New Novel Reveals the Story of a Family and a Mother in Crisis

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Author Carolyn D. Smith explores the ripple effects of failed relationships through the struggles and triumphs of the characters in “The Ultimate Heartbreak”

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According to projections made by the Americans for Divorce Reform “Probably, 40 or possibly even 50 percent of marriages will end in divorce if current trends continue.” Divorce is a complex and devastating ordeal not just for the couples involved but also for their children and families. In her new novel, “The Ultimate Heartbreak”, author Carolyn D. Smith examines the ripple effects of failed marriages through the struggles and triumphs of people whose lives are irrevocably changed by it.

In the novel, Smith introduces Selena, an everywoman, who realizes that her husband, Fred, is not the man she married. Still reeling from the pain of their unsuccessful marriage, Selena finds herself confronting yet another debacle; Fred has taken their son, Ronny, away from her. The once timid and frightened woman must gather courage and strength as she embarks on a relentless fight not just for her own life but for that of her son.

A poignant story of redemption, self-discovery and of losing and finding love, “The Ultimate Heartbreak” explores the essence of family, motherhood and love as it exposes some of the problems that today’s couples face.

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About the Author
Carolyn Diane Smith was born in Knoxville, Tennessee. She spent her youth and much of her adult life in Chicago, Illinois, weathering the storms of nature and of life. Her first writing was a short story about the death of her daughter, her youngest child. Smith resides in Nesbit, Mississippi, with her husband and mother.

The Ultimate Heartbreak * by Carolyn D. Smith
Publication Date: August 6, 2012
Trade Paperback; $19.99; 135 pages; 978-1-4771-4876-1
Trade Hardback; $29.99; 135 pages; 978-1-4771-4877-8
eBook; $3.99; 978-1-4771-4878-5

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