Nikki and Will fell in love a lifetime ago in Deltaville, Virginia. Now living in Colorado with her family, Nikki is invited to attend Will’s wedding back in Virginia where she finds her past staring her in the face. Will never wanted a wife, and he broke Nikki’s heart long ago. Nikki knew what she wanted: a strong, happy marriage and children, a future. She found those things when she married Chris, and she and Will managed to grow their friendship after heartbreak. A year after the wedding, Nikki is faced with her painful past again. She soon discovers she must find the strength to help Will on his own personal journey. In thirty-four seconds, she sees him slip from her life forever. Watching Will cross over to his fate, her past collides with her present, and Nikki learns she’s never been in control of her own destiny. Her own journey back to her family in Colorado becomes one of self-discovery. With the help of Will’s voice to carry her across the country, Nikki must decide how she will move forward.
A note from Stella:
34 Seconds was originally published in 2015 but brought back to life in 2018 after managing huge life changes and getting back on my feet. Life sometimes sucks the wind out of you, but when it happens, get back up, dust yourself off, and go live again! I had planned on publishing a book each year starting with 34 Seconds. After 2016, I had to pause in publishing. I didn’t expect I’d be gone for almost two years, but here I am mid-2018 re-releasing 34 Seconds with a new cover and preparing other releases to follow. I’m the same person I’ve always been, but in these two years, I’ve grown tremendously and appreciate the humility of life even more than before. Peace and great reads!