If I Break #4 Shattered Pieces

Author: Portia Moore

Publisher: Portia Moore Books

ISBN: 1943692068

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

View: 5507

*This is book 4 in the IF I Break Series. It is strongly suggested to start at book 1 which is currently free. When you’re heartbroken, it lies beneath everything that you do. It’s in all of who you are. Foreshadows who you’ll be. It hides underneath your smile, rests between your laugh, revels in your tears and taunts your every thought. You wish it away but are too terrified to let it go…. When Cal first disappeared I swore my heart had broken, and before all of this is over I swear it will shatter into pieces.
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Shattered Pieces

Author: Portia Moore

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781546409984

Category:

Page: 366

View: 7526

This is book 4 in the IF I Break Series. It is strongly suggested to start at book 1 which is currently free. When you're heartbroken, it lies beneath everything that you do. It's in all of who you are. Foreshadows who you'll be. It hides underneath your smile, rests between your laugh, revels in your tears and taunts your every thought. You wish it away but are too terrified to let it go.... When Cal first disappeared I swore my heart had broken, and before all of this is over I swear it will shatter into pieces.
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If I Break

New Edition

Author: Portia Moore

Publisher: Portia Moore

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 301

View: 4224

First book in the If I Break Series, free. This is not your typical happily ever after... Lauren Brooks wants to do three things: Escape the small town she grew up in, get accepted to her dream school in Chicago, and graduate without drowning in debt. Now she’s working her ass off to do just that. With a full course load and a waitressing job at one of the hottest night clubs in Chicago, she does not have time for distractions;namely ones who only want to get into her pants. She’s been burned before. Only a fool goes for a second round.. With just two semesters left until graduation, everything’s on track. Until she meets Cal. Enter distraction. At six-foot-two, with ebony hair, deep grey eyes, and a smile that could only hide an agenda, she knows he’s trouble. And for the first time in her life, a little trouble might be just what she needs. No what she wants. It isn't like she’d ever marry the guy. Until she does. What she thinks will be her happily ever after, is only the beginning. Cal has a secret. One that makes loving him come with a price, and being his wife cost more than she bargained for. Romance Freebie.
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Peace from Broken Pieces

Author: Iyanla Vanzant

Publisher: Hay House, Inc

ISBN: 9781401928599

Category: Self-Help

Page: 309

View: 8291

New York Times best-selling author Iyanla Vanzant recounts the last decade of her life and the spiritual lessons learned—from the price of success during her meteoric rise as a TV celebrity on Oprah, the Iyanla TV show (produced by Barbara Walters), to the dissolution of her marriage and her daughter’s 15 months of illness and death on Christmas day. Like a phoenix rising from the ashes, Iyanla shares why everything we need to learn is reflected in our relationships and the strength and wisdom she has gained by supporting others in their journeys to make sense out of the puzzle pieces of their lives.
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The Trouble With Before

Author: Portia Moore

Publisher: Portia Moore

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

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Our history made things harder. We were associates out of convenience. We tolerated each other. I never saw her that way. She never saw me that way. She and I were never meant to be friends. You’re not supposed to fall for your best friend’s enemy, even if the enemy is YOUR ex-best friend. This isn’t the story of falling in love with your best friend. It’s about falling out of hate.
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Almost Broken

Author: Portia Moore

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781943692026

Category: Man-woman relationships

Page: 310

View: 2116

Authors Note: This is the second book in the IF I BREAK series. I would highly suggest reading the series in order. The first book in the series is currently free. Lauren Brooks fell in love with Cal Scott at twenty one, married him at twenty two and had her heart broken at twenty three when he walked out of their marriage. At twenty five, while raising their daughter on her own, Lauren is finally moving on with her life...until she learns the reason for Cal's abandonment. The walls she had carefully built around her begin to collapse. The day she meets Chris, all those feelings she thinks she has bottled up tightly come spilling out. She can't afford to give in to her heart's desire again. Love nearly broke her once, and her daughter doesn't need two broken parents. Christopher Scott is in love and newly engaged to Jenna, who saw him through an illness he didn't think he could survive. He's finally settling into the life he's always wanted, and he's making plans he only dared to dream before now. That's when a woman named Lauren arrives on his doorstep. She's intriguing, beautiful and, try as he might, he can't stay away. The closer he gets to her, the more his rock-solid plans begin to crumble. All he knows is that Lauren is the missing piece to a puzzle he must solve. For him to put all the pieces in place, he'll have to follow his heart, and that might cost him everything...
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He Lived Next Door

Author: Portia Moore

Publisher: Portia Moore

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

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There are ugly truths and pretty lies. When I lost them I chose neither. I wrapped myself in silence. My husband, my best friend, became a stranger who gave up. Then.... He moved next door, and everything changed. You think you know this story, but you don't. Be careful what you ask for because the answer may not come the way you think.
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Shattered

Struck Down, But Not Destroyed

Author: Frank Pastore

Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.

