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A Princess Broken by Misty Gatlin

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Sarah defines herself as many things: broken, damaged, addicted, and hopeless. Hurt at an early age by someone dear to her, she retaliates by living a life filled with destruction. Her past has finally caught up with her, and she's ready to call it quits. Her story unfolds when she meets a compassionate stranger who helps her realize past decisions don’t define who she is, and what she thought was the end of her story is only the beginning. A life-changing decision is placed in front of her, and she's forced to face it head on. What will she choose, and where will that path lead her?

Goodreads Summary

This book is hard to review without giving away spoilers. Sarah, the main character, has been dealt a hard lot in life. She doesn't respond well, but who would? Sarah continues making more than her fair share of bad decisions, can she even be redeemed? A kind stranger bothers to stop and listen to Sarah's story, providing warmth and friendship besides. Sometimes it just takes the kind words and actions from a friend to make a world of difference. As Sarah begins her story, the reader delves into her emotions as well as her life.

The plot is emotionally driven. Readers will likely feel very badly for Sarah, she is a sympathetic character. Though she could come across as a "bad kid," Sarah has redeeming qualities such as perseverence and resilience as well. Having the story told directly through her eyes adds a lot to the overall plot and the impact the story will have on the reader. Overall, this book is recommended to young adult/adult readers.

4 Stars

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Misty Gatlin is a writer and keynote speaker at events for various churches and organizations. She has worked with teen and college aged girls for 12 years. Her passion is to teach young ladies to have confidence in their own identity in Christ. Misty and her husband, Eric, have been married for 11 years and have two wonderful children. You can learn more about Misty, her books, her speaking, and read her blog at

This product or book may have been distributed for review, this in no way affects my opinions or reviews.

This product or book may have been distributed for review, this in no way affects my opinions or reviews.


  1. Unknown said...:

    This sounds incredibly raw and emotional. I'll probably pass on reading since I'm trying to avoid books that'll make me cry. :P

  1. Unknown said...:

    I definitely don't expect people with a hard life to make all the right decisions and handle everything perfectly. Sometimes the greatest gift can be just to have one person that cares and listens. Sounds like an intense story!

  1. I like intense ans emotional stories so this sounds right up my alley. I hadn't heard of it before so thanks! :)

  1. bn100 said...:

    This sounds like an emotional read.

  1. Anonymous said...:

    This sounds like an amazingly inspirational, emotional, tug-on-your-heartstrings kind of book. I mean, just looking at the cover, right? :)