in the classroom were very accurate. Great romance and family dynamics. Look forward to more!
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Fantastic fairy tale for grown-ups. Bodice-tearing not included.
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Rebecca Rogers Maher writes gritty, realistic stories that push the boundaries of typical contemporary romance — uniting the genre’s explicit sex scenes and happy endings with the crisp, layered prose of literary fiction.

Publishers Weekly describes Rebecca’s writing as “gripping and touching,” Library Journal calls it “gut-wrenching,” and USA TODAY declares it “very well-done romance…so satisfying
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