Author: Juli Valenti
Jessie Braden thought she had it all. A husband, a new baby – her life was on course, exactly what she always wanted…Until one day, she loses everything.
Ruined and broken, she’s left alone to pick up the pieces of her life. Unable to cope, she spontaneously packs up and moves across the country, hoping that new scenery will help.
Once in sunny Florida, she finds an apartment and a job but while Jessie is surviving, she isn’t living…until one night she meets someone. Dominick.
Desperate for an escape from the pain of her memories, she relents to his unerring determination and agrees to spend time with him.
Through his patience and understanding, she will learn that she’s not ruined…she’s just a little broken.
This is a book that will stir up your emotions.
I haven't been a mother yet, but I really felt for Jessie here. Juli Valenti was able to come up with a story that's at pace with the times but still has all the depth and emotions needed that's meant to make a great book.
Jessie is a woman whose life has thrown some big rocks to. She lost her baby, she lost her husband, and she has to deal with things on her own again. This is the story of a woman who has loved and lost, and who's trying to start all over again. It's the story of someone who sees that there's still more to life, and that sometimes, things fall apart so that better things can be given.
I like the fact that though she's not quite a popular author--yet--Juli Valenti didn't just write a novel that could be classified as "just okay"--she wrote something that's really good and would get to you. She wrote something that'll pull your heartstrings. She wrote something that you'll love.
If you're looking for a good beach read, or something that you can finish right away but will leave a mark in your heart, read this book. You won't regret it.
Daughtry - Gone Too Soon
Linkin Park - Castle of Glass
Vast - You Destroy Me
Placebo - Running up that Hill
A Perfect Circle - Vanishing
Lifehouse - Broken
Switchfoot - Dare You to Move
Coldplay - The Scientist
Taylor Swift (featuring The Civil Wars) - Safe and Sound
HIM - Heaven Tonight
Barlow Girl - Never Alone (acoustic)
Hoobastank - Running Away
Dixie Chicks - Godspeed (Sweet Dreams)
Enigma - Gravity of Love
Tyler Wards and Two Worlds - Roar (Acoustic Cover)
About the Author
Juli lives in Florida with her husband Marc, her sons Dylan and Landon, their pug Pugsley and a cat named Duck.
She spends her days at an orthopaedic office and juggles her nights between writing and her editing (Juli's Elite Editing).
Juli is currently working on several projects, the main one being a Contemporary Romance/Inspirational novel named A Little Broken. She is hoping to release this by January - So be sure to keep your eyes peeled!