Breaking The Silence
Winner of Mom's Choice Gold Medal in the category of Inspirational Fiction! Also the winner of the Pinnacle Book Achievement Award in Inspirational Fiction and a winner of Readers' Favorite 5 Star Review Medal! New winner of 2016 Director's Choice Winner Outstanding Human Relations Courage Indie Book and 2016 Silver Winner Realistic Human Relations Fiction Book! Also winner of the 2017 Gold Medal for Inspirational Fiction from Reader's Favorite!
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.
About Diamante Lavendar (Green Bay, Wisconsin Author)
I am an award winning author of two books with another one due to be published in early summer 2018. I write fiction, nonfiction, poetry and paranormal. I am also an award winning artist!
My first book, Breaking The Silence is a fiction story based on my life. (Categorized as fiction only because names and places have been changed.) Breaking The Silence has won six awards for Inspirational Fiction and deals with overcoming subjects such as abuse, loss and addiction.
My second book, Poetry and Ponderings, also deals with the subjects of abuse and loss. It is a chapbook about my life categorized as nonfiction. Poetry and Ponderings has won eight awards for poetry, inspiration and nonfiction.