IT WASN’T SUPPOSED to end up like this. But it did.
When Theresa brings James to a party as her date, it’s just for the night . . . and he knows that. But when everything goes horribly wrong, James drives his motorcycle off a cliff—and Theresa knows she’s responsible for his death.
Theresa tries to run away from the pain, becoming a new young woman with a whole new life. She meets people, of course, but she never really makes connections—she’s too scared she’ll hurt them, too. But what Theresa discovers is that you can try to run away from the pain—but you can never really run away from yourself. The only way out is through.
This compelling tale of love and loss is about broken hearts—and how to begin to repair your own.
About the Author
Born in Buffalo, New York, Catherine Ryan Hyde moved to New York City shortly after graduating from high school. With a plan to do something other than writing, something that might provide a steadier paycheck, Hyde worked as a baker, a pastry chef, an auto mechanic, a dog trainer, and a tour guide. Hyde moved to a small town on California s Central Coast in the mid-1980 s. Realizing she needed to write, and after coming to terms with alcohol and drug addiction, she hunkered down. She s been clean and sober for over twenty-five years now, and is the author of twenty-three novels and numerous short stories, which have won literary accolades throughout the world. Hyde s bestselling novel Pay it Forward was adapted into a major motion picture, and translated into twenty-three languages for distribution in over thirty countries. When not writing, Hyde hikes, kayaks, and visits national parks. The research for Take Me With You was all done from her own little twenty-two-foot motorhome.