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Take a Piece of my Heart

by Diane Rose Duffy

ISBN-10: 1501002678
  (Printed Trade Paperback)

ISBN-13: 978-1501002670
  (Printed Trade Paperback)

   (Kindle eBook)

Kara begins her journey as a youthful innocent woman who marries the town bad boy against her parent's wishes. A James Dean rebel clone...THAT GUY. You know the type because we have all had one of those in our past. Am I right? Though her bad choices bring her face-to-face with the dark side of human nature, Kara's heartfelt desire to find a pure and everlasting love give her the courage to take chances.

This is the story of Kara and her quest to find her voice, freedom from her past and her own identity. She is a strong spirited female with a snarky attitude and an often-colorful viewpoint on life. Kara is no Barbie doll (either in build or temperament) and thus, her tale will relate to many female readers.

Take a Piece of My Heart is Kara's journey of love, friendships, romance, lust and loss. She learns slowly that mistrust, love and hatred of some people may require a second chance.

This book will have you laughing out loud one moment and reaching for the tissue box soon after. It is an emotional read which will grab your heart from the first page and not release it until the final page.

NOTE: Some readers may hesitate to read this book because the synopsis indicates it is about spousal abuse so they assume the book is a depressing read. That is absolutely not the case with Take a Piece of My Heart. This book is focused more on the journey Kara takes after she walks away from her abusive relationship. She married at a young age so she has only been with one man and is naive to the dating scene. The book is actually quite humorous for the most part, but does have some moments when tissues will be required.

Publisher's Summary

Thirteen years: That's how long Kara Salinger stays married to Danny Morino, which is a very long time considering his abusive behavior toward her. But eventually Kara musters up the courage and strength to leave Danny. And with that first step, she begins a great journey in search of her own "happily ever after".

Kara is 32 when she starts anew. She's been with just one man and has only one friend. Yet she forges ahead, trying out Internet dating - to comical effect - and learning about dating, sex, and friendship along the way to discovering that there are many types of families in this world.

Join Kara on her journey, and be prepared for many twists, turns, and surprises. Take a Piece of My Heart will make you laugh, cry, and experience just about every other human emotion. It might even make you blush a little, as Kara's candor is sometimes brazen. You never know what words may spew out of her mouth as she experiences life's ups and downs - but rest assured they're always honest, heartfelt, and hopeful.

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