That is, until she meets Grady Bennett.
The martial arts instructor doesn’t just look at Cassie; he sees her.
And with painstaking patience as their relationship grows, Grady works to help Cassie see herself. Her ferocity. Her strength. Her ability to love and to smile. He pushes her to acknowledge and embrace what she really is...a survivor.
As Cassie faces her tortured past, her walls come down. With her vulnerabilities exposed, she loses sight of her new perspective and plummets once again into her void.
Sometimes it takes hitting rock bottom to find the necessary strength to land safely.
And sometimes, life has to be completely Out of Focus in order to finally see.
About the Author
What began as a memoir for her children, ended up being her first self-published book, Running on Empty. Soon after, her girls were given reoccurring roles in the remainder of what became the Mending Hearts series.
L.B. Simmons doesn’t just write books. With each new work, she attempts to compose journeys of love and self-discovery so she may impart life lessons to readers. She’s tackled suicide, depression, bullying, eating disorders, as well as physical and sexual abuse, all the while weaving elements of humor into the storylines in effort to balance the difficult topics. Often described as roller coaster rides, her novels are known for eliciting a wide range of emotions in each story she tells.