ISBN: 1589976622

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 240

View: 6397

Former major league pitcher for the Cincinnati Reds, Frank Pastore tells the story of how his baseball dreams came to an end in June 1984 when a ball crashed into his right elbow, and describes how a renewed faith in God helped him to overcome his disappointment and start a new life.
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Shattered Pieces To A Broken Heart

Author: Ebony Price

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1499053983

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 98

View: 2521

As I write this book. I have so much to write about, I just never had the time to break the dam and let the river overfl ow . . . Fearful that the initial rush may over whelm me, so much has happen over the last 12years . . . So many open wound screaming for the bandaid of expression bleeding for so many years . . . . I’m afraid . . . Afraid to revisit each wound yet knowing I must in order to soothe each one. But they really really hurts so bad, I rather just ignore them and smile . . . nobody will notice the blood, pain n tears seeping from my pores, I am a pretender,an actress. But in order to share my gift to the world for the fi rst time, I must revisit my pass and write. Because no matter how much I bury these wounds are really real. just a thought I always wonder where I would be today if I didn’t guide myself in the right direction. 1. Maybe on somebody street corner being somebody’s hoe? 2.maybe if I had to live on the streets would I be somebody’s bum? 3.maybe if I had to depend on somebody on all accounts? 4.would I have the meaning to go steal for a living? Meaning that going to the store stealing clothes or what ever it takes. out of all the four things! I think I would choose none of thee above I think what ever comes your way when you live the life experience that me and most others you learn to survive the rainy storm that comes your way, I sit back and think sometimes if not all the time why me?why did I have to be born because without life there is no sorrow. Meaning that if I wasn’t created you would feel no pain,or have to live your life of losing your queen,your soul your heart.,it just seems that the pain never goes away. I don’t care if you have open heart surgery that pain just tempoary it heels but not when you lose someone that you looked up to for love, guidence, corrections. pain, pain, pain
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What Happens After

Author: Portia Moore

Publisher: Portia Moore

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

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He was forbidden. I knew it. He was never mine to have. He belonged to someone else. His heart wasn't free to give. Still I craved him. I begged him for it. His love was addictive. Our time was never enough. He shattered my world like I’d shattered everyone else’s. It was all fun and games before. I didn't think about what would happen after.
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A Real Boy

How Autism Shattered Our Lives - and Made a Family From the Pieces

Author: Christopher Stevens,Nicola Stevens

Publisher: Michael O'Mara Books

ISBN: 1843177412

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 315

View: 4539

We feel like parents in a fairytale turned to stone by a curse and condemned to stand like statues with our hearts thudding in our chests as our son plays wild games, all alone in the palace. He sees us he knows us, he expects us always to be in our right places - but he has no idea that we are human too. David is eleven years old. He is happy, healthy and affectionate. He loves school, climbing trees and Disney songs. But he's also profoundly autistic.Imagine being, like David, unable to speak more than a few words and unable to express your most basic needs. He is oblivious to danger and blind to other people's emotions, including the pleas of his parents. He is unaware of the chaos that he creates and is completely unmoved by the heartbreak that he causes. This extraordinarily moving account describes the heartbreak, and the unexpected joy, of autism. With raw honesty, Christopher and Nicola Stevens lay bare their experiences, which are by turns harrowing, hilarious, and inspirational.Autism is often depicted as a lonely affliction but, as David's story unfolds, his parents reveal how the condition has given them an unbreakable togetherness; an insight into prejudice, as well as kindness; an understanding of life without words or language; and an intense appreciation of their children. Caring for David is an all-consuming experience...and through it they have learned, most of all, the meaning of unconditional love.
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How to Fix a Broken Heart

