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Missing Pieces of My Forever-Heart [Kindle Edition]

Janet Grosshandler
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (75 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Missing Pieces of My Forever-Heart tells the unforgettable story of two teenagers’ fateful decisions and the resulting grown-up consequences that impact their lives and hearts forever.

News and Internet writer Cath Monahan finally has her life on an even keel after the death of her husband and her daughters’ leaving for college. But long-lost ex-high school boyfriend Jame Patterson has a reason for disrupting her peace and dropping back in her life like a stick of dynamite.

Cath and Jame’s history threatens all that she has built and the biggest threat will reveal a long-buried secret.

Filled with the highs and lows of teenage romance, adult struggle and fateful reality, Missing Pieces Of My Forever-Heart is the haunting story of Cath and Jame as they struggle to make things right after so many years of things being wrong.


Editorial Reviews

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Janet has captured all the elements of a real-life story.I could not stop reading this book.
A real story that evoked every emotion!This book is equal parts nostalgia, joy, sorrow, real-life, and fantasy. Such a great story!     Kathy Anderson
I loved this book. Very rarely can I be brought to tears, but by the end of this book i was flowing like a waterfall. It is very beautifully written, and you feel like you are right there going through the emotions and challenges! I would highly recommend this book to anyone!   K. Kuhn
When I first started reading this book late one evening, I thought it would be a fluffy, smaltzy, teen age story, one that I Would probably start skimming at the halfway point and be sorry I ever started it. I WAS SO WRONG!!!

Almost from the first page I knew this book was different. I was drawn into the lives of these two characters and felt their emotions as they drew together and parted and drew together again. Time would separate them but they would never be able to erease the memories and experiences they had shared all those years ago. There are lessons to be learned here, and as I laughed and cried, I was thankful that I kept on reading after that first page! This is a truly beautiful story told with wisdom, humor, and sensitivity.    Patricia J. Mills
This novel grabbed me in the 1st chapter and never let me go. I laughed, I cried and was totally engaged to the very last word. It is a beautful story that knows how to show a range of emotions and throw a punch to the gut, yet is complex enough to keep the reader involved through the ups and downs of relationships and life, joys and sadness, and takes only a few hours to read. I'll be on the lookout for other books by this author.     M. Lewis

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  • File Size: 332 KB
  • Print Length: 169 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007LM0LRC
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #424,132 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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30 of 34 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Janet Does It Again! March 28, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
Janet Grosshandler does a wonderful job of keeping your attention and making you feel as though you are there, where she is, in each chapter of this book, speaking in present and past tenses. The book was, in fact, very hard to put down. She also does a wonderful job of capturing much of the angst and excitement of being a teenager in love and, if I may, being very hormonal in a Catholic school environment! One of my favorite things she does is end the chapters with vows which, depending on what just occurred, change dramatically from chapter to chapter ~ so like a teenager! :-) She captures the status of her leading lady's heart and, so like a teenager, changes it to suit the occasion. Janet also ventures into the areas of cancer and adoption, emotion-packed subject matters. Adoption, especially, is not easy to discuss, or, for some, to read. I have to say that Janet handled the matter with sensitivity, caring, and honesty ~ I feel the portrayal had a very realistic view of what a child in those circumstances might feel when approached by biological parents in their later years. One sign of a good book is that you don't want it to end. And you can easily imagine yourself reading it again. I felt this way towards this one!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Missing Pieces of My Forever-Heart June 24, 2012
By L. Capo
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Unlike most of the other reviewers, I did not find Cath's ability to forgive and forget so quickly all that endearing. I was pretty annoyed with her through about half of the book but by the second half I was reading quickly to see what was going to happen and ended up liking the book more than I thought I would at the beginning. I liked the setup of the chapters alternating from Cath's high school days to her present adult life as a widow with two college age daughters. I thought the description of the Catholic school environment was right on and could absolutely see how Jame would be influenced by that environment. It turned out to be a very emotional and timely story about how we live with the choices we make and how those choices affect us forever.
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18 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Missing Pieces of My Forever Heart March 21, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
Janet has captured all the elements of a real-life story.I could not stop reading this book.
A real story that evoked every emotion!This book is equal parts nostalgia, joy, sorrow, real-life, and fantasy. Such a great story!
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13 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Missing Pieces of My Forever-Heart March 20, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
"I couldn't put it down! This is a well written story about choices, forgiveness, and love.
Impacting and challenging....we must sometimes revisit the past to move forward."
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars ***Tissue Alert*** September 28, 2012
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Oh what a delight this was!! I don't think I have ever cried this hard over a story!! Loved the story line and it flowed so nicely! Loved it !!!

