Women’s fiction writer, Jennifer Sivec, has always found an escape in books and beautiful stories. In writing, she has discovered refuge and sanctity her entire life, which quiets the chaos while giving her perspective and peace of mind. She finds inspiration in the balance of beauty and tragedy, which is something she has experienced personally.
Jennifer was born in Seoul, Korea and then abandoned at a very young age. At the age of three, she was adopted and has lived in Ohio for most of her life. She is married to her best friend, Jeff, and together they share two incredible, funny boys.
Jennifer is the author of The Eva Series and the standalone novel, I Run to You. Leaving Eva is her first complete work and was originally released in April of 2013. Losing Eva is the sequel and continuation of Eva's heartbreakingly beautiful story. The Eva series is an intense journey into abandonment, abuse, alcoholism, and cutting, with numerous twists and turns that will keep the reader holding their breath until the very end.
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When I wrote this passage I thought about how strong our memories can hold onto us, no matter how hard we try and shake them loose.
Even two decades later, Brynn cannot let go of the horror of the abuse she suffered as a child. Memories, especially bad ones, can stay with us for an entire lifetime, which Brynn experiences in this chapter.
I try and release myself from the memory but my mind won’t let go. I think desperately about the only person who can save me at a time like this and I invoke the vision of my little Eva with her long dark hair and big blue eyes. I know that Eva can save me from the misery of the past that I have tried to let go of for many years without success. Even though I tried to hide from him, somehow Thomas always seems to seek me out, no matter how well I hide from him. It’s as though he knows that I am helpless against him.