Broken Together

Broken Together by Brenda S. Anderson & Sarah S. Anderson. Christian Womens Fiction Launching December 1st, 2021. On tour with Celebrate Lit.


Book: Broken Together

Authors: Brenda S. Anderson & Sarah S Anderson

Genre: Christian Women’s Fiction

Release date: December 1, 2021

How do you persevere when you have no more will to fight?

Jennifer and Chad Taylor had dreamed of opening a coffee and cocoa shop since before they said, “I do.” When Chad is sent to prison for murder despite claiming innocence, that dream—along with their family—is shattered.

After years of fighting for Chad’s release, Jennifer finally breaks free from her shame, anger, and hopelessness, and forges ahead with the dream the two of them once shared. With the help of their college-aged twins, she begins to move forward.

Without Chad.

When their lawyer arrives with news of evidence that may prove Chad’s innocence, a strange mixture of emotions overtakes her. Does she want Chad to return home? He isn’t the same man he once was, and she certainly isn’t the same woman. She’s worked hard to piece the remnants of their family back together, and his coming home could fracture the family once again.

It all comes down to one question. She loves her husband enough to fight for his release from prison, but does she love him enough to fight for their marriage?


Today was the perfect day to plot her prison break.

At least that was what Jennifer Taylor called her intent to break free from her parents’ home. Six years of being under her mother’s over-watchful eye was six years too long. But with her husband in a real prison, she’d had little choice.

Until now.

She hummed with her car radio as she drove along the winding country road, with her teens wonderfully silent and not arguing, for once. The air conditioning blasted cold air to combat Minnesota’s August heat and humidity that made many Minnesotans long for winter. But for her, it was a reminder that school would be starting soon, and she’d be teaching third graders for the sixth year in a row. She did love the age. Young enough to be eager to learn and not old enough to have developed the disrespect that was frequently exhibited, even now, among fourth graders.

Maybe further out of the Twin Cities, respect was more commonplace.

That was what she hoped. In one year, the twins would be in college, and she could move on. Live on the opposite side of the city from Mom and Dad.




Brenda S. Anderson writes authentic, gritty, life-affirming fiction that shows God at work in people’s messy lives. She enjoys live music and theater, walking the shores of Lake Superior, and sharing hot cocoa with friends and family. She lives near Minneapolis with her newly retired husband. Together, they plan to travel across the United States, checking items off their bucket list, beginning with a bus trip to Niagara Falls.

Readers can learn more about Brenda S. Anderson at

About Sarah S. Anderson

A former barista, Sarah S. Anderson loves all things coffee, so when her mother asked her to help with a book set in a coffee shop, the answer was an enthusiastic “Yes!” When not creating imaginary coffee shops, Sarah spends much of her time at the theater, either on stage acting, singing, and dancing, or offstage as musical director. She lives near the heart of Minneapolis with her two cuddly kitties.

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