Sometimes hope has a way of changing everything… Just hours after giving birth, Eli Bell is forced to give up her newborn baby daughter for adoption. Devastated, she tries desperately to rebuild her shattered life. Then, over thirty years later, Eli catches sight of her daughter. And she knows that she must do everything to find a way back into her life. Even if it means lying… While her husband Tommy must grow to accept his own part in the events of her early life, he can only try to save her before her obsession with the young woman ruins them both.
Don’t miss the breathtaking debut Before You Were Mine by Em Muslin! Perfect for fans of Jodi Picoult, Anne Tyler, Joyce Carol Oates.
Praise for Before You Were Mine: "A heartbreaking novel about what happens when we don't have the power to make our own choices. BEFORE YOU WERE MINE is a moving and emotional story that is sure to touch readers' hearts." ~ Karen Katchur, author of THE SISTERS OF BLUE MOUNTAIN
"5 STARS -A love story that surprises in so many ways. Em Muslin has written a great debut book here. Before You Were Mine explores love on so many levels it had me reaching for the tissues more than once. It's heartening to see people who seem totally self-serving suddenly step up and make things right. I would like to share some fudge pie and coffee with Eli." - Jo Ann Mapson Best selling author of author of: Owen's Daughter/Finding Casey/Solomon's Oak/The Owl & Moon Cafe/The Bad Girl Creek trilogy/The Wilder Sisters/Hank & Chloe; Loving Chloe/Shadow Ranch/ Blue Rodeo
Em Muslin’s Debut novel is heart stoppingly beautiful. Em Muslin was born to write, her observations are breathtaking. I was so involved in the story, I missed my stop on the train.' - Lynn Parson - Radio Broadcaster
5 STARS -Pleasing to the mind, Em Muslin's debut novel, "Before You Were Mine" is written with a beautiful touch where heartbreak meets love and loneliness meets freedom. Every reader can benefit from reading this book as it grabs onto your heart strings and pulls you in to compelling story that includes all aspects of family. This story is not only a great piece of literature, the story unfolds into much more than just Eli's obsession but digs deeper into the life she left behind years ago. - Biblio Beauty Book Blog
5 STARS - Outstanding! Complete page turner! I thoroughly enjoyed this book, the storyline perfectly knits together. This book has many twists and turns taking you on Eli's journey of self discovery and emotional turmoil. - LoveForBooks2017
5 STARS - I defy any mother to read this without welling up. “Eli is not your ‘usual’ heroine from a women’s novel. This itself taught me a lesson about what we see as a ‘typical’ female hero, and the many different forms that human strength can take. If I could give this book a 6 I would, because of the way it took me by surprise and involved me so utterly with its heroine despite our different walks of life. I would highly recommend and cannot wait to read more from this author.” – Rachel Dann – Author of Pieces of My Life