Thursday, September 9, 2010

Thoughts on Broken: A Love Story by Lisa Jones

I choose to read Broken after reading Bibliophile by The Sea's review. I liked the idea that the interviewee of a memoir could change the life of the interviewer. And it had been sometime since I read a memoir I decided to check Broken out.
Jones goes to visit Stan Addison for a magazine article. Stan, a quadriplegic, breaks horses and his methods are world renowned. Stan is also a healer/medicine man. Jones has lots of everyday problems-a boyfriend who won't get married, father issues, insecurities. While at Stan's on assignment she discovers a peace and calm she doesn't feel anywhere else. So for four years she travels between her home in Colorado to Stan's home in Wyoming to learn about life, love, and finding her center.
I loved the journey everyone was on in this book. All trying to find peace-within themselves and with others. It was a beautiful, honest story. It left me with a sense of hope for the futures of those in the book as well as for all of us.
Other who read Broken and shared their thoughts: Reading Extravaganza, Circles of Light, and Minding Spot.


  1. This sounds truly good. I love to read life affirming books. Great review!

  2. Hmmm.... I'll have to find some chairs like in that picture to curl up in! I love books like this, that make you feel a sense of goodness and peace.

  3. Sounds like a really wonderful book. And that cover is just so incredibly beautiful.

  4. I liked this story a lot; this author has talent IMO


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