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Finding Tranquility: A Love Story

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Jess Cooper lost her husband on 9/11. Just not in the way she thought.


On September 11, 2001, Brett Cooper checks into a flight to go on an interview for a job he doesn't want, in a city where he doesn't want to live. All to make his wife happy. He loves her, but he's not happy in his marriage. Or in his body, really. As boarding begins, Brett panics and gives his ticket
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Published January 20th 2020 by Wild Rose Creative Content
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Kelley
Jan 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This story sent me on a roller coaster ride of emotion--from confusion around Brett's decision to walk away after the tragic events of 9/11; to sorrow reliving Jess' grief in having to bury her husband; to relief in Brett's acceptance that while he was assigned-male-at-birth, he is really a woman; to the "oh shit, what are they going to do" moments when Jess and Christa's paths cross and Jess realizes Brett-who-is-now-Christa isn't dead--and everything in between.

I shook my fist. I cried. I
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Estella Mirai
Jan 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Finding Tranquility is one of those rare books that manages to be many things at once. It is, as the cover states, a love story. It’s also a sort of coming-of-age story, a finding-yourself story, and although it’s still fairly recent history, a powerful historical novel as well. The story of Christa and Jess finding each other and finding their new places in each other’s worlds should, like most of the author’s works, appeal to fans of both women’s fiction and romance.

This book does deal with
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Laura Brown
Jan 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing
4 1/2 Stars. Finding Tranquility is a powerful and deeply moving story. It brought me to tears several times and caught my heart strings. I really enjoyed reading about Christa’s journey and reconnection with her family. The story follows Christa’s fear of flying saving her from being on one of the ill-fated 9/11 flights. Faced with a new chance at life, she goes off to find herself, and transition to the woman she really is. Years later her wife discovers her and they begin to reconnect. I can’ ...more
Molly
Jan 18, 2020 rated it really liked it
A series of calamities and new beginnings

Brett and Jess had been friends since they were kids. They went to school together, went to college together and 9/11 happened.

Their worlds changed in unexpected ways.

Could they find their way back together after all that passed in the interim? At what costs?

Making things work in their new normal- not so simple after all

Intense finding themselves story.
Michelle Richter
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Becky Baldridge
Jan 20, 2020 rated it really liked it
The emotions run the gamut in Finding Tranquility, and I felt every single one of them. At any given point, I was as likely to want to hug one of these characters as I was to want to shake the daylights out of them, Brett/Christa in particular. The thing is Brett didn't always make the wisest choices before or after becoming Christa, but the author tells the story in a way that those actions are understandable to some extent. Some more than others, but even when I disagreed, I still found the ...more
Lisa H
Jan 20, 2020 rated it really liked it
A most unique premise.

I can honestly say that this was a most unusual premise. Jess is married to Brett. Who escapes his wife and life to become Christa. Years later, they meet again and have to reconcile feelings and revelations.

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Laura Heffernan once broke up with her now-husband during a board game after realizing that he was ahead 96-3. She hasn't played that particular game since. Her best friend still talks about the Great Uno Card Throwing Incident of 2003. Yet, somehow, Laura insists that she is incredibly gracious whether winning or losing. She lives in the northeast with her husband, new baby, and two furry little ...more