Book Reviews

“I will admit, I am not much of a reader as I find it challenging to pick up a book and have it hold my interest. However, after reading a few pages of your book “A Heart In Pieces ~ A Return From Devastation”, I was intrigued! I couldn’t put the book down, page after page, I was locked in.

In reading, my heart ached for the little girl longing to be loved, the young woman seeking attention, and the woman mourning the loss of her children & the only true love she ever knew.

As I read the last page and closed the book, I began to see you in a new vision. You are truly the symbol of a Phoenix, as you have arisen from flames, beating all life challenges and defeating hard times. You have been reborn from the ashes of the past, and you now represent the victory of life!” ~Mieka


“Just finished reading your book and all i can ask myself is “how does she (mary) do it?” I hate to read but started and couldnt quit. Not even for a smoke! Lol. Wishin you lots of success with it. It was easy to read but hard to comprehend the struggles but glad to see you found the happiness you deserve! “-Darren

“This is an incredible story of hope and faith. You will follow the life of a little girl full of innocence and wonder to a preteen, teen, a young woman and finally to where she is now. In all of these phases she always had hope, until the rug really got pulled from under her. This is a personal journey that I am sure everyone can relate to, it follows the cycle of life and a return to faith.~”- N. McCormick

“This is one of the most heart wrenching stories I’ve ever read. My heart bled for my cousin from the first chapter. I’m just happy that there is a way back from the brink and this book reinforces that tenfold.”- D. Yaczik

“This book was one of the most compelling reads I have enjoyed in a long time. The range of emotions I felt were from tearful laughs to tears of horror as Mary’s story shows the strength of a woman who dealt with one of the most devastating events that a mother can imagine. She bounced back as a strong willed woman, and makes a life for herself and her husband who supports her and is there when she needs that love and attention.”- L. Kemp

“I encouraged Mary to write this book…I am so glad she did. This book will shock some people and maybe, just maybe, help a few others get through some of the trials they are going through. And on the other hand, you might find out how lucky you are or have been to grow up in your own family… Anyway you MUST read this book.”-B. Renfro