New book explores the question of whether or not broken hearts can be mended

New book explores the question of whether or not broken hearts can be mended

Life’s Detours: Alexandra’s Choices” (published by Archway Publishing) by Badiaa Hiresh follows the life and journey of a young woman facing an unexpected pregnancy without support from anyone and choosing to chase her dreams anyway.

Alexandra is a dreamer, the youngest child of a large, reserved family. She longs to escape her small-town life and begins a secret life when she is nearly 16, singing at a small pub in the next town over. Her parents find out and give her a choice: stop singing or leave home. She leaves and soon finds herself involved with a much older man. When she discovers she is pregnant, however, her entire life changes once more. She sets out on a journey to a big city, determined to make her own choices and find her dreams, regardless of the challenges she faces.

“Each of us is a unique individual with great potential. At times we make mistakes that will be radical to change in our life, we need to face mistakes with strength, embrace the unknown with courage, and learn that those mistakes were simply stepping stones to a better tomorrow,” Hiresh says of what she wants readers to take from her book.

“Life’s Detours” is available for purchase online at the Archway link above, from Barnes & Noble and on Amazon at:

“Life’s Detours”
By Badiaa Hiresh
Hardcover | 5.5 x 8.5 in | 216 pages | ISBN 9781665708197
Softcover | 5.5 x 8.5 in | 216 pages | ISBN 9781665708180
E-Book | 216 pages | ISBN 9781665708203
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author

Badiaa Hiresh was born in Lebanon in 1964 where she lived and worked, raising two daughters Vanessa and Tiffany. Hiresh also lived in the USA which gave her an international perspective on her home country. Her career was between the family jewelry business and the educational sector, but her passion was for writing. She spent years as a peace education coordinator, the phase that inspired her to write the book, “Mommy I Am a Pacer!” helping children deal with everyday know-how in life. Additionally, she wanted to be the voice of emotional relief for every woman and relationship through “Where is My Angel?” the biography book where she shared her life experience. Hiresh’s goal is to be the voice of the voiceless and encourage women to speak through her blog “Your Everyday Coffee” and I Channel on YouTube.

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