Not a Blueprint: It’s the Shoe Prints that Matter
A Journey Through Toxic Relationships

You or someone you know may have walked this journey. For certain, the author has . . .

Not a Blue Print

Symbolizing a Journey ─ Learning Lessons ─ Letting Go ─ and Gaining Insight . . . tools that lead to relationships. Relationships are formed with people, alcohol, animals, battlefields, diseases, drugs, environments, and even our emotions. Whether toxic or nontoxic they’re an integral part of daily living. It’s just the way life is!

Follow Author Nina Norstrom through the journey as she peels off those toxic relationships. The story takes you through the experiences of grief, pain, trauma, and forgiveness. Writing about toxic relationships can be therapeutic. To nurture those wounds, she started journaling. And that’s how this story took its roots.

The tale captures a mother’s struggle to escape her world of toxicity. Along the way, their journey takes them into the clutches of diseased relationships. Throughout the story it weaves lies with love, betrayal with deception and drama with murder. As the shoe prints are molded in and out of a variety of unhealthy relationships, they’ll leave behind a blazing trail of lessons. Teaching an ultimate lesson for the meaning of relationships, that builds honesty and compassion.

It’s raw and it’s open . . . This story in its openly raw form voices the generality of life. When striking back to wipe out the toxicity of deadly relationships, it’s message reveals that life brings many challenges, and that each challenge provides lessons to be learned. Most importantly, readers will discover there’s beauty in love, hope, courage, determination, and strength.

Take a look inside this book!

206_bookvana_finalist_smallFinalist in the of the 2016 Bookvana Award in the ‘Self-Improvement: Relationships’ category!

“Not a Blueprint: It’s the Shoe Prints that Matter. A Journey Through Toxic Relationships,” is a powerful, insightful, and inspiring personal story . . . a riveting account about one family’s cycle of toxicity.

A portion of proceeds will go to fund the fight against toxic relationships.
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bookclubThis book is available for Reading Groups and Book Clubs.  With over thirty questions, it makes for an interesting discussion.

Download the discussion questions: Set 1 and Set 2.

“Just got my copy, now is time to start reading. Supporting my good friend, Nina Norstrom.” ~Mercedes Gomez


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