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- Print Length: 202 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publication Date: November 9, 2013
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B005PTVZCS
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- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,706,222 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
When Ties Break/A Memoir about How to Thrive After Loss Kindle Edition
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More About the Author
*Dale Carnegie Coach & Stephen Minister
*Volunteer with numerous organizations
*Member of several writing groups
*Born in NC but spent much of my life traveling
*Been to 45 of the 50 states
*I love to travel, read, dance, watch movies and spend time with friends.
*Grandmother of four. Single by choice.
*This is my first book, but don't let this stop you from buying it!
Visit me at my website (http://www.margaretnortonlifecoach)to learn more about my business, Life Transitions; and you can find out more information about personal life coaching, motivational speaking, and my book, When Ties Break. I am happy to offer a free consultation for my personal life coaching business. I also have several topics I can speak on for your group such as grief recovery, memoir writing, and forgiveness; and my rates are negotiable! Please feel free to e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions about personal life coaching, speaking, or my book!
Top Customer Reviews
possible to move on with your life despite your dysfunctional family ties and expected life path.
This is a preacher's daughter who redefines her faith and the preconceived notions of what a wife
and mother should be. After being suddenly and painfully ostracized from her family she relays to the reader
how she adapts in the years that follow. She goes through divorce after divorce despite the teachings of her Faith
and her family who taught her not to believe in divorce. When she is free from the broken system of marriage and the role of wife as it was perceived to be in the 70's she finds success in a fulfilling career, a move that may have been prevented had she remained an unhappy housewife. Without familial support she raises her two children as a single mother who truly lets go. Her daughter suffers a terrible drug addiction and the author lets go in a way that most mothers would be unable to do. She takes the bold step of moving out of state for work instead of clinging to her child,trusting in her faith, with a positive outcome for both. Ultimately she learns that what she was taught to want, expect and cherish in life is not what we always need as individuals, and it is possible to be much happier working against society's standards when you seek to find your place in the world. This is a helpful demonstration of one woman's path to her purpose.
Norton has endured everything that a person can name when it comes to the tragedy list. Although at times I couldn't believe what happened in her life and wanted to be the friend that said STOP and just be single and happy; I kept reading to find out if she would find happiness in the end. What I found to be most uplifting was that she didn't JUST rely on God to pull her through life, but with God worked to find what was to be her next step after bankruptcy, divorce, the loss of a parent and it goes on and on. She looked for the next door, while God was providing it.
If you are at a low point after the new year has begun, this may not be the one to pick up just yet, but if you are in the middle of healing from pain - this could be the one to remind you that everyone has a heartache at one point in their life.
Margaret Norton tells the truth about her life and her brave account grips the reader. They say everyone has a story, but the trials this author shares are almost unbelievable in their magnitude. I was immediately drawn into Margaret's problems, and I found myself cheering for her as a friend at the end.
Margaret's testimonials of her faith and how it affected her life from its very beginnings to the outcome of "When Ties Break" are heartening. The book is a spiritual journey as well as a human one. The insights Margaret offer are reason enough to read the book. We also can empathize with Margaret because we are all doing the best we can, but have all made mistakes along the way. Margaret tells it like it is, and shows us the path that worked for her.
One would think a book with this much hardship would be depressing, but it is quite the opposite. The reader feels like he/she is part of a larger community and that there is hope, no matter what his/her current situation.
I recommend this book as a fast read and well-worth it. Adult readers would appreciate it the most."
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Margaret Norton is a brave woman who has made the best out of life in less than ideal circumstances. Read morePublished on November 21, 2011 by TRW
When I first picked up Margaret Norton's thought provoking and inspirational memoir; I thought it would be a book on mourning the loss of a loved one. Read morePublished on November 14, 2011 by Amazon Customer
When sitting down to read this book I wasn't prepared for all the tragedy and heartache the author had endured in her life. Read morePublished on November 12, 2011 by Alexandra
Margaret Norton's story of heartbreak, rejection and, ultimately restoration, is one that's familiar to many of us. Read morePublished on November 11, 2011 by Amazon Customer
This story is truly an inspiration to anyone who feels they have constantly been pushed down. Keep fighting to get up because eventually you will. Read morePublished on November 11, 2011 by Amazon Customer
Going through tough times myself, I really could relate to this book. The book made me feel like I was not the only one that felt like no matter what they did, it was not quite... Read morePublished on November 11, 2011 by M. Schwartz
Throughout life there are many of us that wonder "Why me?" when bad things seem to happen constantly. Read morePublished on November 11, 2011 by Anthony30