Author: Guy Winch

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1501120131

Category: Psychology

Page: 128

View: 4687

Imagine if we treated broken hearts with the same respect and concern we have for broken arms? Psychologist Guy Winch urges us to rethink the way we deal with emotional pain, offering warm, wise, and witty advice for the broken-hearted. Real heartbreak is unmistakable. We think of nothing else. We feel nothing else. We care about nothing else. Yet while we wouldn’t expect someone to return to daily activities immediately after suffering a broken limb, heartbroken people are expected to function normally in their lives, despite the emotional pain they feel. Now psychologist Guy Winch imagines how different things would be if we paid more attention to this unique emotion—if only we can understand how heartbreak works, we can begin to fix it. Through compelling research and new scientific studies, Winch reveals how and why heartbreak impacts our brain and our behavior in dramatic and unexpected ways, regardless of our age. Emotional pain lowers our ability to reason, to think creatively, to problem solve, and to function at our best. In How to Fix a Broken Heart he focuses on two types of emotional pain—romantic heartbreak and the heartbreak that results from the loss of a cherished pet. These experiences are both accompanied by severe grief responses, yet they are not deemed as important as, for example, a formal divorce or the loss of a close relative. As a result, we are often deprived of the recognition, support, and compassion afforded to those whose heartbreak is considered more significant. Our heart might be broken, but we do not have to break with it. Winch reveals that recovering from heartbreak always starts with a decision, a determination to move on when our mind is fighting to keep us stuck. We can take control of our lives and our minds and put ourselves on the path to healing. Winch offers a toolkit on how to handle and cope with a broken heart and how to, eventually, move on.
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Shattered Pieces

Author: Doris H. Dancy

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

ISBN: 9781503011205

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 2177

Playing recklessly with love is a dangerous game. Most people who have known Zackary Tyler Belford for any length of time see nothing more for him than a path leading to destruction. Not even his handsome face, a Harvard Law degree, or limitless wealth can bypass the shattered heart and broken soul of the man-child still held captive by the abuse, accusations, and mistreatment he experienced as a child. Breaking hearts and taking numbers is his MO... a dangerous game of cat and mouse that could very well be his demise. As his life spirals out of control, Zack desperately seeks something to grab... to cling to... as he struggles hopelessly to avoid an inevitable fall... but will he find what he needs in time?
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In Pieces

Author: Sally Field

Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

ISBN: 1538763044

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 416

View: 6441

In this intimate, haunting literary memoir, an American icon tells her story for the first time, and in her own gorgeous words--about a challenging and lonely childhood, the craft that helped her find her voice, and a powerful emotional legacy that shaped her journey as a daughter and a mother. One of the most celebrated, beloved, and enduring actors of our time, Sally Field has an infectious charm that has captivated the nation for more than five decades, beginning with her first TV role at the age of seventeen. From Gidget's sweet-faced "girl next door" to the dazzling complexity of Sybil to the Academy Award-worthy ferocity and depth of Norma Rae and Mary Todd Lincoln, Field has stunned audiences time and time again with her artistic range and emotional acuity. Yet there is one character who always remained hidden: the shy and anxious little girl within. With raw honesty and the fresh, pitch-perfect prose of a natural-born writer, and with all the humility and authenticity her fans have come to expect, Field brings readers behind-the-scenes for not only the highs and lows of her star-studded early career in Hollywood, but deep into the truth of her lifelong relationships--including her complicated love for her own mother. Powerful and unforgettable, In Pieces is an inspiring and important account of life as a woman in the second half of the twentieth century.
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Shattered Dreams, Broken Pieces

Author: Donna R. Walton

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781533595157

Category:

Page: 310

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From the time she was a little girl, Donna Walton dreamed of becoming a star. But in 1976, at the age of eighteen, her life took a tragic turn. Diagnosed with a dangerous form of bone cancer, the bright young woman found herself facing the loss of her leg in order to save her life. From there, her spirit was broken, and only shattered dreams remained-until she began the long journey of putting the pieces together once again. An eye-opening tale of reinvention, Shattered Dreams, Broken Pieces is the story of the decades Walton spent working to rebuild her world and discovering new confidence and a fresh sense of purpose along the way. Through disasters, setbacks, trials, and tribulations, the author continues to prove that no crisis is too large to recover from-and offers readers valuable insight for overcoming obstacles of all types. Whether you've facing disease, disability, job loss, or divorce, the message of this inspirational memoir is clear: if life steals your dreams away, be sure to steal them back, and the result may end up better than you ever imagined.
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The Book Thief

