Finding Heaven

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"A riveting, true-to-life tale of love's power to heal and redeem." -  Melissa Keaster, author of Eleora

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"One of the most beautifully written books I have read." - Kristin Dyck, editor of Mile Zero News

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"A moving and beautiful story of accepting who you are, overcoming the past, and embracing the future." - Kamber Ferriss, reader

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Sometimes to find heaven, you have to go through hell…

Sarah Daniels seems to have the perfect life—a successful career as an erotica author, a successful lawyer husband, thousands of adoring fans, and the freedom to do whatever she wants. Or does she?

Behind the façade, her marriage is in a shambles, she hates what she writes and the people who read it, and she feels trapped behind the masks of her own making. A cancer diagnosis has just dealt the final blow to the shaky foundations of her life.

A chance encounter with Steve McGuire—a man who gave up the rat race to help Mumbai's prostitutes, and who finds joy in every little thing—makes her question her priorities and wonder if it's time for a change. His example and friendship inspires her to start a journey to find God, healing, and her authentic self.

Can Sarah rediscover her passion for life with a death sentence hanging over her head? Can she conquer her personal demons and break free from her abusive past so that she can truly live?

Will Sarah ever know what real love is?

Finding Heaven is a gritty inspirational novel about healing from the hurts of abuse.

Content warning: Contains violence, intense scenes relating to sexual abuse, and themes not appropriate for young readers.

Release date: November 14, 2017
Publisher: My Secret Wish Publishing
ISBN (hardcover): 978-0-9947364-4-4
ISBN (trade paperback): 978-0-9947364-2-0
ISBN (ebook): 978-0-9947364-3-7
Genre: Gritty Women's Fiction, Romantic Suspense, Domestic Noir, Contemporary Women
Length: 502 pages

 

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About the Author

Talena Winters is addicted to tea, chocolate, books, yarn, and silver linings. She writes page-turning fiction for teens and adults in multiple genres, has written several award-winning songs, designs knitting patterns under her label My Secret Wish, and is lead writer for Move Up magazine. She currently resides on an acreage in the Peace Country of northern Alberta, Canada, with her husband, three surviving boys, two dogs, and an assortment of farm cats. She would love to be a mermaid when she grows up.


Are you struggling with the wounds of abuse? If so, you may want to check out my Resources page for information that may help with healing. Please know that I am praying for you and want you to know that healing is possible.


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Songs in this List:

  1. Never Beyond Repair - Everfound

  2. Kings & Queens - Audio Adrenaline

  3. This is Your Life - Switchfoot

  4. Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone) - Chris Tomlin

  5. Hello, My Name Is - Matthew West

  6. Need You Now (How Many Times) - Plumb

  7. Chain Breaker - Zach Williams

  8. You Are Good (That I May) - Tim Timmons

  9. He Is With Us - Love & The Outcome

  10. Just Be Held - Casting Crowns

  11. Trust In You - Lauren Daigle

  12. Come As You Are - Crowder

  13. Hold My Hand - Jess Glynne

  14. No Longer Slaves (Radio Version) - Bethel Music

  15. Let Myself Try - Jasmine Thompson

  16. You Make Me Brave (Studio Version) - Bethel Music

  17. Priceless - For King & Country

  18. Beautiful Things - Gungor

  19. Count On Me - Bruno Mars

  20. Right Beside Me - Midnight Lights

  21. My Story - Big Daddy Weave

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