“Their strength and ferocity stem from below the surface where their roots are forever tangled, interwoven in such a way that for the remainder of time they bloom together, and when winter finally prevails, they perish as one…until spring brings them to life once again.”
No one loves them, no one cares about them, no one even sees them until they end up in Mary Rodriguez’s home, an outpost for Sacred Heart’s troubled youth program. It is within these walls that the four teens forge unlikely friendships. They experience the intensity of first loves, share secrets, and suffer losses, vowing to make the world a better place in spite of their personal battles with addiction, depression, loneliness, and abuse. But when the unthinkable happens, those friendships are tested in ways they never could have imagined.
Will they find strength enough to survive or will their bonds be too fractured to heal them yet again?
Patricia‘s Review – 5 Stars: ☆☆☆☆☆
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
One of the most beautiful stories I have ever read! EVER!
It will stay with me for a long long time for sure, as it is impossible to forget these characters.
I don’t think this book can be reviewed as any other book.
For as much as I try to find words to state my feelings for this story, I CAN’T!
This is one of those stories YOU NEED to read. Your DAUGHTERS and SONS need to read it. EVERYONE needs to read it! There’s such a depth within that needs to be absorbed and not told from someone who read it.
After reading Genesis, Adam, Chloe and Lukas story, I feel so much rich inside myself.
Their powerful story made me stop and think about the dos and the don’ts. I’ve cried so much and smiled even more because no matter what, I wont ever forget these four friends and their journey.
Such a beautiful book as this one deserves all the stars in the galaxy and all the wildflowers on earth!
L.B. Simmons I NEED to read all of your books because you just got a huge fan!
Meet L.B. Simmons
After graduating from Texas A&M University, L.B. Simmons did what any biomedical science major could do. She entered the workforce as a full-time chemist. Years later, never in her wildest dreams would she have imagined herself a USA Today Bestselling contemporary romance author as well.
What began as a memoir for her children, ended up being her first self-published book, Running on Empty. Initially it was written to chronicle their actions, their phrases, and their silly arguments so that when they were older, they would always have those memories. The memoir soon began to take on a life of its own, morphing into the story of a single mother with three little girls finding love when she least expected it. Soon after, her girls were given reoccurring roles in the remainder of what became the Mending Hearts series.
That’s how her journey as an author began, and she hopes to God it never ends.
L.B. Simmons doesn’t just write books. With each new work, she attempts to compose journeys of love and self-discovery so she may impart life lessons to readers. Several novels later, she’s tackled suicide, depression, bullying, eating disorders, as well as physical and sexual abuse, all the while weaving elements of humor into the storylines in effort to balance the difficult topics. Often described as roller coaster rides, her novels are known for eliciting a wide range of emotions in each story she tells.
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