Sara Dunkin's life was perfect until that fateful day when she walked in on her husband's secret addiction. The lies begin to unravel, and she wonders if her marriage is even worth saving. Thrown into the world of pornography, therapy, and support groups, Sara must find a way to forgive before she drowns in betrayal and despair. Never having religion in her life before, she finds hope in the most unlikely places. With the help of a mysterious friend, Sara just might be able to piece back together the life, and the love, she and her husband once shared.
Jess lost her family when the plagues came, but gained a new one when she married Ian. Pregnant with another man’s baby, Jess and her new family travel through the vast labyrinth of cemeteries searching for the Promised Land. Surrounded by the unknown will they get there before the baby arrives?
Sometimes, letting someone into your heart is the bravest risk to take. Claire Nixon is a twenty-year-old college dropout with a secret she’ll never tell. Then she meets sexy Adam Parker. Claire knows the flirting is harmless, but guys like Adam mean trouble. Then a seemingly innocent comment spurs a bet between them: if Adam can get Claire to reveal the secret that made her leave her college and her life behind, she has to re-enroll. Claire’s sure she can win. She's perfected the art of forgetting her past. But she isn't prepared for Adam's relentless pursuit, and she's definitely not prepared when her first love, rock-star Chris Knight – and her heartbreaking secret – comes banging down her door... You can also read books two and three in the Shattered Heart series – Pieces of You and Bring Me Home. New Adult Contemporary Romance: Due to strong language, drug reference, and sexual content, this book is not intended for readers under the age of 18.
Sometimes, letting someone go is the ultimate act of love. Claire has a past full of secrets and heartbreak. Rescued from the edge years ago by Chris, her first love, she put her fears aside and forced him to leave town to pursue his music dreams. They had no idea it would be the biggest mistake of their lives. After a year apart and thousands of miles between them, sexy Adam Parker burst into Claire’s life with his awful jokes and profound patience and gradually fixed her shattered heart. Things haven’t been easy, but they might just have a future together. But now Chris has returned and he is willing and determined to make Claire’s dreams come true – the same way she did when she let him go. With Adam’s former girlfriend in the picture, Claire finds herself torn. Both men own a piece of her heart, and one of them will get hurt no matter what she decides... New Adult Contemporary Romance: Due to strong language, drug reference, and sexual content, this book is not intended for readers under the age of 18.
"Only the living are so persistent. The dead seem to understand that time is no longer an issue for them." In Shattered Hearts Brita Madison's newfound courage is pushed to the limits. A ghost boy she encounters in Phoenix while at a gathering of her new writing clients, who all possess and write about paranormal abilities, ignites an adventure that drags everyone in her world into the dark underbelly of a pedophile ring. Trying to rescue the children puts all of them in the cross-hairs, including her boyfriend Sam and her unofficial partner, James Weston. Many hearts will be shattered before this case is put to rest. Book 2
The powerful tale of three very different Atlanta families whose lives intersect and collide in violent and unexpected ways. The intertwining of these very diverse lives is an emotional drama with surprise twists that ultimately renews a reader's faith in the human condition.
Freedom Vengeance and Liberty Abuse are the Victorious sisters. They are two half-sisters forced to grow up in foster care. Confronted by decisions made prior to their birth the sisters are born into challenging lifestyles. Their environment and personal choices add to the turmoil and mishap they learn to call life. Shattered Hearts Restored Lives provide the reader with a simultaneous narrative of the intricate and integral backstory of both blood lines. The reader is simultaneously given insight to biological and spiritual DNA of the Victorious sisters. Hearts are shattered through acts of racism, murder, hatred, rape, rejection, pride, greed, lust and a barrage of diagnosis from the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. Sexual perversion and distorted relationships are introduced to both blood lines through the act of rape. Spiritual warfare is waged against these two unsuspecting warriors as they battled iniquities of the past combined with their own personal transgressions. The Victorious sisters experience life like paupers with a precious jewel hidden in their robe. Flowing through their maternal and parental bloodlines are great grandparents with a powerful legacy of blessings. A foundation of prayer and right relationship with God was firmly established for generations to come. The author puts a spin on the concept of emotions, behaviors and clinical labels by personifying with the use of capitalization and italicized bold words. The identifying fonts aid the reader in distinguishing the characters from the personified attributes. Our Heroines are the fourth generation. Lawlessness, Perversion, Infirmity and Rebellion take root as Freedom encounters sexual abuse, eating disorder, foster care, homosexuality and gang association. Through her journeys she experienced numerous emotional and behavioral labels. Liberty is raised by Anointed Believer until Death intervenes opening the door for Rage, Anger Distortion. Confusion enters when Liberty is placed in the foster home of Tolerance and Acceptance Compelled. They are the sibling children of Pastor Addiction and First Lady Gossip. Tolerance's appetite for horror opens spiritual doors. Liberty develops a love for the dark side and begins to explore the occult. No prayer goes unanswered. Strategically placed in the midst of their battle are Redeemed, Purchased, Faith, Wisdom, Bride and Elijah. Hearts that were once shattered become restored. The two sisters are reunited and on fire for the Lord. Freedom and Liberty learn the true meaning of unconditional love. They learn they can do all things with Christ who strengthens them. Shattered Hearts Restored Lives is a book for anyone who has had to overcome abuse, guilt, grief, behavioral labels and dysfunction. The most important things are not what happened to you in life. What really matters is how you choose to deal with the things that happen. The Victorious sisters choose Jesus. They learn to love themselves and others. What was once their misery becomes their ministry. These two girls are free at last. Born into bondage they have walked perilous roads and emerged victorious. They know what it is to have their hearts shattered and their lives restored. Their mission is to help others traveling a perilous road. The Victorious sisters bring the message of restoration through Christ redeeming power.
