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Linked Lives: A Memoir of an Extraordinary 40-Year Friendship
Winner of the 2014 Beverly Hills International Book Awards relationship category, Linked Lives is the kind of book that leaves a reader feeling better for having read it. If you've ever had a friend who knew all your secrets, a friend you could call and pick-up the conversation from wherever you left off (whether it'd been a day or a decade since the last time you spoke), ...more
Paperback, 242 pages
Published October 31st 2013 by Wizard of Words
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It’s been said you’re stuck with family, but have the privilege of choosing your friends. And when friendships last for decades, “till death do us part,” they are more precious than gold. Such is the story Brookes shares in Linked Lives, her tribute to her best friend of 40 years, Lori. I fell in love with both these gals. I shared their laughter, their tears, their ups and downs as they traveled through this journey called life. While Lori’s life ended way too early, their shared memories are ...more
Reading Linked Lives reminded me of my own dear friend Charlene who died way too soon. Like Bonny and Lori, Charlene and I had a friendship that lasted many years, through husbands, pregnancies, children, job changes and tragedies. Bonny's book brought it all back to me, and I must admit, I grieved again for the friendship that enriched my life. Bonny Brooks wrote this book to honor her friend Lori and in doing so has reminded us all of the beauty and joy of long-term friendships. I ...more
Bonny spent her earliest years near the banks of the Mighty Mississippi in Iowa, and later on near Saginaw Bay in Michigan. Since graduating from CMU, she's lived in Texas, California and New Mexico. For now, she lives in the hill country of central Texas. Inspired by the wildlife and gorgeous vista of hills, water and daily sunsets, she writes inspirational stories hoping to help others overcome ...more