Once Broken

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About the author:
D.M. Hamblin always loved writing whether it was a paper for school or college, advocacy letters, love letters, short stories or business communications. In September 1980, she was accepted to study communications at Boston University's School of Communications to major in public relations. However, life interrupted. She became a single mother the following year instead. While raising her daughter, she went from a short stint on welfare to graduating from the University of Massachusetts with a degree in Legal Studies, and ultimately starting a paralegal career. She wrote the first manuscript of Once Broken in 1995, but abandoned it as her paralegal career excelled. She married the love of her life when her daughter was fourteen, blended two beautiful step daughters. In the early 2000's she built two businesses in the legal industry. In the last ten years, D.M. fell madly in love with three amazing grandchildren, suffered Lyme disease for seven years, and sold her businesses -and in 2015 was blessed to find the time and resources to resume the dream of writing. After twenty years, she unearthed Once Broken, converted it from floppy disk, revised several times, found a talented editor who professionally polished the novel and launched her long awaited writing career.

Once Broken was launched in May 2016 and as of July 2016 has 40 Amazon reviews and a 4.9 star rating. D.M.'s second novel, A Debt to the Devil has a target publication date of January, 2017. D.M. is also working on a sequel to Once Broken, entitled Twice Loved, anticipated target publication date of March, 2017

Once Broken

Authored by D.M. Hamblin

Once Broken is set in Metro Boston between 1970-2009. It's a story about a single mother, Jackie Martin, who has two objectives. First to raise her daughter, Gina with her self-esteem unscathed by her father's abandonment; Second, to see her daughter's father, Tony Salvucci suffer for his abandonment. Both objectives come to pass. With lots of twists and turns and memorable characters, Once Broken is an inspirational story about forgiveness vs. revenge and living one's life moving forward, no matter how painful the past.

Publication Date:
1533237190 / 9781533237194
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Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
6" x 9"
Black and White
Related Categories:
Fiction / Romance / Contemporary

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