Remember Your First Time?

Not your first love, although we all remember that like it was yesterday even fifty years later. Your first book. Although most of my peers here at Soul Mate Publishing are seasoned masters of our craft, please take a minute to celebrate with me as The Circle Unbroken makes its debut. I’m grateful for your encouragement and support as we spread a little love in the world together.

Love is supposed to be forever. So what divides you from people you used to love? Or maybe even people you still love? Wounds cut deep, and grief or hurt can sever the strongest bonds. You pull away to avoid further injury. Or you build walls to protect yourself from potential harm. Loving turns to hating, or at least that’s what you’re saying out loud, because it’s too painful to speak the ache in your heart. 

So you laugh, avoid, deny, eat, drink, binge-watch, [insert your favorite addiction or guilty pleasure here] to convince the world and yourself that you’re perfectly fine. But you’re not. And in your most honest moments, you admit it. 

I think we all wrestle with broken relationships in our own ways. Meet Mavis Powell, the young woman severed from her family in The Circle Unbroken. She’s trapped in a cycle of loss and regret that feels like a vortex spinning out of control. And no one, least of all Mavis, is willing to step out from the fear or anger that isolates them in order to repair the damage done. 

Come on a journey with me through despair, hope, and restoration in my novel, The Circle Unbroken. Like any story, like life itself, it is not without pain or loss, for it is life that births our stories. But it offers hope that we, like Mavis, can get through the hurt that once crippled us. Not without scars, maybe, but with more strength, more love, more goodness, than we ever thought possible.

Let’s take the first step together.

Nancy Massand

The Circle Unbroken


About Nancy Massand

My debut novel, The Circle Unbroken, was released in September 2019. I live and teach in NYC. As empty nesters my husband and I enjoy the city and the beach in equal measure, but nothing beats spending time with our nine grandkids.
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3 Responses to Remember Your First Time?

  1. Belle Ami says:

    Thank you for sharing! Congratulations on your first published book. Good luck!

  2. Commented & social media’d!

    Sent from my iPhone


  3. sueberger3 says:

    Of course, I remember my first. Time and Forever was so much fun and an amazing unforgettable thrill. I tweeted and Facebooked, friended you on Facebook. Congratulations.

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