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Kay Bratt

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Kay Bratt; Writer, Rescuer, Wanderer

As a writer, Kay used writing to help her navigate a tumultuous childhood, followed by a decade of abuse as an adult. After working her way through the hard years, Kay emerged a survivor and a pursuer of peace--and finally found the courage to share her stories. She is the author of more than a dozen full length books, with ten of those published by Lake Union Publishing. Kay writes women's fiction and historical fiction, and her books have fueled many exciting book club discussions. Her works have been translated into German, Korean, Chinese, Czechoslovakian, and Estonian.

As a rescuer, Kay currently focuses her efforts on animal rescue and is the Director of Advocacy for Yorkie Rescue of the Carolinas. A

Feed Your World Knowledge with a Darn Good Story at Great Sale Prices


First, let me say that The Palest Ink is on sale for only 99 cents currently.

Next, I want you to know that out of all my books I’ve written, this one means the most to me. It was the hardest to write with tons of research. Also the hardest to edit. And I sobbed at the end of creating specific chapters I won’t talk about here, because I hate spoilers.
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Description: Chai and Josi share a bond that transcends ordinary friendship. While Chai has always been Josi’s protector—ever since they were toddlers, growing up together in a small Chinese village—she finds herself helpless when they are both abducted from their families and sold to faraway strangers. In their new home, with the family of the fisherman who bought them, their old lives are torn away piece by piece. But Chai knows she must stay strong if they’re to have any chance of escaping. That same tenacious hope guides Chai’s father, Jun, who fights to find the girls and bring them home, despite seemingly insurmountable odds and a corrupt legal system. The days since the girls were taken soon stretch to weeks and months, but Chai’s spirit remains unbroken and Jun’s resolve unwavering. Set against the backdrop of modern day China, A Thread Unbroken is an inspiring story of remarkable courage, indefatigable hope, and the invisible ties that hold people together, even when everything around them is falling apart.

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"I’d like to thank NetGalley for making E-ARCs of this wonderful book available. I truly enjoyed this book. I rooted for, and cried with the characters as the story unfolded. I highly recommend this story to anyone who enjoys stories about family."
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"Another beautiful book by Kay Bratt. Her books leave you breathless and with tears in your eyes. Both tears of sadness and joy. Heartache and happiness. Such emotions make her books some of the best I’ve ever read. Through in a laugh or two and you h" Read more of this review »
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"What a beautiful story!

It's the story of Quinn, a young woman who has recently lost her mother, the only family she has ever known. But on her deathbed, her mother reveals that the person Quinn thought was her father was not really really her father." Read more of this review »
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“I need to know who I was, in order to go forward and be who I am meant to be.”
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“Sometimes we put walls up not to keep people out, but to see who cares enough to break them down.”
Kay Bratt, Bitter Winds

“you must realize that the world is a very big place. You must keep an open mind and learn new ways to explore beyond what you already know.”
Kay Bratt, The Bridge

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Donna Kay thank you for becoming my friend on Goodreads. Your books look wonderful.

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