Thursday, May 27, 2010

Broken: A Love Story by Lisa Jones w/ giveaway

Lisa Jones went on a four day magazine assignment to the Wind River Reservation in Wyoming.  A Northern Arapaho, also quadriplegic, is heard to have the gift of  breaking a horse without force.  But not only breaking horses is his gift.  He's rumored to be able to heal people, spiritually and physically.

Stanford Addison spent his young life dealing drugs, romancing the girls, having a party time -- until one fateful tragic night.  Waking up quadriplegic, Stanford tried to adjust to his new life, but with the loss of his limbs came a new gift.  A gift of spirit, of healing.  Stanford was so shocked and scared of these gifts, he tried to end his own life.  But he didn't, and now he breaks horses from his wheelchair, and helps others find peace within.

Lisa kept going back to the reservation for over four years.  She learned Stanfords life over time, he never told it one sitting.  She became to know him, and as she did, she shares her own tragic story.   But as time moves forward, Lisa's own life is changed, by Stanford, the Reservation, it's people, and her perspective.  A moving novel that will grab you from the first page.

Lisa writes in a blunt fashion that I found refreshing and yet fascinating.  There is no bandaid to rip off, what you see is what you get.  The way she weaves Stanford's story and hers together is easy for the reader to understand and invest the reader emotionally.  Broken is Ms. Jones debut novel and she has written a beautiful and haunting memoir that will stay with the reader for days to come.

I have one copy of Broken: A Love Story for one lucky reader.  Leave a comment with your email to enter.  USA ONLY!! Winner will be announced on June 9th.



  1. Broken: A Love Story sounds like a wonderful book. I love reading debut novels too. I would love to win this book. Thank you for the opportunity.

    Cindy W.


  2. Beautiful cover.

  3. I am a follower and would love to win!

    Mollydawn1981 AT aol DOT com

  4. I'd love to win a copy, if possible. My e-mail is: lea724 [at]


  5. This looks great! Please enter me!

    bethsbookreviewblog2 AT gmail DOT com

  6. As a quadriplegic myself, I'm fascinated to see a book addressing the issue of disability. I'm curious as to how accurately the author portrays the realities of disability and am really hoping to win this book.

    joderjo402 AT gmail DOT com

  7. Sounds great! Please do count me in. Thank you!

    nfmgirl AT gmail DOT com

  8. I'd love to win a copy of this book. It sounds like it covers a lot of topics that I'm interested in: healing, animal behavior, etc.
    Thanks for the giveaway.

  9. I enjoyed your review and would love to read Broken: A Love Story :) *Thanks* for the giveaway!

  10. Looks like a good book. Thanks for the giveaway.
    mtakala1 AT yahoo DOT com

  11. This sounds like a wonderful story.

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

  12. This sounds like a very intriguing book. I would love to win it!

    nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

  13. This book sounds like a fantastic read. The comment that a quadriplegic has the gift of breaking a horse without force is a great attention getter.

    Thank you so much for hosting this giveaway.


  14. I love stories that have to do with horses. Thank you for the giveaway
    mstlee2000 @

  15. OH Wow! This sounds like a great book! Please include me!

    dcf_beth at verizon dot net

  16. sounds great - thanks for the chance!


  17. I would love the chance to read this. It sounds really good. :0)

    librarygrinch at gmail dot com

  18. my sister in law would like this


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