Behind Those Eyes
Life on the streets of London
Two homeless men, a successful brother and sister, a woman falling in love, a man with family problems, a policeman and a whole lot of twists in this ‘sliding doors’ style novella. It’s a story about people and adversity, love, friendships, family, stigma and hope. Will you work out what they have in common? I wrote this realistic work of fiction hoping that it will help change people’s perspective on homeless people for the better. (Cut discrimination, beat stigma and create empathy)
A Word from the Author
‘Behind Those Eyes’ is a special book to me. I travelled into London to ensure I got the place names, the layout of roads and the visions of homeless people in keeping with current reality. I was also working as a therapeutic counsellor with homeless people at the time of writing. I worked with them for over a year, which was very humbling.
I feel that the poverty in the UK is often ignored, and not even thought about by many people, so I wanted to write a fiction story that was close to reality, but with a fictionalised story, so that I could spread the word.
There are two homeless men in this story, who live on the London streets, a brother and sister who are far from impoverished, a woman, a man with family issues and a policeman. But, are they connected in any way? Well, there’s a great twist to this story, so you will just have to read it to find out.
(Amanda Green, November 2017)
Brokenhearted is a contemporary romance by Bella Emy.
Could you love someone after learning the truth of his or her family’s past? Could you forgive someone after they’ve done the impossible? Emily Jones has the perfect life. She’s married to a handsome man, has a career she loves, and amazing friends all around. She’s carefree and happy with the way everything has fallen into place for her–till one day it all comes crashing down on her. Her husband, Bruce, demands a divorce and she is left utterly brokenhearted. She’s completely devastated and fears she cannot go on. Then one day, a handsome stranger walks into her life–a stranger whom actually is more familiar to Emily than she realizes. Will she be able to let go of Bruce and start anew? Or will her broken heart hold her back from loving again? Sometimes your first love isn’t your one true love… Sometimes you have to overcome what’s holding you back in order to move forward… Sometimes, you have to let go in order to mend a broken heart.
A Word from the Author
I think everyone can relate to “Brokenhearted.” Most people have suffered from the pain that the end of a relationship can bring, but this book goes into so much more. It’s not just about Emily and Bruce’s divorce. It’s about the heartbreak that the death of a family member or even a friend can bring. It’s about the end of one thing and the beginning of another. It’s about dealing with the pain from things that hurt us in life and figuring out how we can get through that same pain and heartache. I feel that “Brokenhearted” will bring everyone that reads it to face his or her feelings and realize that this book is about us all.
(Bella Emy, March 2017)
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