About the Book
This story is about women and for women.
Can broken hearts be mended?
Alexandra is a dreamer, the youngest child of a large, reserved family. She longs to escape her small-town life and begins a secret life when she is nearly sixteen, singing at a small pub in the next town over. Her parents find out and give her a choice: stop singing or leave home. She leaves and soon finds herself involved with a much older man. When she discovers she is pregnant, however, her entire life changes once more. She sets out on a journey to a big city, determined to make her own choices and find her dreams, regardless of the challenges she faces.
Between the life chosen for us and that we chose, we learn lessons that we forget with time. We end up sinking, derail from the right path, and then miss opportunities as we dread embarking on new waves, thanks to the depth of the wounds caused by those closest to us. But when we feel most disappointed in ourselves, we must be strong and remember we deserve happiness, justice, and success.
This novel follows the life and journey of a young woman facing an unexpected pregnancy without support from anyone and choosing to chase her dreams anyway.
About the Author
Badiaa Hiresh was born in 1964 in Lebanon, where she lived and worked, raising two daughters. She also lived in the United States, which gave her an international perspective on her home country. She has worked in the family jewelry business and in education and encourages women to speak through her blog, Your Everyday Coffee. Hiresh is also the author of Mommy, I Am a Pacer and Where Is My Angel?