Leaving her abusive husband behind, Michelle Jansen uproots her family, settles in Amarillo, Texas, and begins to search for the confidence and courage that she lost over the course of her thirteen year marriage. Finding strength and support in the music she loves, the music of the Beatles, she also starts to fall in love with a man who has no interest in controlling her, a man who is content to love her for who she is, not for what he would like her to be.
But Michelle doesn’t realize that her ex-husband is willing to do whatever he has to do to destroy her new life. When she’s betrayed by her very own son, one man will nearly lose his life, another will lose his freedom, and this already fractured family will be damaged in an almost unimaginable way. Will they ever find forgiveness in the midst of so much guilt and sorrow? Or will love give them the strength that they need to let it be?
With chapters tied to eight songs from Let It Be, the last album the Beatles released.
Chad Gayle has written for literary journals, trade publications, and newspapers, and he taught English at several colleges and at Texas A&M University, where he earned his Masters. He lives in Brooklyn, New York, with his wife and his two children; Let It Be is his first novel.