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Book Title: The Other Side of Heartache|
Date of issue: January 5th 2013
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The author of the book: Sarah Jo Smith
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 993 KB
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Read full description of the books The Other Side of Heartache:Grace’s well-ordered world shatters when she loses her unborn child and her mother within a few months. Summoned to her childhood home to sort through Penny’s belongings, the timing couldn’t be worse. Grieving over her losses and exhausted from a demanding teaching schedule, she worries that her marriage is collapsing under the pressure. While packing her mother’s closet, Grace discovers a box filled with mysterious keepsakes and old diaries written in Penny’s hand and takes them home. After reading pages filled with typical musings of a teenage girl from a generation ago, she stumbles upon a dark secret and is devastated to learn that what she believed her whole life about her family was based on lies.
As Grace digs beneath the Rose family tree, she unearths more than one skeleton buried there. All the while, she must endure the wrath of her grandmother, Eleanor, who is determined to block her efforts to find out what happened when Penny was seventeen, as well as the underlying cause of her premature death. Yet Eleanor harbors a well-kept secret of her own, one more deceitful and calculating than Penny’s sin. Grace’s journey through an emotional labyrinth of passion, shame, and manipulation not only leads to more shocking revelations but also changes the course she had mapped for her life.
Through a story told in alternating voices between the past and present where old morals and double standards from the historical 1950s and ‘60s clash with modern day values, Grace must decide if it’s worth taking an unforeseen risk to reaffirm her belief in the power of love. BOOK GROUP GUIDE INCLUDED.
Read information about the authorSarah Jo Smith (Sally Parido) is the author of contemporary women’s novels The Other Side of Heartache, a semi-finalist in The Kindle Book Review 2013 Best Indie Book Awards for Literary Fiction, and her newest release, Entangled Loyalties (2016). A lifelong reader, she’s had a book in her hands since her grandmother Rosie taught her to read at the age of five. Victorian literature was a favorite genre of study and she is a big fan of North American writers such as Willa Cather, Edith Wharton, Toni Morrison, Margaret Atwood, and Anne Tyler. Two novels that have influenced her greatly are The Bluest Eye and East of Eden.
Her novels delve into the female journey and the healing power of family. She writes stories where women characters face unexpected challenges and, through their struggles, emerge stronger and with a better understanding of themselves. She believes women will never stop reading books when they can relate to characters and gain insight into their own lives. She hopes her novels are those kinds of books.
She was born in Los Angeles and raised in a high desert town in southern California. A former English teacher, she holds a bachelor’s degree in English from California Lutheran University, a single subject teaching credential in English, and a master’s degree in education from Santa Clara University. She has stories in Chicken Soup for the Soul books for the Adopted Soul, My Resolution, Teens Talk High School, and Say Goodbye to Stress.
As the mother of three adults, Sarah Jo lives in picturesque Bend, Oregon with her husband, Gregg, of 35 years. When she’s not reading or writing, hiking or snowshoeing in the Cascade Mountains, you’ll find her on the pickleball courts.
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