WHEN WE FALL

Emily Liebert

Ready for a fresh start, Allison Parker moves back to her hometown in the suburbs of New York. While she’d once savored the dynamic pace of city life, sadly, it lost its allure after her husband’s untimely death. Now, ready to focus on her art career accompanied by her ten-year-old son, Logan, Allison doesn’t anticipate that her past will resurface. When the wife of her husband’s best friend from summer camp takes her under her wing, things begin to spin out of control.

At one time, Charlotte Crane thought she had it all—a devoted husband, a beautiful little girl,

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Ready for a fresh start, Allison Parker moves back to her hometown in the suburbs of New York. While she’d once savored the dynamic pace of city life, sadly, it lost its allure after her husband’s untimely death. Now, ready to focus on her art career accompanied by her ten-year-old son, Logan, Allison doesn’t anticipate that her past will resurface. When the wife of her husband’s best friend from summer camp takes her under her wing, things begin to spin out of control.

At one time, Charlotte Crane thought she had it all—a devoted husband, a beautiful little girl, and enough financial security to never have to worry. But behind her “perfect” facade lie a strained marriage and a fractured relationship with her sister. When “new girl” Allison arrives in Wincourt, Charlotte welcomes the chance to build a friendship. Before long, Charlotte begins to see her life through Allison’s eyes, and the cracks in her seemingly flawless existence become impossible to ignore.

As Allison heals from the loss of her husband—even wondering if she might be ready to date again—Charlotte feels more distant from her loved ones than ever before. The emerging friendship between the two women appears to be just the antidote both of them so desperately need…until everything falls apart.

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  • NAL
  • Paperback
  • September 2014
  • 320 Pages
  • 9780451419453

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About Emily Liebert

Emily Liebert is the author of the nonfiction book Facebook Fairytales and the novel You Knew Me When.

Discussion Questions

Who do you relate to most: Allison, Charlotte, or Elizabeth? Why?

Why do you think Allison and Charlotte are drawn to each other at first—what characteristics make them similar/different?

What are your thoughts on Allison and Charlotte’s different parenting styles?

Do you think Allison and Charlie’s friendship is inappropriate? Can men and women really be friends without romance getting in the way?

Do you think Charlie had real romantic feelings for Allison?

What is your impression of the sibling relationship between Charlotte and Elizabeth? Whose side are you on?

Did you find yourself disliking any of the characters along the way?

Do you fault Charlie for holding on to the secret about Jack for so long?

Were you rooting for Allison and Dempsey? Charlotte and Charlie? Allison and Charlie?

Do you think friendships such Allison and Charlotte’s can really be patched up after such a major falling-out?

Is there a real-life Sabrina you know?

What do you predict will happen with Allison, Dempsey, Charlotte, Charlie, and Elizabeth? Sabrina? What would you like to see happen?