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About the Book
Title: Breaking the Silence
Author: Diamante Lavendar
Genre: Women’s Fiction
Based on a true story, a new novel from Diamante Lavendar. 
Joan Eastman was born like any other girl. However her life would prove to be a life of great pain… 
Growing
up, she was treated differently by family members, powerless to defend
herself against their sexual and psychological abuse. Feeling she had
been dealt a wicked hand by the “powers that be”, she spiraled into
substance abuse and troubled relationships. She became a victim of
addiction and self-hatred. Not giving up, she becomes aware of a greater
spiritual being that protects her and she begins to heal. Then she
finds herself pregnant. She learns to understand nothing is hopeless;
that with a changed view and self discovery, there is real hope in every
situation, no matter how difficult. As she and her husband look forward
to the birth of their child, she writes in her diary as a way of
expelling all of the evil memories. On bed rest for the duration of her
pregnancy, she endures tests and tribulations that at first she couldn’t
begin to understand. But no matter how high the hurdles in Joan’s life
are, she doesn’t look back, and pulls the pieces of her life
together…for herself and her unborn child. This inspirational story
speaks of Joan’s gradual self acceptance and healing of her body, mind
and spirit. It speaks of the possibilities of the future and the
fulfillment of the dream of love and family. And it speaks of jumping
the hurdles in life without looking back, no matter how high those
hurdles may be
Author Bio
Diamante
Lavendar has been in love with reading since she was a child. She spent
many hours listening to her mother read to her when she was young. As
she grew older, she enjoyed reading novels of all genres: horror,
fantasy and some romance to name a few.
She
began writing in college and published some poetry in anthologies over
the years. After her kids were older, she wrote as a form of self
expression and decided she wanted to share her stories with others.
Most
of her writing is very personal and stems from her own experiences and
those of her family and friends. She writes to encourage hope and
possibility to those who read her stories.
Diamante
believes that everyone should try to leave their own positive mark in
the world, to make it a better place for all. Writing is the way that
she is attempting to leave her mark—one story at a time.
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Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Breaking-Silence-Diamante-Lavendar/dp/1502381257/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1431415316&sr=8-5&keywords=breaking+the+silence