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Books

BOOKS 

Below are two books I've personally authored: Diary of a Hopeless Romantic and The Cuban Heart.

 

You will also find the Dare to be Authentic Book Series which are books of contributing authors sharing their inspiring stories. 

There are also two books authored by Deborah Collins and published by Dare to be Authentic Publishing:

A Family Legacy and The Open Hearth

Diary of a Hopeless Romantic

After six years in a relationship that has taken her from the heights of ecstasy to the depths of misery, Natalie leaves her lover. Brokenhearted and with barely a shred of self-esteem, she soon meets her next obsession and enters into an equally frustrating and unfulfilling relationship. When this man disappears, Natalie wonders why she keeps getting involved with men who lack in love and appreciation. Her determination to find the perfect man, takes her through disappointment, hilarious dating scenarios, and a journey of self-discovery.

The Cuban Heart

The Cuban Heart is a book of poetry about many of the experiences, trials and difficulties Cubans faced before and after Castro took over the island of Cuba. It also speaks of the Cuban-Americans; children of those who left their homeland in search of a better life for themselves and for the future of their families. Writing these poems has led to deep healing of pain I had been carrying since I was a child. I hope you are not only touched by them but encouraged in knowing that the spirit of the Cuban people could not be broken.

The Open Hearth

The Open Hearth is the story of a family whose ancestors were from Germany and settled in Southern Indiana. The father is strict, unrelenting, and does not tolerate shows of emotion. The mother struggles with caring for her children, keeping up with the farmhouse, and helping her husband. Lucie, the oldest daughter tells the story of love, heartbreak, and faith in America’s heartland.

A Family Legacy -

A Peace Within 

A Family Legacy - A Peace Within is the story of a woman who after twenty-eight years follows her dream of visiting the town of her ancestors and meeting her distant cousins. Suffering from severe motions sickness, she experiences not only discomfort, but panic and doubt about whether she will actually make it to the small German town without being hospitalized. As she pushes on towards her goal she finds the peace and re-assurance she has been looking for.

Dare to be Authentic Vol. 1

Finding Your Authentic Self

An inspirational book and a collaborative effort. It features over twenty true stories written by those who at one point did not really know themselves and lived unhappy, unfulfilled and sometimes painful lives, and then went on to find their true, authentic self and dared to transform their lives into ones of joy and fulfillment. 

Dare to be Authentic Vol. 2
Learning to Love Yourself

This book Is the second in a series that invites you to experience what living an authentic life can bring. It's a compilation of authors, each telling their story of how they struggled with self-love and were able to begin the process of loving themselves. Be inspired by true stories about overcoming challenges using the power of love.

Dare to be Authentic Vol.3 Learning to Trust Yourself

An inspirational book and a collaborative effort. This book is the third in a series that invites you to experience what living an authentic life can bring. It's a compilation of authors, each telling their true story of how they learned to trust themselves, follow their intuition and tune into the Divine to create the life they wanted. 

Dare to be Sober

Dare to be Sober is a collaborative work written to encourage and inspire. Inside you will find true stories by recovering drug addicts and alcoholics. Stories of courage, strength, and the determination to change. This is a book whose mission is HOPE. The message that resounds loud and clear from each of these stories is that you can recover. Our wish is that you can believe recovery is possible in your life or the life of a loved one.

Dare to be Authentic Vol. 4
Let Yourself Shine

Dare to be Authentic - Let Yourself Shine is a book of contributing authors who have authentically shared their journey to shining their light brighter in this world.  Inside you will find true heartfelt stories of being able to shine even through the most difficult of  circumstances. The resounding message is: You were born to shine!

Dare to be Authentic Vol. 5
Let Yourself Prosper

Dare to be Authentic Vol. 5 - Let Yourself Prosper is a collaborative effort where each author tells their story of how they allowed themselves to prosper. These stories are true, heartfelt, and life-changing. If you're looking for prosperity in any area of your life; finances, relationships, health, spirituality you will find inspiration and encouragement in these pages.

Dare to be Authentic Vol. 6
Finding Your Purpose

Dare to be Authentic Vol. 6 - Finding Your Purpose is a collection of true stories written by those who have experienced difficulties, trials, obstacles, inspiration, intuition, and great triumphs on their path to finding their purpose. These stories are encouraging, inspiring, and a model for finding your own purpose in this world.

Dare to be Authentic Vol. 7
Stepping into Your Power

This book is a collaborate effort of authors telling their story of what it took for them to learn to step into their power. They share authentically and from the heart. They also tell about how stepping into their powers has enhanced their life as well as the lives of others. You will experience their joy, their heartbreak, their struggles and their triumphs. The purpose of this book is to encourage others to step into their power and authentic purpose so that working together we can make this a better world.

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