Broken Whole by Jane Binns

Broken Whole

At the age of thirty-five, desperate to salvage a self that has been suffocating for years—and to save her two-year-old son from witnessing a miserable relationship between his parents—Jane Binns leaves her husband of twelve years. She has no plan or intention but to leave, however, and therein begins the misadventures lying in wait for her. Over the years that follow, Binns falls in love with Steve, a man eighteen years her senior who has be...


Details Broken Whole

TitleBroken Whole
Author
Release DateNov 13th, 2018
PublisherShe Writes Press
LanguageEnglish
GenreAutobiography, Memoir
Rating

Reviews Broken Whole

  • Paige Jeanty
    2018-09-10
    Jane is a regular woman who is on a hunt for love- for herself as well as for another person. When she finds herself middle-aged and divorced with a toddler she sets out on a seemingly impossible trek in search of self acceptance. Time after time Binns ends up involved with the absolute wrong kind of man, and time after time she ends up frustrated and alone. As she struggles to find a healthy balance in her relationship with her ex-husband for he...
  • Marcia Meakim
    2019-01-25
    Broken Whole was an eye opener for me. Having been happily married for 40 years, it was hard for me to identify with Jane’s life style. I was so hoping that she would move away and fall in love with the “right” man for her. As a former teacher that has had far too many students confused about the revolving door of “uncles” at their homes, I appreciate the way Jane kept her son apart from most of her dates. I feel lucky to have met and f...
  • Debi Lantzer
    2018-11-23
    To be honest, I'm not even certain how I discovered the book, Broken Whole by Jane Binns.  I am a book blogger with NetGalley, and I've also participated in several BookSparks book tours, but I don't recall the specifics of how I came upon this one.  I can't say it would be one of my typical reads. In fact, if I had read the back cover of this book at the store, I probably would have passed. That being said, I really wanted to like this book,...
  • Energy
    2018-11-14
    I really wanted to like this book based on the blurb, but when it came down to it, the book wasn't what I was expecting and I found myself disappointed. There were times that the timeline in the book jumped around which was confusing and then other times a story about a man or a date started but didn't go anywhere. Chapters were also started in the middle of a thought and then would go back to tell us who the author was talking about which I foun...
  • Cathy Zane
    2018-09-29
    I don’t know that I’ve ever read a more candidly open and vulnerable book as Broken Whole. Binns recounts her struggle to manage her life as a single parent, maintaining her relationships with her young son, her ex-husband, and her aging parents while continuing to persevere to find love for herself. The many mis-steps along the way are ones with which many women will relate. Jane’s determination was beyond anything I could ever have sustai...
  • Janilyn Kocher
    2018-10-10
    Broken Whole is the author's story of searching for meaningful relationships. She was estranged from her father for years, then reconnected. She walked out of a twelve year marriage and then jumped from relationship to relationship that never panned out. She spent years waiting for a man she loved to be emotionally available, only to realize he would always be elusive. It's a depressing read and sad. Thanks to NetGalley for the ARC.
  • Kayo
    2018-09-19
    Why oh why do we automatically think that everyone needs to hear our life story?!! I am around author's age, and there are a few similarities,but overall not a good book. Thanks to author,publisher and Netgalley for the chance to read this book. While I got the book for free,it had no bearing on the rating I gave it.
  • Susan Ritz
    2019-01-13
    Jane Binns tells it like it is. Those of us who have changed our lives in mid life will know exactly what she’s going through as she tries to navigate the new dating world. The book is both funny and sad, honest and heartfelt from beginning to end.
  • Darlene
    2018-11-24
    Didn't like. Didn't really finish.
  • Stevie
    2018-11-09
    I felt that this collection was very open and honest, yet I still felt disconnected from Jane. And maybe that's part of the point.
  • Sondra Brooks
    2018-11-12
    Well, I have to thank my lucky stars that I am not in the dating world these days. I must also ask, "Under what rock did the the author find these men?" Face palms all around. Even my husband was asking, "What loser is she dating now?"I don't say that to be mean; in fact, I give this book four stars because not a single page was boring. The author has such a gift for characterization, and I could picture those men and their pouting, their egos, t...
  • Karen Nelson
    2018-11-26
    After 12 years of a rocky marriage,  35-year old Jane Binns leaves her husband and takes with her, their two-year old son. The book then goes into her search for meaningful relationships, but the results each time are disappointing. Binns repeatedly ends up with Mr. Wrong, and each time she ends up alone and frustrated. Sounds like most of our lives. Readers follow Jane through many various relationships, while always coming back to her non-comm...
  • Deb
    2018-11-07
    Broken Whole by Jane BinnJumping in quickly and head first, we follow Jane Binn through her years of struggles to find Mr. Right. Ignoring all kinds of red flags in her relationships, Jane manages to leap from one mediocre-to-bad involvement to the next. While each man takes time to show himself to Jane as a questionable suitor, any reader can see immediately the pitfalls she will soon face. Bad choices abound. Jane’s story flows nicely and the...
  • Sondra Brooks
    2018-11-09
    Well, I have to thank my lucky stars that I am not in the dating world these days. I must also ask, "Under what rock did the the author find these men?" Face palms all around. Even my husband was asking, "What loser is she dating now?"I don't say that to be mean; in fact, I give this book four stars because not a single page was boring. The author has such a gift for characterization, and I could picture those men and their pouting, their egos, t...