Brenda Kennedy, an award winning and Amazon bestselling author, is a true believer of romance. Her stories are based on the relationships that define our lives - compassionate, emotionally gripping, and uplifting novels with true to life characters, that stay with her readers long after the last page is turned.
Her varied, not always pleasant background has given her the personal experience to take her readers on an emotional, sometimes heart wrenching, journey through her stories.
Brenda has been a struggling single mom, a survivor of domestic abuse, waitress, corrections officer, hostage negotiator and a corrections nurse. She is also a wife, mom, and grandmother. Even though her life was not always rainbows and butterflies, she is a survivor and believes her struggles have made her the person she is today.
Brenda is the author of the award winning book, Forever Country (The Rose Farm Trilogy Book 1). She has been dubbed "The Queen of Cliffhangers" by her adoring readers because books one and two always have a cliffhanger ending. In Brenda's own words, "I write series that end in cliffhangers, because I love them. I always give away the first book in each series so you have nothing to lose by reading it."
She was born and raised in Zanesville, Ohio and moved to SW Florida in 2006 with her husband Rex. They have a combined family, and she often jokes about not remembering what child belongs to who.
on May 04, 2015 :
I liked the story line. Unfortunately through out the book I felt like the characters and delivery was stiff and unfamiliar. I cried quite a bit which is a tribute to the story line but wasn't able to fully connect with it because of the formality.
(review of free book)
Willow Star Serenity
on Feb. 02, 2015 :
I just finished reading Shattered Dreams. It is the first book in The Freedom Trilogy written by Brenda Kennedy. Emma is living her dream life. She is married to the man she loves with all her heart and soul, and they just gave birth to their first child. Then, he’s deployed early and killed overseas. She is devastated over his loss, but she must learn to pick up the pieces for her son. Can she move on and find love again or will her heart be forever shattered?
I loved this book. I must say that at the beginning I had to push myself to continue reading. That isn’t because of bad reasons though. It was a great start. The story was so beautiful. That’s why I didn’t want to continue reading. I knew from the title and description that bad things were headed. I didn’t want to reach that part. I’m glad I did and kept reading. This is a very detailed and very beautiful story. I fell in love with all of the characters, especially Emma and James.
There wasn’t anything I disliked about this book. It was well written. I almost didn’t want to put it down. Oh how life interferes with our reading time sometimes. I do fully recommend that if a person reads this book they have tissues on hand though. Sometimes it can bring a person to tears.
I fully recommend this book. It is a beautifully written emotional story. The characters are easy to connect with. The story is easy to follow. It’s not the typical cheesy story that we usually see. It has its own unique twist. I am so honored that I was able to read this book. I will be reading the rest of this trilogy. I also plan to read her other books as well. This author has talent.
(review of free book)