Author: Markus Zusak

Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 9780307433848

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 592

View: 8292

DON’T MISS BRIDGE OF CLAY, MARKUS ZUSAK’S FIRST NOVEL SINCE THE BOOK THIEF. The extraordinary #1 New York Times bestseller that is now a major motion picture, Markus Zusak's unforgettable story is about the ability of books to feed the soul. When Death has a story to tell, you listen. It is 1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier, and will become busier still. Liesel Meminger is a foster girl living outside of Munich, who scratches out a meager existence for herself by stealing when she encounters something she can’t resist–books. With the help of her accordion-playing foster father, she learns to read and shares her stolen books with her neighbors during bombing raids as well as with the Jewish man hidden in her basement. In superbly crafted writing that burns with intensity, award-winning author Markus Zusak, author of I Am the Messenger, has given us one of the most enduring stories of our time. “The kind of book that can be life-changing.” —The New York Times “Deserves a place on the same shelf with The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank.” —USA Today
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Open City

A Novel

Author: Teju Cole

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0679604499

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

View: 8430

A New York Times Notable Book • One of the ten top novels of the year —Time and NPR NAMED A BEST BOOK ON MORE THAN TWENTY END-OF-THE-YEAR LISTS, INCLUDING The New Yorker • The Atlantic • The Economist • Newsweek/The Daily Beast • The New Republic • New York Daily News • Los Angeles Times • The Boston Globe • The Seattle Times • Minneapolis Star Tribune • GQ • Salon • Slate • New York magazine • The Week • The Kansas City Star • Kirkus Reviews A haunting novel about identity, dislocation, and history, Teju Cole’s Open City is a profound work by an important new author who has much to say about our country and our world. Along the streets of Manhattan, a young Nigerian doctor named Julius wanders, reflecting on his relationships, his recent breakup with his girlfriend, his present, his past. He encounters people from different cultures and classes who will provide insight on his journey—which takes him to Brussels, to the Nigeria of his youth, and into the most unrecognizable facets of his own soul. “[A] prismatic debut . . . beautiful, subtle, [and] original.”—The New Yorker “A psychological hand grenade.”—The Atlantic “Magnificent . . . a remarkably resonant feat of prose.”—The Seattle Times “A precise and poetic meditation on love, race, identity, friendship, memory, [and] dislocation.”—The Economist
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Handle with Care

A Novel

Author: Jodi Picoult

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743296419

Category: Fiction

Page: 477

View: 2583

Struggling to care for their daughter Willow, who was born with brittle bone disease, Charlotte and Sean O'Keefe add additional strain to their overburdened family life when they file a lawsuit against Charlotte's obstetrician.
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The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane

Author: Kate DiCamillo,Bagram Ibatoulline

Publisher: Candlewick Press

ISBN: 076364367X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 210

View: 5185

Edward Tulane, a cold-hearted and proud toy rabbit, loves only himself until he is separated from the little girl who adores him and travels across the country, acquiring new owners and listening to their hopes, dreams, and histories. Jr Lib Guild. Teacher's Guide available. Reprint.
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Broken Fathers/broken Sons

A Psychoanalyst Remembers

Author: Gerald J. Gargiulo

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9042023449

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 150

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This memoir is a story of loss and gain, of alienation and reconciliation, and of how such experiences go into the making of a psychoanalyst. In sharing his own very troubled family history, his decade as a Carmelite monk, his marriage and career as a psychoanalyst, Gargiulo shows how the diverse pieces of one's life can fit together into something that is meaningful and real. This is one person's life - but it relates to us all. ?We are bound together, each of us,? the author writes, ?in our living, our troubles and our joys. As we hear another's story, we are, simultaneously, writing our own autobiography.'?Broken Fathers/Broken Sons is a rare combination of memoir and musing. Playful and wise, it is an ode to what is broken inside all of us, as well as to what seeks healing....it allows us to put back together both questions and quests, as we journey out of a decade of looking for a better father in God in a Carmelite monastery, into psychoanalytic practice. Out of one man's coming to terms with the damage of a painful father/son relationship, comes a poignant and fierce cry against inequality, be it between parent and child, or analyst and patient.'Erika Duncan, NovelistFounder of Herstory Writers Workshop?In this intensely personal and humane memoir Dr. Gargiulo plumbs the depths of relationships between a father and a son. Not since Turgenev's ?Fathers and Sons? have these issues been so keenly examined and so directly held up to scrutiny. The precepts of psychoanalytic thought brought forward by Gargiulo speak to everyman in this book that merits a place on one's bookshelf next to the work of the great Russian novelist.'Norman Itzkowitz, Professor Emeritus, Princeton University
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