Losing your husband in a horrible accident is just heart wrenching.But now Cath must face her past as it's flung in her face.She left to deal with her ex-boyfriend who shows up from out of nowhere.And he is on a mission. Cath wants to leave the past behind,but Jame is not going to give up so easily.And when Cath gives in to Jame,they find the love they had never died.And now that she knows the truth of why James' wants to look for they're son they had so many years ago,she can't help but want it too.This story will touch you like no other!! ***Tissue Alert***
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Must Read September 28, 2012
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I downloaded 'Missing Pieces' yesterday...thought I'd read a couple of pages and and save the rest for later.....well THAT didn't happen!!! I ended up glued to my computer screen unable to tear myself away....Janet has done a tremendous job of creating characters with depth and sincerity...the story is a credible, totally viable story, one we can all relate to on one level or another....Who doesn't remember their first love, the joy, the anguish, the pain. Many storytellers leave it there...Not Janet...she moves her tale through time and brings the characters back together in a totally plausible fashion. I found myself laughing out loud, smiling as I related to the single Mom, grabbing tissues as the tears slid down my cheeks......Yes the ending is somewhat tragic, but it holds the intrinsic promise of growth and recovery...the underlying strength of Cath shines through (whether she knows it or not!) what an inspiration this is...It reminded me to treasure my family and stop feeling sorry for myself when a small, insignificant obstacle mars my day.....Kudoz to you Janet! for a job well done! looking forward to enjoying the continuation as Cath fights her way back through her grief despite herself......
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I laughed, I cried, I loved it! May 27, 2012
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MISSING PIECES OF MY FOREVER-HEART was an emotion-packed, heart-warming, and heart-wrenching story that held me in its grip from the first page to the last one. It was beautifully written with only a few editing mistakes and all the characters seemed ready to leap from their pages, they were so realistic. The dialogue was authentic and captivating, while the imagery was very vivid and totally believable. Fair warning: do not read this story without a box of tissues handy. However, all the tears will not be sad ones. This story about love in it's many forms was very uplifting and memorable so I definitely recommend reading it ASAP.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars what a great, great book. December 20, 2012
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I laughed. I cried. I cried some more. This book really touched my heart, and at times I forgot it was a novel. I would hightly recomment it!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars loved it First book of Janet Grosshandler's I'd read but ...
loved it First book of Janet Grosshandler's I'd read but it is definitely on my 'to read list' now
Published 4 days ago by janda
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
real good book ...reading 2nd book shattered pieces, fractured heart now
Published 1 month ago by Deb Gibson
1.0 out of 5 stars Pass!
At first, I thought I would really enjoy this book. Then it crossed into being entirely unrealistic. I forced myself to finish it, but wouldn't recommend it.
Published 4 months ago by Patricia Lincoln
4.0 out of 5 stars Deana
.loved the book would highly recommend to anyone. .looking forward to more books by this author. Enough said about this
Published 6 months ago by Denisa Buck
2.0 out of 5 stars Missing Pieces
Easy reading. It made me think of blue skies and sandy beaches and running along the beaches in a pensive mood.
Published 7 months ago by nmrev2012
4.0 out of 5 stars Break my heart, why don't you!
Well done, Janet, you made me cry! While I was eating my dinner too! Not a good combination...unless you intend to lose weight. Read more
Published 9 months ago by loveagoodromance
5.0 out of 5 stars A very touching story
Great writing language and a great story.. Would definitely pick up the next book from these series. The story has a good lesson in it
Published 12 months ago by Rain-com
2.0 out of 5 stars Not credible.
An easy read, except for the bad grammar. I think I'm having my PMS (sorry), I actually felt a tear in the corner of my eye. However I didn't find the story credible. Read more
Published 13 months ago by Ragne
3.0 out of 5 stars A bit too tidy
This book could've earned four stars with a bit more realism. I liked the story line, though it was incredibly sad. Read more
Published 15 months ago by GinnyReader
2.0 out of 5 stars a bit confused
This book starts out as chronicling a teenage romance,then goes into a totally different direction. I liked Cath, the main female character, but Jame, her boyfriend, was a weak,... Read more
Published 16 months ago by mom_247
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More About the Author

Janet Grosshandler is a writer for 20+ years, a former school counselor for 30+ years and a life coach. She is the creator and CEO of Get Stronger, Girlfriend, a movement that helps women live stronger, healthier and more balanced lives. Her girlfriends since 4-years-old, from elementary school, high school, college and adult years have been her anchors in keeping sanity and hope alive. And yes, she would definitely say that at the darkest times of her life, her girlfriends might even have saved her life. Janet's non-fiction ebooks inspire and motivate women to be strong inside and out!
Janet also writes fiction that inspires and motivates women to keep hope and faith strong in their lives and to never give up on love.

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