“Beyond the Broken accomplishes the goal of much of the finest of fiction writing. The main characters–a group of black women friends who went to college together–come across as real, and their lives illuminate the challenges that highly educated black women confront. Their stories will resonate with readers of all races.”

Ralph Richard Banks
Author, Is Marriage for White People?

“In this compelling book, Sharisse Kimbro brilliantly weaves together the story of the lives of five women who press toward crafting identities that propel them far beyond the brokenness of the unpredictability of life.”

Cynthia E. Winston, Ph.D.
Howard University Associate Professor of Psychology and Founder of Winston Synergy L.L.C.

“In ‘Beyond the Broken,’ debut author Sharisse Kimbro has delivered a compelling story of five women bonded by their friendship that began while students at Stanford University that extends twenty years later as their lives reach a crescendo of shattered dreams from troubled marriages to issues with fertility to job loss. When they reunite around an unfathomable tragedy, they begin the journey of unmasking their realities with each other and within and secrets give way to truths that only honest, raw, soul-searching permits. This novel sings sisterhood and strength and speaks of the possibilities that emerge when broken hearts are mended. ‘Beyond the Broken’ is a literary blueprint on how to march beautifully toward personal triumphs. A must-read for folks going through some stuff and aren’t we all, depending on the day or season.”

Tracy Chiles McGhee, Esq.
Author, Founder of Womanifesting, Inc.

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