Nobody wakes up one morning and decides that this is the day they are going to cheat on their spouse, but when the opportunity presents itself, it ultimately becomes a choice—and that choice, whether good or bad, can have irrevocable consequences.
Ethan and Jessica Harrington are doctors who work alongside fellow doctors Gavin and Sarah Williams. After Jessica has an affair with Gavin, their lives are thrown into turmoil as they deal with the aftermath and subsequent fallout. For the better part of a year the four of them have been working to piece their marriages back together. Sarah and Gavin are still reeling from a devastating miscarriage, while Jessica and Ethan are hesitantly looking forward to the birth of their first child.
Sarah’s hopes are immediately shattered, however, when she learns just how far Gavin’s infidelity has gone. Suddenly thrown into an unwanted independence she fights to find her way.
Jessica struggles to repair her marriage to Ethan even as they become parents. But when Ethan—a borderline alcoholic—learns a dark secret, his world steadily begins to crumble, and his drinking—fueled by this discovery—slowly engulfs him, leaving him without the ability to control his temper.
With his marriage now in pieces and his sanity questionable, Ethan struggles to come to terms with his alcoholism and face a past that he has spent a lifetime trying to forget.
After All Is Said And Done is a powerful and gripping novel of infidelity, healing, & forgiveness.
This is third book I’ve read by Ms. Buchanan. Truly woven into the fabric of the lives many doctors and medical staff. I felt for each characters situations as I’ve lived that hospital life. Although I was happily married, the main characters had many things happening such as cheating doctors, cheating nurses, pregnant, and lying by omission regarding child’s biological father, the father who raised his son since birth only to find out that his wife had cheated on him again, and he wasn’t the biological dad but this baby was still his, still his son. The writer definitely pulled the issue of alcoholism into this book. I have seen what alcoholism does to one’s body alone, and to one’s psyche. I get the leather restraining that was, I get the various health since I’m a registered nurse. No one need be a nurse to benefit from this entire book. Five shiny gold stars.
Thank you, Mary!
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