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I went up to their bedrooms to tell them, one more time for this day, that I love them. But my children are asleep. So I kissed them both, taking a long moment to memorize their peaceful faces and listen to the steadiness of their breaths. I said, “I love you” as I shut their doors.

Curious, isn’t it? Such a hollow feeling, saying “I love you” to someone who, for whatever reason, cannot receive... Read more of this blog post »
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Average rating: 4.07 · 181 ratings · 35 reviews · 3 distinct works · Similar authors
October Snow
3.97 of 5 stars 3.97 avg rating — 156 ratings — published 2012
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AN EARLY FROST (October Sno...
4.79 of 5 stars 4.79 avg rating — 19 ratings — published 2014
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4.5 of 5 stars 4.50 avg rating — 6 ratings — published 2014
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AN EARLY FROST by Jenna Brooks
AN EARLY FROST (October Snow, Part Two)
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Readers had a lot of questions after October Snow, and the two most common ones were: 1. "What became of Maxine?" and 2. "Did the truth about what happened to Jo ever come out?"

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This is a 5-Star coming-of-age, rock'n'roll drama.

Kid, Joey, Cecily, and Tash are the band called "Cry Baby Jake". They're four determined, naive kids who take off on their own, recklessly chasing down a dream - one that the world tells them they can
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“If you have survived an abuser, and you tried to make things right… If you forgave, and you struggled, and even if the expression of your grief and your anger tumbled out at times in too much rage and too many words… If you spent years hanging on to the concepts of faith, hope, and love, even after you knew in your heart that those intangibles, upon which life is formed and sustained, would fail in the end… And especially, if you stood between your children - or anyone - and him, and took the physical, emotional, and spiritual pummeling in their stead, then you are a hero.”
Jenna Brooks

“Don’t cheat people out of loving you, and love them back - right where they stand. And if they turn away, let you down, leave you feeling mocked… Well, you’ll survive the true fools of the world. You’ll grow wise from the experience, if you don’t hide yourself away.

Live with your heart wide-open. The one thing you must know, to avoid falling into cynicism, is this:

Be careful of asking for nothing at all - because that's what you'll end up with.”
Jenna Brooks

“...avoid – like the measles – phony laughter. No, really. If you don’t find it to be funny, don't laugh. More evil and injustice has gotten a foothold in this world because of polite, counterfeit laughter – a desire to not “offend”, or to not be “peculiar” - than anything else.

But when you do laugh, let your belly shimmy.”
Jenna Brooks

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