A much-anticipated sequel that is a steamy, page-turning story of friendship, drama, and love tossed about in the storms of life.
Readers are brought back into the lives of friends and lovers Indera, Britton, Damascus, and Chyna, all who continue to struggle with their desires and demons in life. As their lives intertwine with others, delicious and dirty secrets start to overflow, threatening the orderly world they've worked to create for themselves.
Indera is learning that some matters of the heart are beyond her control, and that, rather than clinging to revenge, her path to freedom is found in forgiveness. Damascus believes he's found his soulmate in Indera, but wonders if her crazy antics will send him running. Britton is recovering from yet another failed relationship and learns the disturbing truth about the mother of his twin boys. And Chyna and Sarina, mother and daughter, come to odds as Chyna must separate from her daughter or risk losing herself to Sarina's increasingly unstable world of paranoia. Lastly is Celeste, a woman with a mysterious past who tries to manipulate events among the many friends, only to get entangled in her own trap.
With volatile emotion brewing in everyone's hearts and explosive decisions being forced in every moment, From My Soul to Yours is an engrossing tale of the shelters people seek during troubled times -- sure to delight, entertain, and enlighten Dywane D. Birch's fans.
Four long-time friends who triumphed over childhood abuse face new challenges in this sequel to Shattered Souls (2007, etc.).Pals since college, Indera, Britton, Damascus and Chyna may have all confronted the demons that made their early years a living hell, but some negative effects linger, threatening their happiness. Basking in the phenomenal success of her popular "Weaves & Wonders" salons, sassy entrepreneur Indera can also boast of being lucky in love, having finally married stripper-turned-bestselling-author Damascus. But the edgy diva struggles with unresolved feelings for the father who left her with a sadistic stepmother. Indy got back at hated Grace 13 years ago, when she hired someone to chop off her stepmother's arms (yes, that's right), but she finally sees a chance at real closure when her father calls to say Grace is dead. Laid-back Damascus wants nothing more than to start a family, but he finds Indy difficult, irrational and even a little scary. He also doesn't understand why she's not pregnant yet: It's not like they haven't been trying - a lot. Meanwhile, Britton's dysfunctional relationship with Lina, mother of his young twin sons Amar and Amir, ruptures for good after she accepts a role in an adult film. He moves back to the East Coast from L.A. with the kids and finds his life taking a turn for the better, until a mysterious woman from his past returns. Ladylike Chyna's 20-year-old daughter Sarina has gone missing in New York. Sarina suffers from schizophrenia, and her lengthy off-her-meds ramblings and hypersexual behavior are compellingly cringeworthy. Chyna is ultimately forced to make a harrowing choice to save her daughter at the expense of her friendship with Indy. Forensic counselor Birch, who works with incarcerated teens, shows a real understanding of how mental illness and abuse can damage lives, even though he lets too much therapy-speak intrude on the narrative.Sordid and sexy, but also overlong, with a plot that's often ludicrous. (Kirkus Reviews)
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 1st November 2007
Publisher: Strebor Books International, LLC
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2
Weight (kg): 0.59