Emily Standard is an independent young woman with a promising engineering career. She is employed by a successful firm about to expand and they need someone to head up the merger in their Denver offices. There are two issues, however, the firm knows nothing about. The first and most important issue is that she’s pregnant with her ex-husband’s baby. If they find this out, she can forget about the promotion. The second issue is something she’s just become aware of. Emily’s ex-husband, Brian, is stalking her. The divorce has only been final for about four weeks, but he never complained about it throughout the whole process. She thought he was out of her life for good. Not so. The e-mails are getting more creepy and threatening. The move to Denver has become a must. So she realizes she has to pull out all the stops and fight for the transfer. Her baby’s safety depends on getting away from this insane, abusive man. Dr. Walter Petty has it all. A well respected OB-GYN practice he shares with his best friend and partner Dr. Jeff Tandy. Dr. Petty believes that being a part of childbirth is a miracle. It is a miracle to him every time he delivers a baby. His call from God. He had a beautiful, supportive wife with their first child, a daughter named Emily, on the way, until his dreams are crushed and it all vanishes in one night. He looses them both in a devastating horror that threatens his abilities to continue his practice. So he takes a sabbatical as he runs from the world. The two meet by chance, or divine intervention, and become solace to one another’s heartache. An escape from the pain of their pasts. But could either one of them really face a future together when they have so many personal issues to work through? Could either of them find a way out of the nightmares they’ve been living due to the oppression and fear of their past experiences? Could they ever see the potential they could discover in a new relationship ordained by God? A relationship is a voyage through uncharted waters, between two people who wish to share their discoveries in life. But Emily and Walt seem to be dancing through the aftermath and fallout of journeys taken with others that are no longer there. Ghosts from the past that block the ability of a new future. So they play out these dramas of life to the best of their abilities, with all their excess baggage blinding them both to what could be, because of what has been. A SHATTERED HEART is a study of two souls wiped out emotionally, who’ve lost all of their hopes, dreams, and abilities to love again. They are in a fog of what should have been, according to their plans. However, we find that God appears just in time, fixes their broken pieces and rewrites a play that is more poetic than before. Emily runs from Walt because of her inability to trust men, and her doubts of his sincerity. She reacts to her fear and not by faith, and she runs straight into the demonic forces of her ex-husband Brian. He isn’t going to give up on his obsession to get Emily back at all costs. If he can’t have her, no one will. He won’t allow it. As Walt struggles to shake the grief he’s been encased in for almost a year, he finds himself uncontrollably drawn to a woman he hardly knows. Can he really hope to find love again? This book is a story that you find yourself drawn to because it reminds us of the unconditional love the savior has for us when we surrender to Him. It also has the substance of a thriller, as Emily fights for her independence from her abusive past that almost takes her life and that of her unborn child. It sends a message of courage and faith to all those that find themselves in similar circumstances. Truths many in the world today need to hear. God never gives up on us. He can mend any form of brokenness and replace devastation with a new hope, if we allow him to.