"We could never learn to be brave and patient if there were only joy in the world." ~Helen Keller Shattering, Captivating & Emotional; written in First Person POV in the voice of a child. The words latch on to your brain and never let go. Some people would say that a child is incapable of writing with such depth, clarity, thinking and philosophical musings that are akin to an adult. But it's a child's naivety, a sobering voice that's grown in the midst of struggle, humility along with plainness of speech and unpretentious honesty that can send chills through one's body. This is a heart-wrenching story of child neglect, abuse, and the resilience to overcome childhood experiences that shape and mold us all. The book tells the story of Abigail Marie Pena, more often known simply as Abby, as she struggles to overcome a traumatic and violent childhood as she moves forward in life. From a broken home, dysfunctional family and physical and emotional abuse, as she becomes an adult, Abby finds herself in a bad marriage with two sons. It seems like she'll never escape from the cycle of violence and degradation she's been stuck in for as long as she can remember. But with the strength of will and determination, she makes a place in the world for herself. All that's missing is a man to share it with-and then two come along, bring with them ghosts from her past and forcing her to make a decision on which all her future happiness depends. Broken Pieces will appeal to readers who enjoy the reality of everyday life without sugar coating. Written in a gritty, straightforward style that nevertheless recognizes the potential for love and compassion to illuminate our lives. In the midst of change, we often discover wings we never knew we had-this is a novel that will live with you for a long time after you read it.
About the Author
Martha Perez was born in raised in Los Angeles, CA. She now lives in West Covina, CA with her husband Sal Andalon and their dog Sugar Bear. She is a high school graduate, and has a son, a daughter and two granddaughters. Her hobbies include reading, writing exercise and long walks. Broken Pieces is her first book, and is an accomplishment of which she is very proud.
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Broken Pieces will whisk you back in time that will expand your mind and challenge you -- the kinds of books you just can't wait to tell your friends about. Nancy Dege.