Broken Lives

Broken Lives

by Brenda Kennedy

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BN ID: 2940046505658
Publisher: Brenda Kennedy
Publication date: 02/01/2015
Series: Freedom Trilogy
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 90,229
File size: 236 KB

About the Author

Brenda Kennedy, an award winning and Amazon bestselling author, is a true believer of romance. Her stories are based on the relationships that define our lives - compassionate, emotionally gripping, and uplifting novels with true to life characters, that stay with her readers long after the last page is turned. Her varied, not always pleasant background has given her the personal experience to take her readers on an emotional, sometimes heart wrenching, journey through her stories. Brenda has been a struggling single mom, a survivor of domestic abuse, waitress, corrections officer, hostage negotiator and a corrections nurse. She is also a wife, mom, and grandmother. Even though her life was not always rainbows and butterflies, she is a survivor and believes her struggles have made her the person she is today. Brenda is the author of the award winning book, Forever Country (The Rose Farm Trilogy Book 1). She has been dubbed "The Queen of Cliffhangers" by her adoring readers because books one and two always have a cliffhanger ending. In Brenda's own words, "I write series that end in cliffhangers, because I love them. I always give away the first book in each series so you have nothing to lose by reading it." She was born and raised in Zanesville, Ohio and moved to SW Florida in 2006 with her husband Rex. They have a combined family, and she often jokes about not remembering what child belongs to who.

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Broken Lives 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 24 reviews.
UndercoverBookReviews More than 1 year ago
Amazing! I can't tell you just how much I loved this book! Emotional... yes! Worth the read.... You better bet your bottom dollar it is! This author will pull your heart strings in all directions with this story! Choices to be made that so many can relate to. Choices that the characters will have to make.. will they survive it.. can they do it.. You will need to read this one if you have yet! *Received for an honest review( ** Sorry NO Spoilers **
JamieLB More than 1 year ago
Alec thought his wife that left him and their daughter over a year ago was dead. What a surprise to find her in their old bed naked. Shock would be a nice way of putting it. Emma feels like she has been played or lied to as she had no idea she could be still alive and on the night they were going to bring their relationship to the next level. Can they bring all of their Broken pieces back together, can they both over come the pass hurts so they can live their lives the way destiny wants' They have Hurtles to over come but Emma is ready to welcome the Love she gets from Alex as she second Chance at True Love. Alex is ready to move on and bring their families together as one, but Molly has other plans. I love this couple and so can't wait for more.
sherrygainey More than 1 year ago
I love this book so much it is my all time favorite Brenda Kennedy books. I love and admire Brenda's story telling ability.I have not yet been able to put down any of her books once I read the first page. She is so discriptive with her words that you can almost smell what she smells and see what she sees. Just when I think that her books can't get any better, she goes and exceeds them all. I will never stop reading, recommending, or loving her books. Congradulations Brenda Kennedy on yet another amazing book. I can't wait to read more of your work.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love how they form a family. I love the way you embrace all of the characters. You may be disappointed in their behavior, but find yourself rooting for all of them. Wonderful story. I can't wait for the next one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good story
Anonymous 14 days ago
Love all of Brenda’s books that I have read!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Worst book ever! Don't read this! Nudity in it please rate this the lowest number of stars
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great story
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Actually bought the series thinking something was bound to happen somewhere along the way? No go
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great story, but elementary writing style. Too easy of a read and lots of typos, not in just this book but the other trilogies as well, but overall good.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book has a little of everything. Love, hope, dreams, sadness, and wishes. Great read.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Brenda Kennedy is an extremely talented author! Must read! I can't put any of her books down!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love it very much
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved them all. New Beginning, Saving Angel, Destined to Love, Shattered Dreams.
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Honolulubelle More than 1 year ago
Bittersweet Love Story Favorite Quote:   “You are huge.  If you get any bigger, astronomers will discover a new planet in the solar system.” My Review:   Part 2 of this trilogy continues with the bittersweet love story of a young widowed mother finding new love with a divorced young father.  I always find it so refreshing to read a romance novel when the conflict in the story is external rather than between the couple.  This book is written in narrative form from four different points of view, although it is easy to maintain the flow and I was never confused.  Ms. Kennedy does an excellent job of getting the point across of the sacrifices young military families make during deployments, as well as the aftermath of their injuries and loss, without beating us over the head with it.  I also particularly enjoy how she handles the dream visitations and the messages Emma receives from her dead husband.  This series has been sweet and tender as well as heart rendering.  
LadyStarDragomir More than 1 year ago
I just finished reading Broken Lives by Brenda Kennedy. This is the second book in the Freedom trilogy. A person from the past comes back in the picture and threatens to tear Emma and Alec apart. They find they must protect each other and their children and fight hard for each other. Can they keep fighting for each other or will they give in and let the blast from the past win? I really loved this book. It was emotionally stimulating and very suspenseful. I love how the author put many points of view in this book. I feel like I could really understand and relate to all the characters better that way. I felt for each of them and I rooted for the ones who were fighting hard. I really feel that it needs to be said that Shattered Dreams needs to be read before this book. This is the second book in the Freedom trilogy. It can be read alone, but a reader would understand the story better if they read Shattered Dreams first. Other than a few typos here and there, there was nothing really wrong with this book. I’m sure the few typos I’ve caught were already fixed by now. The book was very well written. It was very detailed. It was very emotionally gripping. It’s hard not to become emotionally attached to the characters in the story. It’s hard not to fall in love with Emma and Alec. It’s even harder not to fall in love with the children.  I fully recommend this book. It’s especially for those who love to have their emotions tickled and teased. It will keep a reader on the edge to the very end. Shattered Dreams does as well. I dare any reader to read this book and not fall in love with at least one of the main characters. I’m so honored that I have gotten the chance to read this book and the first one. I can’t wait to get my hands on the third book.
H_Potter More than 1 year ago
*Spoilers*  Another Brenda Kennedy book I could not put down. If you have not read her stuff its a must!  Just when sparks really begin to fly for Emma and Alec, in walks Molly, Alec's estranged wife. Now Alec must choose between newly found love and his duty as a husband. Molly has been away for a year, without contact, due to being addicted to pain pills and losing her job as a nurse. Alec feels responsibility for his wife's actions and wants to help her help herself. When Molly starts stalking Emma Alec must protect both ladies from Molly. While all of this is going on, Emma must decided if Alec is a risk she wants to take not only for herself but her son as well.  Brenda writes this book in such a way that by the end of it I am not only pulling for Emma and Alec but Molly as well. As with every book she writes I am on edge waiting for the ending to come to this trilogy.