Breathing on Her Own

Breathing on Her Own

by Rebecca Waters

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Overview

An icy road and a sharp turn leave one woman dead, another clinging to life.



Molly Tipton looks forward to a peaceful retirement, but her life suddenly spirals out of control when her oldest daughter is involved in a terrible accident.



While two families grieve, details emerge that shake Molly to her core. As she prepares her daughter for what lies ahead, Molly discovers her oldest child is not the only one injured and forced to deal with past mistakes.



If it’s true that time heals all wounds, what are we to do with our scars?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781620207338
Publisher: Ambassador Intl
Publication date: 11/05/2019
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.54(d)

About the Author

Rebecca Waters has been a writer most of her life. Her first published work was a story in the school newspaper she wrote in second grade. For many years Rebecca used her stories as illustrations in church settings and to entertain her own three daughters. Her professional writing included educational articles and research. Following her retirement as a professor of education from Cincinnati Christian University, Rebecca turned her pen to the world of fiction. She has also published several articles in Chicken Soup for the Soul, The Lookout Magazine, and Home Health Aide Digest. Her first novel, Breathing on Her Own, was originally released in 2014.

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Breathing on Her Own 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
grammy57 More than 1 year ago
This really hit home with me. I have been struggling with my faith. Trying to do things I have no control over. This story is well written. Well edited, very few errors. The story moves well and the characters are well developed. It is not preachy, but it does show faith and how it works. I highly recommend this book, especially if you are going through struggles.
Angelian More than 1 year ago
Written from a mother's perspective, this book hit close to home.  From the time our children are little we want to fix everything.  We want our ideal life for our children and the hardest lesson as a parent is to "Let Go and Let God".  Another hard lesson is how to balance our marriage with wanting to be there for our children.  This book examines that in a way that is easily to relate to.  You'll ride the familiar roller-coaster of parenting and marriage and love every minute of it.  
sh2rose More than 1 year ago
From the first sentence I was hooked. The events that happened in this story would definitely shake my world as a mom. I like how the mother struggled with her faith, her hope, and her beliefs throughout the book. It's good to walk in those footsteps rather than see the over confident character who never waivers or questions real life. This family journeyed together throughout and sacrificed for each other. Also, there are several themes going on that keep a reader interested and wondering how the author will bring closure in the end. I did wonder how the daughter at times accepted her situation as easily as she did, but her personality may have been able to absorb her reality. You would never know that this is Rebecca Waters first novel. I did not want to put it down. I enjoyed reading this book. It certainly kept my interest and I recommend it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Inspirational contemporary must read written from the viewpoint of Molly Tipton whose happy life as mother, grandmother, wife and employee is tragically changed when her adult intoxicated daughter is the driver of a car that wrecks, leaving her daughter paralyzed and her daughters friend dead. Molly and her family are devastated. Another family is grieving. I was immediately drawn into Molly's life as she asks the questions of Why Me? Why my daughter? What do we do now? Is my daughter going to make it? Am I going to make? Where was God? Where is He now?   I related to Molly's thoughts and feelings as she struggles to find peace and hope. And she does finds that answer in resting in Christ and letting Him take control. Highly recommended read!
sueward1958 More than 1 year ago
Whose life isn't full of trials and tribulations in one aspect or another? We all experience them, some minor, some bigger and some huge mountains that we never think we can overcome. Molly and her husband are near to retiring and enjoying they're plentiful life after bringing up a family and working and near to fulfilling their dream. A tragic event happens wherein one of her daughters is involved in a terrible accident one day.  Leading ahead of this, we have Molly, her mom. Although Laney is married with children, she's a Mom, just a Mom who want to do her best to help her injured daughter. Sometimes to the extent of over doing it. I offered to read and review this book from the publishers Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas who contacted me via email. I am so glad I got involved with reading for them as this was a superb book. I love Christian type reads [not too heavy] and full of 'real life' because real life has its ups and downs, it takes you to places and emotions you never want to go willingly, then you need to find some inner strength and sometimes a reliance on your faith. Thoroughly enjoyed this book and looking forward to discovering more new authors coming my way.
Cindy-Huff7 More than 1 year ago
Breathing On Her Own A Breath Catching Read Rebecca Water’s Debut Novel Breathing on Her Own is so relatable. I love mature characters dealing with real-life problems. This faith-based story takes the Tipton family through a trauma where only God’s grace and mercy can keep them. Molly Tipton finds it difficult not to be in control. Her daughter’s auto accident and possible Vehicular Homicide charges are things she can’t control. The battle to fix a situation and persuade God to see things her way is a challenge any woman can relate to. The character of Molly, a mother, grandmother and church-goer resonated with me. During this chaotic time Molly has to be more like a mom with her grandchildren and her emotions and physical strengths are stretched to the limits. The Tipton’s tragedy leads Molly to realize how her relationship with her daughter must change. I loved the opportunity to get into her head and walk with her through the discovery of her true feelings and her true faith. Every parent hopes to raise their child to make wise decisions, and when they don’t, it is heartbreaking. Rebecca Waters’ breath-catching description of the nuances of the family dynamics and faith challenges of a horrendously poor choice draws readers into a you-are-there feeling. Each character is believable, and their reaction to various scenarios caused me to nod my head in understanding. The grandchildren’s reactions to their mother’s hospitalization hurt my heart. Rebecca penned details void of fluff and easy fixes. I finished this engaging book over the weekend. Now I am curious to see what Rebecca’s next novel will be like.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The characters are very real and the story-line is very engaging. It is a quick read. The story challenged you to take a look at your own faith and see that you are not just "talking the talk" but also "walking the walk".
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Breathing On Her Own is a compelling read. The story line does not let the reader down. It is the all-too-real story of problems within many of today's families. Parents feel left out; wanting so badly to control the circumstances of their grown children's lives. The faith of the characters and the lack of it will resonate with anyone who reads this book . I read it from beginning to end without stopping
Isaiah4031LA More than 1 year ago
Breathing on Her Own is an authentic depiction of family dynamics including the thoughts, fears, joy, and pain, as we witness the picture perfect family deal with the reality of an automobile accident and what the future holds.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was very realistic, easy to relate to. It's a quick read, keeps you interested in what's next. I like how the author leaves the reader "hanging" at the end of the chapters, making it hard to put the book down. I would highly recommend this book, especially if you like a good fiction, filled with lots of detail, but clean and faith based. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I could relate to something in each character's experience or response--even the bitter ones--and it made me keep turning the pages to see how they handled things as the story unfolded. The unknown is scary and we can all relate to that. The expressed faith coming out of doubt demonstrates the power of faith.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love books that have "real" characters that are easy to relate to, and this book is no exception! It was very easy to feel like the characters were my personal friends - and I found myself wanting to know what happened next, after I had finished the book. It is always nice to feel your faith is reaffirmed by "going through" challenges with other believers, and that is exactly what happened with this story.
MB1031 More than 1 year ago
This book was touching and made me feel for Molly. Molly's struggles leave you wishing you can help the family during this horrible time. I would highly recommend this book to anyone looking for a great Christian Fiction title.