Gwendolyn Broadmore

Goodreads Author


Born
Canada
Website

Member Since
January 2018


Gwendolyn Broadmore lives in Ontario with her husband and their opinionated parrot Blue.
The sudden, violent death of her son, Liam, as well as the stories of the countless bereaved parents
who have shared their pain with her, inspired this book.
In the early days of her grief, Gwen found
that reading the stories of others carried and consoled her. She hopes "Life Came to a Standstill" will likewise provide validation and encouragement to those who may struggle with the deep anguish of
sorrow and the loneliness of loss.
Gwen’s first publication, Grief and the Courts, a not-for-profit booklet resource for surviving victims of violent crime, is available online.

Contributing Writers: Carol Reid-LeClair, Helen Jay, Janet Rice, Beverley Ogus,
...more

To ask Gwendolyn Broadmore questions, please sign up.

Popular Answered Questions

Gwendolyn Broadmore It may sound "corny," but I feel that each writer has an important story trapped inside just begging to be released. For me, the best thing about bein…moreIt may sound "corny," but I feel that each writer has an important story trapped inside just begging to be released. For me, the best thing about being a writer is making "the difference," and setting that story free. Once this happens, truly it has a life of its own.(less)
Gwendolyn Broadmore For me, inspiration comes from day to day life. And the beginning of the story is not so difficult, since it feels as if the words are fighting to esc…moreFor me, inspiration comes from day to day life. And the beginning of the story is not so difficult, since it feels as if the words are fighting to escape confinement. The hard part is to write the story the way it asks to be written, and to continue to the end regardless of setbacks.(less)
Average rating: 4.29 · 21 ratings · 7 reviews · 1 distinct workSimilar authors
Life Came to a Standstill: ...

4.29 avg rating — 21 ratings4 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating

* Note: these are all the books on Goodreads for this author. To add more, click here.

Upcoming Events

No scheduled events. Add an event.

Gwendolyn’s Recent Updates

Gwendolyn Broadmore rated a book really liked it
Still Here by Amy Stuart
Still Here
by Amy Stuart (Goodreads Author)
Rate this book
Clear rating
Still Here, by Amy Stuart is a fast-paced twisty thriller that will challenge you to speed read. Clare is on the run; frantically looking for her colleague and fellow Private Investigator. Clare thinks she trusts Malcolm but doesn't know him well. No ...more
Gwendolyn Broadmore rated a book it was amazing
Cilka's Journey by Heather   Morris
Rate this book
Clear rating
Cilka's Journey: this riveting work of fiction, by Heather Morris, is based on a brave true-life-story. Hardly more than a child when imprisoned in Auschwitz-Birkenau; miraculously, Cilka Klein survives three long years of unbearable terror and abuse ...more
Gwendolyn Broadmore rated a book it was amazing
Magic Hour by Kristin Hannah
Magic Hour
by Kristin Hannah (Goodreads Author)
Rate this book
Clear rating
Kristin Hannah's novel, Magic Hour, truly is magical. In the midst of a gossipy West Coast small town, a terrified young girl suddenly appears. Apparently, she's walked out an ancient old growth forest: the nearly million acres of impenetrable darkne ...more
Gwendolyn Broadmore rated a book liked it
The Love Season by Elin Hilderbrand
The Love Season
by Elin Hilderbrand (Goodreads Author)
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Love Season, by Elin Hilderbrand offers a treat for "foodies" as well as readers who savour an intriguing mystery interwoven with friendship, love, deception, and (perhaps) forgiveness and healing. The secrets we squirrel away don't always stay c ...more
My Dark Vanessa by Kate Elizabeth Russell
Gwendolyn Broadmore rated a book liked it
11th Hour by James Patterson
Rate this book
Clear rating
11th Hour, by James Patterson & Maxine Paetro: this super suspenseful crime drama, can offer a little mini-escape from day-to-day events, and personal worries. Detective Lindsay Boxer is pregnant but this doesn't slow down crime, or her dedication to ...more
Gwendolyn Broadmore rated a book it was amazing
The Book of Lost Names by Kristin Harmel
The Book of Lost Names
by Kristin Harmel (Goodreads Author)
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Book of Lost Names, by Kristin Harmel: a riveting fast-paced novel, inspired by a brave true-life tale from World War 11. In a roller-coaster-ride of intensity, this beautiful book unlocks every imaginable emotion. Eva Traube Abrams, advanced in ...more
Gwendolyn Broadmore rated a book really liked it
Too Much and Never Enough by Mary L. Trump
Rate this book
Clear rating
Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World's Most Dangerous Man, by Mary L. Trump: a powerful non-fiction read, by Donald Trump's only niece. While, by her own admission, Ms. Trump may not be a writer, in my opinion she has valuable c ...more
Gwendolyn Broadmore rated a book really liked it
Postscript by Cecelia Ahern
Rate this book
Clear rating
Postscript by Cecelia Ahern, a glorious sequel to PS I Love you, offers something special for any reader. In the author's ineffable style the story brims with the dynamics of friendship, of family, including the complexities of love and loss. For any ...more
Gwendolyn Broadmore rated a book liked it
What Happens in Paradise by Elin Hilderbrand
Rate this book
Clear rating
What Happens in Paradise, by Elin Hilderbrand, spills drama, romance, and lush tropical ambience onto your summer day. Irene Steele's comfortably settled world is flipped totally upside down when, out-of-the blue, she learns that her loving husband, ...more
More of Gwendolyn's books…
“. . . forgive me
If you are not living
if you, my beloved, my love
if you
have died,
all the leaves will fall on my breast
it will rain upon my soul night and day
the snow will burn my heart,
I shall walk with cold and fire and death and snow
my feet will want to march toward where you sleep,
but
I shall go on living . . .”
Elisabeth Robinson, The True and Outstanding Adventures of the Hunt Sisters




Comments (showing 1-1)    post a comment »
dateUp arrow    newest »

Gwendolyn Broadmore "Eleanor Oliphant is completely fine," by Gail Honeyman, is an amazing debut novel. It's a gripping journey which combines mystery with an unusual love story. You may need to "hang in there" and give it a chance. But it's worth the effort.


back to top