"Rich with emotion, internal conflict." Shattered Reality by @BrooklynandBo

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Shattered Reality

Brooklyn and Bo Chronicles

Written by Brenda Perlin

Genre: Coming of Age

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When Brooklyn meets Bo, their lives are instantly turned upside down. 

Brooklyn and Bo, each unhappily married to someone else, have to decide whether to stay with their spouses or give up everything for each other. Find out what Brooklyn's husband and Bo's soon-to-be ex-wife do to break them up. 

Shattered Reality is the first book in a three part series that follows the main character, Brooklyn throughout her childhood, adult life and then what seems like an “endless” journey towards redemption.

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Fans are saying

Shattered Reality is a heartfelt and poignant "reminiscence" written as fiction. Ms. Perlin tells her life story openly, honestly, and without pretension. Her book traces her life in Southern California from her childhood in the '60s, her coming of age in the '80s, her marriage in the '90s and her divorce not long ago.

It's a story rich with emotion, internal conflict, and amusing and heartwarming anecdotes. And, much sadness—loss, and illness strike "Brooklyn".

It's a compelling story told in a direct, accessible, conversational manner—the story of a woman's struggle to find direction, and ultimately, true love—two things most of the rest of us struggle to find. Ms. Perlin invites you into her life, her mind, and her heart, and you find yourself sharing, and caring, with her.

If you’re expecting the usual angst and a happy ever after, you won’t get it here. Instead you’ll get a train wreck of lives—much like that horrid tragedy on the news you don't want to read about, but keep watching the video and looking at photos because you just can't stop.

Written in first person from the point of Brooklyn, the 'homewrecker', her narration often wanders to what you think is off subject, but I suddenly realized, it's exactly how we all relate a story—with free association. When I caught onto that, I went back and started the book again, and it made so much more sense to me.

It left me wrung me out and limp on the floor. Even my dreams last night were affected. I have the sequel, but will read a few happy ever afters in between. It's that powerful.

Author Bio

Brenda Perlin

Brenda Perlin is an independent adult contemporary fiction author. Brenda evokes emotional responses in her readers by using a provocatively unique writing style. Her latest book, Home Wrecker, captures the soul-wrenching conflicts of a personal struggle for emotional fulfillment. 

Ever since Brenda was a child she has been fascinated with writing. She draws her biggest inspiration from Judy Blume. This sparked a passion in Brenda to pursue personal expression through writing. Once she was old enough to go to coffee shops alone, Brenda recalls losing herself in the world of writing, all while documenting her ideas on paper napkins.