I want to tell you how great my life was. How I lived without regrets. With constant laughter. Without any tears. I want to tell you how I lived each moment to the fullest. How each breath I took was fresh and full of life. With eagerness. Without any fear.
I want to tell you all of that, but then my story would be masked with lies and not worth telling.
My life didn’t start until I left my past. And I left everything. My mother, my friends, my name.
My new name, the name everyone knows me by is Erin Lewis.
Four years after finding the courage to leave her hometown in Alabama, Erin is finally happy with where her life has led her. Not only is she secure in her environment, but the relationships she has formed center her, making her forget how damaged she once was. Before she can fully settle into her new life, her past crashes into her present, unraveling a set of events that destroy the very foundation she has built her new life on.
Erin Lewis is a broken young woman who is just trying to live her life. Erin hasn't had an easy life, in fact it was a destroyed, painful, horrible childhood. She leaves at the age of seventeen to start over in South Florida. She decides to go with her friends on a mini vacation before her last semester of nursing school. There she meets Trent, who helps to change her life.
Out of the blue, Emily gets news that rocks her world.
Her mother died.
And she has a little four year old sister who needs her.
The next morning she gets news that destroys her. Camilla,her best friend, dies after Emily pushes her away.
This is where everything changes.
Emily, and Shayna (her little sister) have no one else.
Will Emily be able to pick up the pieces of her life to help Shayna??
Will they be able to be a family?
What will happen between Emily and Trent??
Will this broken young woman be able to put herself back together and heal? Will her little sister? Will they have their happily ever after that they so deserve?
This story is full of love, laughs, and tears.
About Yessi Smith
I’m a Hispanic living in South Florida with my redneck husband from Texas and our “half breed” son, who is actually the reason I started writing again after years of celibacy. My son loves stories, but not the kind you can read in an existing book. No, he’d rather make up a story, complete with our own illustrations. So, thank you, Son, for igniting a flame I had let go out.
I also live with two dogs: a neurotic Border Collie we call Nitro and a midget Rottweiler named Nisa.
I have always found my sanctuary at the beach and in music and writing. I wish I could write rhymes so I could become a famous rapper, but rhyming is completely lost on me.
I have a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management and a Master’s in Human Resource Management. I have held several jobs, from picking up dog crap to upper management positions. And now I am hoping to leave the business world behind so I can live full time in a world that does not exist until I place my fingers on a keyboard and bring them to fruition.