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Take a Piece of my Heart reviews


Amazing debut novel!!! Could not put it down!

By Tiffany Williams on March 14, 2015

"Who am I and what am I running from you ask? my name is Kara Salinger Morino, and I'm a thirty-two year old ignoramus who at the age of nineteen, made the most colossal mistake of my life."

What a breath of fresh air!

I could not put my kindle down because I was so caught up in the mind of Kara. This was an amazing debut book, and I am so honored to have read it.

I was pulled in right from the start. I enjoyed the humor that Kara had even when her world was crumbling around her. This book pulls at your heartstrings so much. You find yourself wanting to reach in and hug her as she tries to live in the day to day life she feels stuck in.

This story deals with the subject of domestic abuse. The author did a wonderful job letting us into the mind of a woman that has stayed strong her whole life under the hands of the ones that were supposed to love her.

"I was raised in an abusive home and married an abusive spouse. It was all I'd ever known."

The character of Kara will always hold a piece of my heart. As the story unfolds and she takes charge of her life for the first time, you cheer her on and want to keep pushing her forward. You watch her become the woman she always knew she could be, but was afraid to.

"I am a firm believer that when one chapter closes in your life, another will begin. I am determined that this chapter beginning will lead me to what I have been searching for. My hopes are for a bright light at the end of this long, dark tunnel."

But don't think this story is all heartbreaking and sad, because it is far from it. Yes, there are moments that make you want to shed a tear or two, but overall it's just a story of discovery. I loved the way Kara's mind worked. How she brought humor into everything and how blunt she was. I could see her being my friend!

My favorite part about this book is when her past meets her present. I'm not telling secrets because you should read it for yourself;) But let me tell you, it's a perfect circle in the twisted life Kara was given. True love is always worth the wait.

This book was everything I thought it would be and more! Overcoming abuse is not easy, but there is always someone out there to help. Kara found out that there is a light at the end of that dark tunnel.

Wonderful debut novel!!! Can't wait to read more from Diane Rose Duffy!!


Great New Author!

By Tdez95 on March 18, 2015

Amazing story, couldn't put it down! Such a fun, witty story with some very serious subjects as well. Had me laughing one minute, in suspense another and crying at another. The author is new to me and grabbed my attention from the first page and kept me turning page after page. Tough subjects such as domestic violence and rape are topics in the book and I love that you can live through the characters and their feelings through the situations that arise. Kara sure did deserve her happily ever after and I was so happy it was with DJ, my heart just soared at how that all came about, loved how the author allowed them to meet again so many years later. Mitch was a great guy, he deserved so much happiness but Kara's heart was always with DJ. Thank you Diane for letting me read this amazing story, it was so heart warming.


Awesome book

By Angelique Keeling on July 21,2015

This book was hard to put down. I love that it was in first person. The main character Kara had me cheering for her the whole book. I couldn't find one thing I didn't like. I would recommend this book to everyone


I felt like I was inside this story along with Kara and ...,

By Leilani Wierzbicki on January 22, 2015

YOU HAVE GOT TO READ THIS BOOK!! I do not often find myself reading books of this kind, but I can honestly say this book took me 7 1/2 hrs to read bc I could not put this book down. I felt like I was inside this story along with Kara and experiencing all of her joy and heartbreak. Kara's story takes u on a journey through unbelievable heartbreaking moments but will also make u laugh when u want to cry, scream when u have nothing to say, and will leave u wanting more.

There is sooo much I want to say about this story but I can't put it all in words, u would have to read this story to truly understand the feelings I am feeling right now towards this book. Diane Rose Duffy is an exceptional writer and I can not wait for her to publish more books. AHHHHHHH I love this book



By Serina on January 21, 2015

I LOVED this book - best I have read in like FOREVER! It started out intense and I was holding my breath and gripping my Kindle while wiping tears from my eyes. The story is told in first person POV which is tricky, but this author mastered it to perfection. AMAZING! Once the main character (Kara) began her journey towards her 'happily ever after', the book became quite funny. So humorous that I would find myself laughing out loud in public.

The plot was like no other I have ever read. There were twists and turns that would sneak up on me .. SURPRISE - GOTCHA! There was a point near the end of the book that I thought to myself that this predicament could never work out for the characters. For the life of me, I couldn't figure out how the author was going to pull Kara out of the predicament she was in. NO ..nothing was going to work to make everyone happy. Then...WOW!! The author pulled it all together in a way that worked perfectly. It warmed my soul and had me sobbing. It was just that awesome.

At first I hesitated to read this book because the reviews and synopsis indicated it was about spousal abuse and I thought ..UGH how depressing can that be!?!? I figured it would be a down in the dumps sort of read. It so is NOT!! The book is more about the journey this woman makes after she walks away from an 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 pretty hilarious for the most part but does have some moments when tissues will be required. I rate this 5 Stars but wish I could rate it with much more stars than that. Wonderful read!!


Warm, Engaging and Funny!!

By Denise Johnson on November 8, 2014

Take A Piece of My Heart is a warm, engaging, funny and entertaining love story that is a must read for any romance lover.

Duffy has a crafty way of storytelling that brings the characters to life. This is a love story that will leave you feeling good.

Kara is a free-spirit on the cusp of womanhood, following her heart even when it leads her into danger. Though her bad choices bring her face-to-face with the dark side of human nature, her heartfelt desires to find a pure and everlasting love give her the courage to take chances.

In her debut novel, Duffy has done a superb job. I look forward to more!



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