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Learning to Bend



Jenna Moore's flawlessly orchestrated life and engagement to the "perfect man," Ben Kelly, vanish when she discovers a controlling side to her fiancé. Confused and unsure as to who she is without Ben, Jenna decides to uproot from her safe and predictable life in Boston and move to Bend, Oregon, hoping to find her answers there. It's when she meets Jackson, a former Navy SEAL who battles demons of his own, that Jenna acquires the courage to let go of being perfect and embrace uncomfortable risks, transforming her life through forgiveness, surrender, compassion, and acceptance. Yet the rewards for discovering her true self exceed her expectations - not only does she find the greatest love of her life, but she also also understands what's kept her from learning to bend.

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Listen to my interview with Maggie Smith through the Women Fiction Writers Association's Debut Author Podcast