Author: Portia Moore
Publisher: Portia Moore Books
Release Date: 2017-04-30
*This is book 4 in the IF I Break Series. It is strongly suggested to start at book 1 which is currently free. When you’re heartbroken, it lies beneath everything that you do. It’s in all of who you are. Foreshadows who you’ll be. It hides underneath your smile, rests between your laugh, revels in your tears and taunts your every thought. You wish it away but are too terrified to let it go…. When Cal first disappeared I swore my heart had broken, and before all of this is over I swear it will shatter into pieces.
This is book 4 in the IF I Break Series. It is strongly suggested to start at book 1 which is currently free. When you're heartbroken, it lies beneath everything that you do. It's in all of who you are. Foreshadows who you'll be. It hides underneath your smile, rests between your laugh, revels in your tears and taunts your every thought. You wish it away but are too terrified to let it go.... When Cal first disappeared I swore my heart had broken, and before all of this is over I swear it will shatter into pieces.
Author: Portia Moore
Publisher: Portia Moore
Release Date: 2014
First book in the If I Break Series, free. This is not your typical happily ever after... Lauren Brooks wants to do three things: Escape the small town she grew up in, get accepted to her dream school in Chicago, and graduate without drowning in debt. Now she’s working her ass off to do just that. With a full course load and a waitressing job at one of the hottest night clubs in Chicago, she does not have time for distractions;namely ones who only want to get into her pants. She’s been burned before. Only a fool goes for a second round.. With just two semesters left until graduation, everything’s on track. Until she meets Cal. Enter distraction. At six-foot-two, with ebony hair, deep grey eyes, and a smile that could only hide an agenda, she knows he’s trouble. And for the first time in her life, a little trouble might be just what she needs. No what she wants. It isn't like she’d ever marry the guy. Until she does. What she thinks will be her happily ever after, is only the beginning. Cal has a secret. One that makes loving him come with a price, and being his wife cost more than she bargained for. Romance Freebie.
New York Times best-selling author Iyanla Vanzant recounts the last decade of her life and the spiritual lessons learned—from the price of success during her meteoric rise as a TV celebrity on Oprah, the Iyanla TV show (produced by Barbara Walters), to the dissolution of her marriage and her daughter’s 15 months of illness and death on Christmas day. Like a phoenix rising from the ashes, Iyanla shares why everything we need to learn is reflected in our relationships and the strength and wisdom she has gained by supporting others in their journeys to make sense out of the puzzle pieces of their lives.
Author: Portia Moore
Publisher: Portia Moore
Our history made things harder. We were associates out of convenience. We tolerated each other. I never saw her that way. She never saw me that way. She and I were never meant to be friends. You’re not supposed to fall for your best friend’s enemy, even if the enemy is YOUR ex-best friend. This isn’t the story of falling in love with your best friend. It’s about falling out of hate.
Authors Note: This is the second book in the IF I BREAK series. I would highly suggest reading the series in order. The first book in the series is currently free. Lauren Brooks fell in love with Cal Scott at twenty one, married him at twenty two and had her heart broken at twenty three when he walked out of their marriage. At twenty five, while raising their daughter on her own, Lauren is finally moving on with her life...until she learns the reason for Cal's abandonment. The walls she had carefully built around her begin to collapse. The day she meets Chris, all those feelings she thinks she has bottled up tightly come spilling out. She can't afford to give in to her heart's desire again. Love nearly broke her once, and her daughter doesn't need two broken parents. Christopher Scott is in love and newly engaged to Jenna, who saw him through an illness he didn't think he could survive. He's finally settling into the life he's always wanted, and he's making plans he only dared to dream before now. That's when a woman named Lauren arrives on his doorstep. She's intriguing, beautiful and, try as he might, he can't stay away. The closer he gets to her, the more his rock-solid plans begin to crumble. All he knows is that Lauren is the missing piece to a puzzle he must solve. For him to put all the pieces in place, he'll have to follow his heart, and that might cost him everything...
The sudden death of a child is the most profound grief a parent will endure. Surviving the confusion, disbelief, turmoil, and the pain is a life-changing experience. When Marsha Glynn faced the sudden death of her teenage son, she found herself questioning God and her beliefs about life and its meaning. In Shattered Pieces of My Heart, Marsha offers readers a look into the most heart-wrenching moments of her life. Only through the grace of God and the love and devotion of family and friends did she find the courage to start over, face her tragic loss, and discover hope in the healing process. Recollections of Bible verses and personal prayers helped her cope as she traveled an unfamiliar road. Discover how Marsha survived by taking small steps to face grief. Learn how she turned to God in her darkest hour and how his love and the love of family and friends led her out of the valley of death to begin the healing process and discover life's goodness and joy again.
Author: Portia Moore
Publisher: Portia Moore
There are ugly truths and pretty lies. When I lost them I chose neither. I wrapped myself in silence. My husband, my best friend, became a stranger who gave up. Then.... He moved next door, and everything changed. You think you know this story, but you don't. Be careful what you ask for because the answer may not come the way you think.
Author: Frank Pastore
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
Release Date: 2011-04-01
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
Former major league pitcher for the Cincinnati Reds, Frank Pastore tells the story of how his baseball dreams came to an end in June 1984 when a ball crashed into his right elbow, and describes how a renewed faith in God helped him to overcome his disappointment and start a new life.
