"What We Leave Behind is a first novel I highly recommend. This is honest, powerful writing at its best, targeted especially at any woman who has ever wondered what might have been."
Worth Getting in Bed For? Yes. The story is riveting... Weinstein tackles an important subject with the focus on depression and mental illness. The attention paid to the manifestation and treatment was thorough and heartbreaking. The characters all suffer from being human and at times may have done something unlikable, but Weinstein still manages to make them relatable and therefore forgivable.
Weinstein is able to write about the complexity of mental illness with such a delicate hand that your heart filled with compassion for the family as a whole...gripping with fierce emotions, you will find it is the realistic aspect of humanity within a broken family that makes Where We Fall a novel that you will love to hate, and hate to love. Either way, it deserves to be read.
Beautiful and poetic… If you're a sucker for true love, with all its ups and downs, then you'll enjoy this novel…
In Where We Fall we see the consequences and effects of choices made and not made. Weinstein’s beautifully relatable metaphors of waterfalls, important life decisions, and depictions of the price we pay for love are just a few of the topics in this wise and insightful read.
I give WHERE WE FALL a 4.5 out of 5. Emotional, heartfelt, and beautifully written with great outdoorsy scenery, this contemporary women’s fiction piece hit all the right notes with a story of first loves, first hurts, betrayal, and hope of redemption.
What We Leave Behind is a compelling voice for women who struggle with secrets from their past.
Each word of What We Leave Behind invokes raw emotion as we are brought deeper into the soul of a woman that can be any of us. This moving story will echo strongly with any woman who has had to face love and loss, life and death, and everything in between
A genre of what I’d call ‘chick lit but not’, because this had so much depth and heart. Filled with heartache, first loves, lost loves, motherhood, marriage, pining, obligations and wonder; this book offered something for all women who enjoy a good read with a heaping dose of romance. Weinstein has a knack for creating realistic scenes, likeable characters, good plot twists and a nicely drawn out ending. Four Stars.
From the moment I turned the page, I was immediately drawn into Jessie’s world. The story was intricately woven with the lives of Jessie, Jonas and Marty. What We Leave Behind is a simple yet such a poignant tale of life, love, the choices we make and the result of those choices.