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The actual writing part of Healing Ties Book One in the Ties Series took probably about three months. It all seemed to fall into place. The reason behind writing this book was to create a book that would show the strength and bond of a friendship tested by society and prove that despite the odds and barriers put in place true friendship always surpasses the odds. I also wanted to show that people if placed in different emotional circumstances could change their attitudes and should be allowed a second chance to prove themselves. This book was about being open to the possibility of finding the inner strength inside oneself and embracing it to make yourself a stronger, more positive individual.
I also design handmade seaglass jewelry & accessories. It started as a way to relax after writing then people started asking to order the pieces. I now have created a line Just For You Creations by Rainbows of Happiness LLC where I create and name each piece. Only one copy of each jewelry design is made thus the name Just For You. I give away more than I sell and when I do sell it the prices are enough to cover my costs. I don't think you should charge people exorbitant fees to own something special. I dance all the time and have been in classes since the age of ten. I auditioned for the NJ Governor's School for Dance in high school. I love drawing I am currently designing the illustrations for my three book children's series teaching children to improve their self-confidence and self-esteem. I love baking not so much cooking but baking anything! I love writing poetry and have notebooks full of my poems.
This is a 13 author anthology which I also wrote for as well that includes inspirational short stories & original poetry created by Indie Authors to inspire hope and healing in families affected by child loss. Proceeds from the anthology sales will be donated to 3Hopeful Hearts http://www.3hopefulhearts.com to further help families. The anthology seeks to show individuals through its emotionally poignant stories covering real life topics including child loss, loss of a spouse or loved one, dealing with rare diseases, and dealing with feelings of inferiority & lack of self-confidence issues that they can rise above the pain and persevere. Detours In Our Destinations Anthology is a celebration of positivity showing the durability of the human spirit despite extreme circumstances. Sometimes in life we can't predict which obstacles may encounter our paths causing us to take a Detour in our original route. Sometimes taking the path to these Detours leads to unexpected outcomes more amazing than we imagined!
Harlequin Books has donated 49 new paperback releases to our event, Don Lucey himself of Harlequin /HarperCollins contacted me about our anthology. ❀ ღ
The cover of our anthology was created and donated by Patti Roberts of Paradox Book Covers http://bit.ly/ParadoxPremadeBlog
Anne-Marie Spiby of DragonRose Books Galore and Carmen Alicea of Alicea's Creations and Romanceaholic both created and donated all our banners, both Indie Authors and NY Times Best-selling Authors have donated generously to our party.
When I write my books both my parents are willing to read my arcs to provide feedback and I value that. They attend author events online, and support me.
I also am spurred to write by the support of the followers I have. I am stunned by their kind words and devotion to my books. I always wanted to create books that if they touched the lives of just one person I would have succeeded. Never in my wildest dreams would I have imagined that people would be so supportive and show such unconditional love for my books. I have some amazing followers who I truly treasure and they are the reason I write!
My fellow authors constantly inspire me to become a better writer as well. I see the difference they make with their books and their words and I aspire to become a better writer because of them! I have made some amazing author friendships because of this experience! ❤
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I was sought out through facebook instant messenger by Jennifer. She introduced me to a book that was written by not one, but several authors, that the proceeds are donated to help families affected by child loss, and she explained to me that she is the creator of said anthology and co-publishing it through her company. I became even more excited. So I explained to her that I am a book reviewer, and ask if she wanted reviewed and interviewed, and she said sure.
You’re thinking this is that, aren’t you? So was I. But instead, Jennifer offers up another book, which she wants me to review, and it is the one I am going to review now: “Healing Ties.”
As I let myself crumble with sadness at the change in her plans, Jennifer explained everything, and that she is also my stalker. She opened up to me, and wow. This is one wild and lovable woman. She is totally open and honest, and she just seems like someone who cannot sit still for five seconds. I instantly felt I was getting to know an ADD or ADHD person who just loved to help others, and use her talents to benefit others. I was instantly thrilled and excited to welcome Jennifer to my blog family, and read her book, especially when she told me all about it, even before I read it.
So here is my honest review of “Healing Ties:” by Jennifer Roche:
We are going into the lives of Andrea and Blythe and we are going to get to know them, and see when they first met, and see what their friendship was like, and all the things that their friendship entailed.
As we all are aware, friendship have their ups and downs, and as we read, we will see and feel just how Andrea and Blythe build their bond, and work through things like best friends should, even when life gets in the way.
Within this book you will find that sometimes friendships do go different ways, but true friends do find their way back to one another.
You also learn that yes, sometimes friends manage to keep secrets, thinking that maybe it is best to do so, when maybe it isn’t. And that in the end causes regrets.
Through the transformation of life, growing up, and seeing and needing, and realization, Andrea and Blythe will see and come to realize that what they had is something that is and was destined to be.
Their friendship is a life lesson, and though it may have not been perfect, they needed it. Together Andrea and Blythe have always managed to even think of one another when they weren’t together, and missed one another. Andrea and Blythe worked together learning that their friendship could teach them to learn to heal their ties.
This is a beautiful five star read, and it will bring tears to your eyes in some spots, and a smile to your face in several others. If you have ever had that one perfect friend, I am certain you will even reminisce as you read this. This book is a beautiful story, and worth the time and effort to read. I enjoyed it immensely. And I am grateful that Jennifer brought this book to my attention, as well as brought herself into my life. I suggest you go out and get a copy, you will be glad you did!
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