As I write this book. I have so much to write about, I just never had the time to break the dam and let the river overfl ow . . . Fearful that the initial rush may over whelm me, so much has happen over the last 12years . . . So many open wound screaming for the bandaid of expression bleeding for so many years . . . . I’m afraid . . . Afraid to revisit each wound yet knowing I must in order to soothe each one. But they really really hurts so bad, I rather just ignore them and smile . . . nobody will notice the blood, pain n tears seeping from my pores, I am a pretender,an actress. But in order to share my gift to the world for the fi rst time, I must revisit my pass and write. Because no matter how much I bury these wounds are really real. just a thought I always wonder where I would be today if I didn’t guide myself in the right direction. 1. Maybe on somebody street corner being somebody’s hoe? 2.maybe if I had to live on the streets would I be somebody’s bum? 3.maybe if I had to depend on somebody on all accounts? 4.would I have the meaning to go steal for a living? Meaning that going to the store stealing clothes or what ever it takes. out of all the four things! I think I would choose none of thee above I think what ever comes your way when you live the life experience that me and most others you learn to survive the rainy storm that comes your way, I sit back and think sometimes if not all the time why me?why did I have to be born because without life there is no sorrow. Meaning that if I wasn’t created you would feel no pain,or have to live your life of losing your queen,your soul your heart.,it just seems that the pain never goes away. I don’t care if you have open heart surgery that pain just tempoary it heels but not when you lose someone that you looked up to for love, guidence, corrections. pain, pain, pain
This is a practical guide to help readers work through their grief via expressive therapies and activities, based on the techniques Claudia Coenen honed as a professional counselor after the unexpected loss of her husband. This book provides clear methods to process grief, experience its pain and learn how to live fully again. Readers are encouraged to completely engage with their grief through storytelling, self-care and ritual, and honest reflection. The book navigates the reader through the healing process while allowing them the freedom to explore their pain in a way that best fits their unique situation. Eschewing the idea of a 'quick-fix' to grief, it suggests ways in which tragedy and loss can be a springboard for rejuvenation and transformation.
Playing recklessly with love is a dangerous game. Most people who have known Zackary Tyler Belford for any length of time see nothing more for him than a path leading to destruction. Not even his handsome face, a Harvard Law degree, or limitless wealth can bypass the shattered heart and broken soul of the man-child still held captive by the abuse, accusations, and mistreatment he experienced as a child. Breaking hearts and taking numbers is his MO... a dangerous game of cat and mouse that could very well be his demise. As his life spirals out of control, Zack desperately seeks something to grab... to cling to... as he struggles hopelessly to avoid an inevitable fall... but will he find what he needs in time?
Author: Guy Winch
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2018-02-13
Imagine if we treated broken hearts with the same respect and concern we have for broken arms? Psychologist Guy Winch urges us to rethink the way we deal with emotional pain, offering warm, wise, and witty advice for the broken-hearted. Real heartbreak is unmistakable. We think of nothing else. We feel nothing else. We care about nothing else. Yet while we wouldn’t expect someone to return to daily activities immediately after suffering a broken limb, heartbroken people are expected to function normally in their lives, despite the emotional pain they feel. Now psychologist Guy Winch imagines how different things would be if we paid more attention to this unique emotion—if only we can understand how heartbreak works, we can begin to fix it. Through compelling research and new scientific studies, Winch reveals how and why heartbreak impacts our brain and our behavior in dramatic and unexpected ways, regardless of our age. Emotional pain lowers our ability to reason, to think creatively, to problem solve, and to function at our best. In How to Fix a Broken Heart he focuses on two types of emotional pain—romantic heartbreak and the heartbreak that results from the loss of a cherished pet. These experiences are both accompanied by severe grief responses, yet they are not deemed as important as, for example, a formal divorce or the loss of a close relative. As a result, we are often deprived of the recognition, support, and compassion afforded to those whose heartbreak is considered more significant. Our heart might be broken, but we do not have to break with it. Winch reveals that recovering from heartbreak always starts with a decision, a determination to move on when our mind is fighting to keep us stuck. We can take control of our lives and our minds and put ourselves on the path to healing. Winch offers a toolkit on how to handle and cope with a broken heart and how to, eventually, move on.
Author: Emily St. James
Release Date: 2017-12-27
Raw, real emotion about being a wife in a less-than-ideal marriage, about being a mom in a less-than-supportive situation, about being a Christian in a less-than-perfect existence. The poet addresses unfaithfulness, emotional scars, depression, and finding who she really is buried beneath the burdens and responsibilities of everyday life.
Author: Donna R. Walton
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Release Date: 2017-03-28
From the time she was a little girl, Donna Walton dreamed of becoming a star. But in 1976, at the age of eighteen, her life took a tragic turn. Diagnosed with a dangerous form of bone cancer, the bright young woman found herself facing the loss of her leg in order to save her life. From there, her spirit was broken, and only shattered dreams remained-until she began the long journey of putting the pieces together once again. An eye-opening tale of reinvention, Shattered Dreams, Broken Pieces is the story of the decades Walton spent working to rebuild her world and discovering new confidence and a fresh sense of purpose along the way. Through disasters, setbacks, trials, and tribulations, the author continues to prove that no crisis is too large to recover from-and offers readers valuable insight for overcoming obstacles of all types. Whether you've facing disease, disability, job loss, or divorce, the message of this inspirational memoir is clear: if life steals your dreams away, be sure to steal them back, and the result may end up better than you ever imagined.