The Light We Lost mixes with a touch of Daisy Jones and the Six in this novel of first love, passion, and the power of choice--and how we cannot escape the people we are meant to be.
Two loves. Two choices. One chance to follow her dreams.
Emily has come a long way since she lost her two passions fifteen years ago: music, and Rob. She's a psychologist at NYU who helps troubled college students like the one she once was. Together with her caring doctor husband, Ezra, she has a beautiful life. They're happy. They hope to start a family. But when a tragic event in Emily's present too closely echoes her past, and parts of her story that she'd hoped never to share come to light, her perfect life is suddenly upturned. Then Emily hears a song on the radio about the woman who got away. The melody and voice are hauntingly familiar. Could it be? As Emily's past passions come roaring back into her life, she'll find herself asking: Who is she meant to be? Who is she meant to love?
A woman must choose between two men one who reminds her of long-forgotten dreams and another who sees her for the accomplished woman she's grown to be in this profound contemporary romance from Santopolo (More Than Words). New York City therapist Emily Gold and her husband, Ezra, are cautiously optimistic when they discover that Emily is pregnant with their long-awaited first child. But when Emily miscarries, Ezra can't bear to face his grief and throws himself into his work, leaving Emily to deal with her own despair alone. What Ezra doesn't know is that Emily miscarried once before, 13 years ago in an accident that also ended her promising music career and relationship with her college boyfriend, Rob Barnes. As Emily works through her trauma, she hears Rob's new song on the radio and realizes that it's about her. The pair reconnect and Emily rediscovers her passion for music but can she find a way to mesh her past dreams with her present reality? Santopolo crafts an unconventional but realistic love triangle by celebrating her characters' flaws and grounding the story in earnest emotion. This moving tale is sure to entice.