Five years after running away from the man she loved, Peyton Montgomery is coming home. With nowhere to live, no money in the bank, and still stinging from being served her divorce papers, Peyton is returning to help her mother care for her father after a heart attack. Being back means eventually she'll run into the man that broke her heart and ruined her for anyone else. When they do cross paths, Peyton soon discovers she wasn't the only one that lost so much after she left. Because of one drunken mistake, Jackson Holt lost the woman he loved. Now he has a second chance at mending the relationship he once had with Peyton, but he has a confession he needs to get off his chest before they both can move forward and claim the life and the love they lost the night Peyton left.
When Cynthia Donnelly lays eyes on her high school crush at her brother’s wedding rehearsal, she regrets her self-imposed, one-year moratorium on dating. If possible, he’s even hotter now than when they were teens. But sex isn’t the same as dating, right? Back in school, Shane Conlon made a point to ignore his best friend’s cute, sassy little sister. Now that she’s grown into an incredibly sexy woman full of Irish spunk, resisting her is out of the question. Besides, in his book, all “hands-off” rules have expired. One night should have been enough to sate their desires, but now they’re both rethinking everything. And when Cyn’s ex shows up, it’s up to Shane to pick up the pieces. Contains the following possible trigger: physical assault (not for titillation). Each book in The Donnellys series is a standalone story that can be enjoyed in any order. Series order: Book #1: Unworthy Heart Book #2: Defensive Heart Book #3: Shattered Heart
It was almost midnight when Rose Monreal received the dreaded phone call informing her that her only child Steven was killed in a car accident. For the next several years, Rose entered a period in her life that drove her to the edge of insanity. How does one cope with the loss of a child? The Shattered Heart A Mother's Infinite Love tells the deeply moving true story of unimaginable pain. It is a story that begins in the darkest moments of grief and feelings of guilt, a story that captures the daily struggle of living life without her child and her own desire to "end it all." Finally, it is a story of the healing power of faith that transformed Rose to be able to accept and live another day. The Shattered Heart A Mothers Infinite Love is filled with original poems, songs, and art. It is an inspiring story that captures the extraordinary power of God who gives us the solace and the courage to face the darkest chapters of our lives.
I was a wife. I was a mother. Now... I'm a Madam. I had a loving family. A husband and son who I adored until they were tragically ripped from me. Something inside me died the same time they did. My heart stopped beating. I had to become stronger, tougher. I had to close down my emotions and become someone entirely different to who I was before. I became the Violet Widow. Now, I run a high-class escort and sex worker agency. To my staff, I'm known only as Boss. No one knows my past, and I don't have a future. That was until he walked into my life. I'm Hudson Stone. Meeting someone like her was never part of my life plan. My life is my work and I put everything I have into my career choice. I'm strong willed, passionate and loyal, but cross me or the ones I love and you will pay. Vengeance is in my blood and I'm out to seek it. Until she stepped into my world--beautiful, sassy and confident, she had the power to destroy me. Will their paths collide or will their secrets explode, leaving their hearts shattered and lives in tatters. *** PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED AS THE VIOLET WIDOW ***
Der Rockstar Mackenna Jones hat Pandora einst das Herz gebrochen, und sie ist entschlossen, sich zu rächen. Mit ihrer besten Freundin Melanie will sie ihn bei einem Konzert auf der Bühne bloßstellen. Doch dann wird sie von Security-Männern festgenommen und zu Mackenna gebracht. Dieser verspricht, sie nicht anzuzeigen, wenn sie ihn dafür auf seiner Tour begleitet. Es dauert nicht lange, und die Leidenschaft zwischen Pandora und Mackenna lodert erneut auf. Aber Pandora hütet ein dunkles Geheimnis.
In a work of remarkable clarity and wisdom, Rabbi Wolpe confronts a central dilemma of modern Judaism, combining his deep knowledge of ancient tradition with modern sensibilities to show contemporary Jews that God still speaks to them--to their daily struggles, angers, fears, and needs, offering comfort and inspiration.
Wer wohnt schon gern in seinem Auto? Zumal, wenn marodierende Banden die Stadt beherrschen? Stan und Charmaine, ein nettes, normales Paar, durch die Wirtschaftskrise in Not geraten, werden immer verzweifelter. Eine Anzeige verspricht Rettung: das Positron Project, ein »soziales Experiment«, verspricht ein Leben in Sicherheit und geregelten Verhältnissen. Hastig unterschreiben sie, obwohl die Bedingungen eigenwillig sind - alle Bewohner der streng abgeschiedenen Stadt Consilience wechseln im Monatsturnus zwischen dem Status eines Gefangenen und dem eines Freien. Zunächst läuft alles bestens - auch wenn Charmaine und Stan, ohne dass der jeweils andere davon weiß, eine sexuelle Obsession für ihre Hauspartner entwickeln - also jene Leute, die ihr schmuckes Heim bewohnen, wenn sie selbst ihren Gefängnismonat absolvieren. Doch dann finden sich Charmaine und Stan durch einen »Buchungsfehler« in verschiedenen Zyklen wieder, und bald ist viel mehr gefährdet als nur ihre Ehe ...