Beyond the Broken by Sharisse Kimbro
Sharisse Kimbro leaves no hardship unrecognized in her beautifully written book, Beyond the Broken. When five outwardly successful friends come together in the aftermath of a tragic event, they discover inwardly they are all emotionally distraught, overwhelmed, and damaged. After neglecting their friendships for sometime, it was apparent to each that strong relationships are the keys to a happy, healthy, and full life.
The vulnerability of each woman is very relatable and I found myself identifying very strongly with qualities of each. Kimbro’s ability to supercede race issues to appeal to all women equally makes this story a work of art. Eloquently and gracefully, Kimbro writes of difficult topics such as suicide, domestic abuse, affairs, and abortions, showing that life is not black and white and struggles people go through are very real.
Not only is it important to take the time to discuss pain and hardships, but to take the time to learn to let go of them. Beyond the Broken is not only a fictional story to get lost in and enjoy, but a revelation; a call to action for any reader who may be feeling lost and not knowing where to turn. As Kimbro’s unique tale points out, there is always hope, and always help.
Kimbro’s flawless writing style, attention to detail, and elegant language make reading this book very gratifying. The rich description of the San Fransisco Bay Area made me feel as if I’d been there forever, even though I’ve never visited. I could picture the Chicago scene that I’ve come to know so well through the portrayal of the city streets, skyscrapers, and the lakefront Kimbro so expertly depicted.
I so enjoyed reading this book and I would recommend it to anyone. After finishing Beyond the Broken, it left me wanting more. You can get the book on Amazon in hard copy, paperback, or kindle here: http://ow.ly/t2gBU . Happy Reading!