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Breaking Ground
(2024)

At seventeen, adventurous Carmel falls in love and discovers she feels no guilt about losing her virginity. Carmel’s passion for Gary distracts her from her pursuit of independence. She forces herself back to school and to the arduous task of becoming a lawyer. Author, Marie Corbett insightfully paints the picture of the struggle between lust- is it love? And Carmel loving herself enough to hold onto her determination to have a career. The Author evocatively takes the reader through Carmel’s financial struggles and illegal abortions on her path to become a lawyer.This story brings us full circle to today, a parallel time of regression in our society. We are again withstanding a repeat of patriarchy, fear of women, and misogyny. This writer inspires us to set our course right once more. This book matters for young women and crones alike.

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