When Love Abides Broken

A Memoir of Family Tumult amid Emotional Deprivation, Betrayal, and Divorce

by Aidan Brezovar



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 6/15/2022

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 434
ISBN : 9781665719643
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 434
ISBN : 9781665719629
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 434
ISBN : 9781665719636

About the Book

Following his 81year old mother’s stroke, Aidan Brezovar leaves Skyline in the Midwest after thirty years of Catholic ordained ministry there. With the health scare catapulting his mother into a total life review, Aidan’s move to the Lavaro ranch comes at a critical time. Petite, with dark silver hair, a happy, open face, a ready smile, and an Irish sparkle in her eyes, Zoe Lavaro is much more than the “cute little lady” she is thought to be by most people who meet her. She is a shrewd observer of human behavior with a born survivor’s critical eye, hunger for security, and willingness to risk whatever it takes to get her needs met. Brezovar’s mission is to care for his mother at their mountain ranch, but he must also contend with his stepfather, who invited him to come but wrangles with Aidan about virtually everything after he arrives. The consequences of Aidan’s move touch every member of the family. This book is about a family’s struggle to adjust to change, the hidden fault lines that can ruin relationships, and the uncovering of love’s true tensile strength when stressed by emotional deprivation, abuse, jealousy, and betrayal. Brezovar also examines the searing pain brought about by divorce and remarriage. When the dust finally settles, families are transformed.

About the Author

Aidan Brezovar was born in the Midwest into an ethnic, Catholic family with strong parish roots. Raised to believe that family constitutes life’s bedrock, his worldview was shaken at his parents’ divorce and remarriage when he was in his early twenties. Brezovar spent thirty-five years serving in the Midwest and West as a Catholic priest in university, parish, and diocesan administration settings.