Dr. Grace Allman Burke of Prosper is proud to offer her latest book, “Broken Pieces…Mending the Fragments Through Adoption,” now available at online at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

Dr. Burke writes a compelling true story about an adoptive family’s forty-year, multigenerational odyssey. It begins on a sun-drenched Caribbean island, continues on the crime-ridden streets of New York City and culminates in suburban North Texas. The book candidly reveals their joyful yet traumatic struggle to achieve wholeness. As Giselle, the matriarch of the family, relates her story, many questions about adoption and foster care are revealed: What do adoptive parents need to know about their children? Is it nature or nurture? What joys and risks can adoption bring?

“Broken Pieces is well worth reading. It keeps the reader riveted and totally engaged. It provides unusual insight into adoptive and foster-care family dynamics and their social consequences. While it would do well to place this book in the hands of all adoptive and foster care families, its greatest value could lie in the education of society regarding the dynamics their families face,” said Dr. Clive Callender, former foster child.

“As the mother of an adopted daughter… I can relate to this story. I know all kids are different and require different things in growing up and this book covered most. I was pleased with how it ended,” said reader Wanda Lloyd.

“’Broken Pieces’ is a page turner that keeps the reader wondering what happens next. It is filled with trials and remedies that sometimes are the results of adoption. It conveys the importance of perseverance and patience in adoption. In the end, ‘Broken Pieces’ demonstrates how love wins every time,” said Missionary Pearline March.

Dr. Burke is herself the mother of adopted and foster children. “Broken Pieces…Mending the Fragments Through Adoption” has been nominated for the 2017 prestigious Henri Award under the Inspirational Category of the Christian Literary Awards. The awards ceremony will be held on Dec. 9 at the North Richland Hills Center.

For more information about Dr. Burke, visit graceburkebooks.com, where she also has a blog about adoption. The freelance writer resides in Prosper. Her other books include young adult fiction, biblical historical fiction, a Bible study and a recipe book.