Beautifully Broken (A Novel) by Jack Keeton
Jack will break your heart. But his own heart and soul remain intact, guarded by a hedge of protection placed by his beloved grandmother Sylvania not long before he was born.
Sylvania’s protection is with him during extreme abuse and poverty in mid-century Appalachia. It teaches him to detach and find his angels; never allowing him to lose his faith.
In this fictional coming-of-age story based loosely on the author’s life, we watch Jack grow from a young, neglected boy to a successful man, grateful for the hardships that set him on the path to where he is now.
A tale of faith and love, strength and survival, Beautifully Broken will renew your own convictions in the power of redemption and the tenderness that reaches across generations.
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Jack currently lives in the same town in Ohio were his family migrated to from Elliott county Kentucky, in the early 50s. His children and grandchildren live within walking distance from he and his wife of 42 years.
His wish is that you see beauty in the ashes as he has learned to.
This book was a work of love and discovery and yes in bringing you a story obviously the dialogue is fiction but the content is based on his journey and recollections of a child! In the words of the great Maya Angelou people will forget what you said but never forget the way you made them feel!
Speak love and kindness and inspiration into your children! And never forget the love our family that came before us lined the paths we find ourselves on! This book is a short read by design, I have learned that too many words can distract from what you wish to say.