From My Soul to Yours [NOOK Book]

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A much-anticipated sequel that is a steamy, page-turning story of friendship, drama, and love tossed about in the storms of life.

Readers are brought back into the lives of friends and lovers Indera, Britton, Damascus, and Chyna, all who continue to struggle with their desires and demons in life. As their lives intertwine with others, delicious and dirty secrets start to ...
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Overview

A much-anticipated sequel that is a steamy, page-turning story of friendship, drama, and love tossed about in the storms of life.

Readers are brought back into the lives of friends and lovers Indera, Britton, Damascus, and Chyna, all who continue to struggle with their desires and demons in life. As their lives intertwine with others, delicious and dirty secrets start to overflow, threatening the orderly world they've worked to create for themselves.

Indera is learning that some matters of the heart are beyond her control, and that, rather than clinging to revenge, her path to freedom is found in forgiveness. Damascus believes he's found his soulmate in Indera, but wonders if her crazy antics will send him running. Britton is recovering from yet another failed relationship and learns the disturbing truth about the mother of his twin boys. And Chyna and Sarina, mother and daughter, come to odds as Chyna must separate from her daughter or risk losing herself to Sarina's increasingly unstable world of paranoia. Lastly is Celeste, a woman with a mysterious past who tries to manipulate events among the many friends, only to get entangled in her own trap.

With volatile emotion brewing in everyone's hearts and explosive decisions being forced in every moment, From My Soul to Yours is an engrossing tale of the shelters people seek during troubled times -- sure to delight, entertain, and enlighten Dywane D. Birch's fans.
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Four long-time friends who triumphed over childhood abuse face new challenges in this sequel to Shattered Souls (2007, etc.). Pals since college, Indera, Britton, Damascus and Chyna may have all confronted the demons that made their early years a living hell, but some negative effects linger, threatening their happiness. Basking in the phenomenal success of her popular "Weaves & Wonders" salons, sassy entrepreneur Indera can also boast of being lucky in love, having finally married stripper-turned-bestselling-author Damascus. But the edgy diva struggles with unresolved feelings for the father who left her with a sadistic stepmother. Indy got back at hated Grace 13 years ago, when she hired someone to chop off her stepmother's arms (yes, that's right), but she finally sees a chance at real closure when her father calls to say Grace is dead. Laid-back Damascus wants nothing more than to start a family, but he finds Indy difficult, irrational and even a little scary. He also doesn't understand why she's not pregnant yet: It's not like they haven't been trying-a lot. Meanwhile, Britton's dysfunctional relationship with Lina, mother of his young twin sons Amar and Amir, ruptures for good after she accepts a role in an adult film. He moves back to the East Coast from L.A. with the kids and finds his life taking a turn for the better, until a mysterious woman from his past returns. Ladylike Chyna's 20-year-old daughter Sarina has gone missing in New York. Sarina suffers from schizophrenia, and her lengthy off-her-meds ramblings and hypersexual behavior are compellingly cringeworthy. Chyna is ultimately forced to make a harrowing choice to save her daughter at the expense of her friendship withIndy. Forensic counselor Birch, who works with incarcerated teens, shows a real understanding of how mental illness and abuse can damage lives, even though he lets too much therapy-speak intrude on the narrative. Sordid and sexy, but also overlong, with a plot that's often ludicrous. Agent: Sara Camilli/Sara Camilli Agency
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781416552888
  • Publisher: Strebor Books
  • Publication date: 11/6/2007
  • Sold by: SIMON & SCHUSTER
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 560
  • Sales rank: 354,105
  • File size: 574 KB

Meet the Author

Dywane D. Birch is the author of Shattered Souls and From My Soul to Yours. He has a master's degree in psychology and is a clinically certified forensic counselor.
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  • Posted July 1, 2009

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    TYING UP LOOSE ENDS

    INDY, INDY, INDY. WHAT MORE DO I HAVE TO SAY? IF YOU READ SHATTERED SOULS, AND NOW, FROM MY SOUL TO YOURS YOU KNOW WHAT I AM TALKING ABOUT. I COULD NOT GET ENOUGH OF THIS BOOK. IF I HAD TO CHOOSE, I THINK THIS BOOK WAS EVEN BETTER THAN SHATTERED SOULS. I LAUGHED, OH HOW I LAUGHED AT MS THING INDY. I CRIED WHEN READING THE PARTS WITH CHYNA AND HER DAUGHTER. BIRCH DID THE DAMN THING WHEN WRITING THESE 2 BOOKS. I GIVE HIM MAD PROPS. I WANT MORE AND MORE AND MORE. KEEP THEM COMING. YOU MUST READ THESE 2 BOOKS, I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THEM. GO GET YOUR READ ON.....

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 18, 2008

    OUTSTANDING

    OMG!! I love this book, when I first started reading it I didn't know that it was part 2 to Shattered Souls, now I must read that one. I was so drawn into the characters that its been 3 months sine I read it, and I'm still thinking about my girl Indy. Reading it gave me chills! I cried, I got hot, and laughed! Hands down this is the best book I've ever read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 23, 2008

    Ties That Bind

    Guess who's back? Ms. Indy, that's who, along with all of the beloved characters of 'Shattered Souls' in this sequel. Through 'From My Soul to Yours,' Birch offers readers another look into the happenings of the day-to-day lives of Indy, Tee, Britton, Chyna and the new, mysterious agenda driven character Celeste. Damascus , aka Tee, has hung up his g-string and is now a bestselling author and loving devoted husband to Indy. Marriage is no picnic, but the pros far outweigh the cons. Or do they? Being a single father was never on Britton's to do list, but now that the task is here, he has happily stepped up the plate for his twin sons, Amir and Amar. Discouraged by his previous failed relationships, is there a woman to complete this family unit? The writing is on the wall and everyone can see it but Chyna. She has done everything possible that she could for her daughter Sarina and her mental instability, but Sarina doesn't seem to be getting any better and their relationship has only gotten worse. Is Chyna finally ready to accept the inevitable? Celeste is on a mission - to reclaim what's hers - and she's willing to do what she has to to accomplish that goal. But is that possession really hers to possess? Indy has always been a one-woman show, an island in other words, Indy does what Indy wants when Indy wants. But marriage is about compromising, yielding and sometimes putting the needs and wants of another in front of your own. Headstrong and independent, will Indy's attitude be the cataclysm of her marriage? Dywane Birch again returns with the grace, skill and power that captured my attention in 'Shattered Souls.' He does a superb job of conveying the emotions and turmoil of his characters. While I enjoyed this story and look forward to reading more from him, the use and the choice of some terms (of a sexual nature) were redundant and at times overshadowed the story. It's unfortunate and weighted the story unnecessarily and because of that falls shy of a 5-star rating. That said, 'From My Soul to Yours' is good reading.

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