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Will Love for Crumbs

Will Love for Crumbs

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by Jonna Ivin
Raised by an alcoholic mother and without a father, Jonna learned at a young age to put her needs on the back-burner. After her mother dies of cancer, she goes on a spiritual journey looking for enlightenment and a purpose for her life. Eventually, she ends up as a volunteer in the relief effort following Hurricane Ike. There she meets a man that will forever change


Raised by an alcoholic mother and without a father, Jonna learned at a young age to put her needs on the back-burner. After her mother dies of cancer, she goes on a spiritual journey looking for enlightenment and a purpose for her life. Eventually, she ends up as a volunteer in the relief effort following Hurricane Ike. There she meets a man that will forever change her life.

In the swamps of Louisiana and the hills of Arkansas, Jonna follows her heart to build a life with an American hero - a 20 year veteran of the Army Special Forces. Only after uprooting her whole life, leaving everything and everyone she knows behind, do the pieces of this fairytale start to unravel. Realizing the man of her dreams is actually the stuff of nightmares; Jonna must once again go within and discover why she is a woman willing to love for crumbs.

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Meet the Author

Jonna is the author of the crime thriller 8th Amendment and the coming of age novel Sister Girl.

"And Heather Went Everywhere," was produced by the Group Repertory Theater in Los Angeles. She also worked on a television pilot bought by 20th Century Fox. She volunteered with the Red Cross during Hurricane Ike and with Write Around Portland as a workshop facilitator.

She lives in Southern California, and when she isn't writing or watching bad TV, she keeps busy spoiling her ungrateful dogs. She does not do yoga.

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Will Love For Crumbs 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Bookworm2200 More than 1 year ago
A truly compelling story of co-dependence and good old fashioned dependence. It definitely struck a chord with me and really showed the world that she existed in through her eyes and her thoughts. Great Read!
Kisala9906 More than 1 year ago
Highly recommended book about a woman's relationship with a very messed up man. I did not want to put this book down, it was well written and well edited. The story flowed along nicely and you really could feel Jonna's pain as she was telling her story. Thank you Jonna for this book and your strength getting over all you had to overcome.
Vivalamama More than 1 year ago
Will Love For Crumbs is a memoir, about Jonna’s relationship with what she thought was the man of her dreams, Chris. Jonna, is what I would call a drifter. She floats from here to there, job to job, place to place, much like her alcoholic mother did. Again without a job, nothing tying her down, she joins the Red Cross to help with the hurricane Ike relief. Where she meets Chris. Chris is a man’s man, the kind any woman has dreamt about at some point in her life. He’s a southern boy, with that sweet, southern charm that makes you swoon. At first Jonna has reservations about this mysterious man, but it doesn’t take long before she throws them to the side for what must be, the most amazing man ever. This was an interesting read for me, yet left me having to mull it over on how I really felt about it. The timeline is a bit jumpy for my taste, with oddly placed flashbacks. While the content of the flashbacks were absolutely necessary to the story, to understanding how Jonna came to making the choices she did – I wished the story had been in chronological order. And I don’t feel it would have lost the flow by doing so. Portions of this story were very hard for me to get through, emotionally. Having an alcoholic mother that I lost to cancer – when Jonna would flashback to those periods of her life, it surged too many hard memories to the surface for me. But isn’t that what many readers look for in a book, to make you feel? The budding relationship with Chris really was something you would see in fairytales. Jonna made some poor decisions, decisions she knew weren’t true to her real character and values, but his personality is so strong, you too find yourself thinking, “Shoot girl, go on and love the boy.” But fairytales aren’t real, and when you realize that, they unravel. Chris is nothing like the man she thought he was, she’s burned a lot of bridges by staying with him, and she has to figure out how to pick up the pieces and start over. I’ve read in some of the reviews for this book, people berating Jonna for the choices she made and the lives she affected by them. And yes, I too agree that some of her decisions made me want to reach inside the book and slap the sense into her. They were immature decisions, something I would not have expected to be made by someone older than myself. But, if you take a step back and really look at the situation. Who hasn’t made bad decisions in their life? Who doesn’t have regrets? No one has the right to judge her for it. And no one has to deal with the consequences of her decisions, except her. And a book without any ‘drama’, well now, wouldn’t that be just plum boring to read? The formatting and editing could have used some work. Normally that’s not an area I touch on unless it’s very bad. Which it actually wasn’t. But there are definitely a few formatting issues, and editing issues like random quotation marks in the middle of a sentence (that’s not dialogue), a random exclamation point, things of that nature. Mistakes happen, even from the big boy publishers, but this I would say needs another draft to be ‘finished’. And as I write this, I have a very hard time including it in the review. Because as an Indie author myself, I know many read Indie books looking for errors, to happily report “See, self-published stuff is junk.” This story is not junk, but if you’re looking for errors, they’re in there. Overall, this was a good read. I quite liked the author’s voice, I could easily see myself saying many of the things she did, and I could connect with her story on many levels. It’s not an easy thing to write and throw your work out there for criticism, and its even harder to writer a memoir – because you really are throwing yourself out there for criticism. I applaud the author for that. And her story is an interesting one, one worth reading, one I think a lot of people can relate to.
WolfFaerie17 More than 1 year ago
Jonna Ivin is a young woman trying to live her. She finds herself drifting thru life while moving from place to place. She doesn't see that she's making bad choices. Yet she doesn't see how to make it better. Jonna is close to her sister Jodi but doesn't understand her relationship with Chris. Chris and Jonna have been to together four months when they move to Abbeville to help restore Jodi and Jenn's house there. Things are going great for awhile until Chris starts spending money they really don't have. Jonna becomes concern with this behavior and tries to understand yet fails. Jonna finds out that Chris has lied to from the beginning about who he really is. Everyone around Jonna believes that she knew the truth about Chris and choose to ignore it. Jonna is determined to fix her own without her sister help yet Jodi takes matters into her own hand. Jonna and Chris are forced to move out of the house and find jobs. They eventually they end up moving to Arkansas. Jonna reconnects with her father. Jonna and Chris slowly drift apart. Jonna continues to keep the peace between them yet makes plan to leave. Jonna thinks she's seen all sides of Chris yet to totally stunned by his violent behavior. Jonna fears for her life. Can she really leave Chris? Will Jonna be free? Will she stop running from her past? You answers await you in Will Love For Crumbs.