Bewilderments of the Eyes
Publication date: Summer 2016
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult
The climb from the shadows of her cave into the bewildering sunlight is not an easy one, but Quinn can’t afford not to try.
When her best friend insists on a spontaneous summer road trip, twenty-year-old Quinn Aldredge finds herself on a desperate and daring mission to reclaim the version of herself that was swallowed by her crippling depression.
Not entirely sure if it’s even possible to bounce back from something as bone-deep as depression, she abandons the numbing life she had established in her hometown and dives head-first into an attempt to break free of the confines from her own mind. If she wants to succeed, Quinn will have to learn a valuable lesson: sometimes the right path isn’t the safest one.
As her eyes adjust to the light of the living, she finds friendship, freedom, and romance waiting for her under the sun.
Quinn wants nothing more than to uncover The Old Quinn, the one who smiled and socialized and actually participated in her own life without the whisperings of mental illness in her ear. But what she finds instead turns out to be so much better.
Quinn’s story is one that captures the hope that there is a purpose to getting out of bed every morning, without denying that it will be difficult.
Storyteller, bird lady, lover of sitcoms and collector of books. Shopaholic, makeup addict, 81 bottles of nail polish and counting. I like my coffee to taste like dessert. I could spend hours talking about The Great Gatsby. I do some of my best brainstorming while doing the dishes and I don’t believe in naps, though I do fall victim to them from time to time.