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Out of Focus
Out of Focus

Out of Focus

Chosen Paths

FICTION

310 Pages, 7.15 x 8.26

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $12.95 (US $12.95) (CA $17.95)

Publication Date: March 2018

ISBN 9781633920996

Rights: WOR

Spencer Hill Press (Mar 2018)
Spencer Hill Contemporary

Price: $12.95
 
 

Overview

For years, Cassie Cooper has convincingly played a confident young woman who couldn’t care less about what others think of her actions. But in reality, beneath the bold façade lies a frightened, broken little girl who is suffocating under the weight of her secrets. Out of control, Cassie continues whirling down a treacherous path, searching for anything that will numb her pain. But no one will ever know. With her mask securely in place, she keeps that that scared girl hidden, safe from the scrutiny of prying eyes.That is, until she meets Grady Bennett. The martial arts instructor doesn’t just look at Cassie; he sees her.And with painstaking patience as their relationship grows, Grady works to help Cassie see herself. Her ferocity. Her strength. Her ability to love and to smile. He pushes her to acknowledge and embrace what she really is...a survivor.As Cassie faces her tortured past, her walls come down. With her vulnerabilities exposed, she loses sight of her new perspective and plummets once again into her void. Sometimes it takes hitting rock bottom to find the necessary strength to land safely.And sometimes, life has to be completely Out of Focus in order to finally see.

Author Biography

After graduating from Texas A&M University, L.B. Simmons did what any biomedical science major could do. She entered the workforce as a full-time chemist. Years later, never in her wildest dreams would she have imagined herself a USA Today Bestselling contemporary romance author as well.What began as a memoir for her children, ended up being her first self-published book, Running on Empty. Soon after, her girls were given reoccurring roles in the remainder of what became the Mending Hearts series.L.B. Simmons doesn't just write books. With each new work, she attempts to compose journeys of love and self-discovery so she may impart life lessons to readers. She's tackled suicide, depression, bullying, eating disorders, as well as physical and sexual abuse, all the while weaving elements of humor into the storylines in effort to balance the difficult topics. Often described as roller coaster rides, her novels are known for eliciting a wide range of emotions in each story she tells.