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Author Lee Woodruff has just released her first novel, “Those We Love Most.” The gripping story will have you fighting back the tears—and also asking how you’d handle one of life’s most unthinkable situations.
Here’s the scenario: Life is good for Maura Corrigan. Married to her college sweetheart, Pete, raising three young kids with her parents nearby in her peaceful Chicago suburb, her world is secure. Then one day, in a single turn of fate, that entire world comes crashing down, and everything she thought she knew changes.
Walking beside her 9-year-old son, James, as he rides his bike to school, he darts into the street and is hit by Alex, a 17-year-old neighbor. What unfolds in the wake of the accident is an intricate web of relationships, secrets, and betrayals that ultimately create a story of resilience.
“Maura must learn to move forward with the weight of grief and the crushing guilt of an unforgivable secret,” explains Woodruff. “In it, Pete senses the gap growing between him and his wife, but finds it easier to escape to the bar with his friends than face the flaws in his marriage.
How would you handle the stress of the situation?
That’s just one of the questions we asked this bestselling author in our podcast interview. You’ll also learn:
- After penning two bestselling nonfiction books — “Perfectly Imperfect,” and “In An Instant” — Woodruff tells us what inspired her to write a novel.
- Her life changed in an instant when her husband, ABC News Anchor Bob Woodruff, was nearly killed while on assignment in Iraq. She explains how her experience dovetails with the characters in the book.
- Resilience is clearly one of the most important strength we possess as humans. Woodruff shares how she got through life-altering experiences—and offers advice for others.
- What she learned about yourself — and her kids, and husband — in terms of how they got through what happened to Bob.
- What’s next for Lee Woodruff?
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