Jordan E. Rosenfeld is an author, writing coach, editor and freelance journalist. She earned her MFA from the Bennington Writing Seminars and is the author of the writing guides, Make A Scene: Crafting a Powerful Story One Scene at a Time (Writer's Digest Books) and Write Free: Attracting the Creative Life with Rebecca Lawton (BeijaFlor Books). She has three more forthcoming books: The Art of Lying & Stealing (SheBooks); A Writer's Guide to Persistence, and with Martha Alderson, Deep Scenes, from Writer's Digest Books, 2015. Jordan's essays and articles have appeared in such publications as AlterNet.org, Publisher's Weekly, The San Francisco Chronicle, The St. Petersburg Times, The Writer and Writer's Digest magazine. Her book commentaries have appeared on The California Report, a news-magazine produced by NPR-affiliate KQED radio. She lives in Northern California with her superhero-obsessed son and psychologist husband. She is co-founder of www.indie-visible.com. Her personal website is: www.jordanrosenfeld.net.
Forged in Graceby Jordan E Rosenfeld
At age 15, a horrific fire left Grace Jensen scarred and highly sensitive to the pain of anyone she touches. Thirteen years later, living with her hoarder mother and half-in-love with her former doctor, her long-absent best friend, Marly Kennet, returns to town and convinces Grace to make a leap-of-faith trip to Las Vegas. There, Grace discovers she doesn't only feel others' pain, she can heal it. This healing gift soon turns darker when the truth of Marly's past and the fire that scarred Grace is revealed, pushing the boundaries of loyalty and exposing both women to danger.
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I listened to the audiobook of this story and I really enjoyed it. Ms. Rosenfeld’s writing is so poetic and her descriptions transport you into the lives of Marly and Grace as if you were there with them. The hardships these two go through in a span of a lifetime, was tragic and yet, it was destiny. Grace and Marly were best friends, but a horrible accident at the age of fifteen scars Grace for life and she hasn’t seen her friend since that fateful day. Years later, Marly’s grandmother dies and it brings these two together once more. Both are scarred in irreparable ways from that fateful day. Grace takes this chance to move away from Northern California where she lived with her hoarder mother, to move in with Marlie in Las Vegas once she discovers that, by accident, she can heal people. But why can’t she heal herself? The road is rough with Marly, whose secrets run deep and burn like fire as wounds reopen and heal while they journey to find themselves again. The audiobook was fantastic. Narrated by Amanda Deibert, her voice was almost hypnotic and made the story turn vividly real for me. I enjoyed the hours of listening to her voice as she spoke Rosenfeld’s lyrical words and brought the emotional turmoil suffered by the two main characters to life as they fought to find redemption in the depths of their broken hearts. Loved it.
SOUL STIRRING. This book has it all: a main character that drew me in and captured by empathy, a complex supporting cast, intriguing plot, interesting settings, mystery, romance, a touch of magic, and jaw-dropping revelations. The voice is suburb and I connected with Grace from the first page all the way through. The interplay between Grace and her hoarder mother is gripping, but even more intense is the sizzling dynamic between her and her childhood friend, Marly. Every page burns with tension, and I simply couldn't put this book down until I finished it.