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Full of Heart Excerpt by J.R. Martinez

Full of Heart Excerpt by J.R. Martinez



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Published by: Hyperion Books on Jul 24, 2012
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By J.R. Martinez
 Available wherever books are sold October 30, 2012
Back in Georgia, my mom stifled a yawn. It was six thirty in themorning, promising to be a bright spring day, and her twelve-hourshift at the Shaw carpet plant would be over in a few hours. Her job—replacing bobbins of yarn in the carpet-binding machine—wasrepetitive, calming, meditative. At a neighboring machine, hercoworkers Nora and Jesus bantered and laughed. Mom laughed, too,but inside she was thinking about me, wondering how I was, heronly son, on the other side of the world in a war zone.Whenever the phone rang in the office, it reverberatedthrough the entire plant. This time when it rang, my mother didn’thear it. She happened to raise her head and spotted her boss, Raul,heading toward her. He was smiling, but she thought his smile didn’tlook right.
Please don’t let him be coming to me,
she prayed. But hewas.“Hey, Maria, let’s go to my office,” he said. She felt herheart jump in her chest.

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Louise O'Brien added this note
You are so stronge. I watched you on All My Children, you were great. I also watched you on Dancing with the Stars. Again you were amazing. I am so waiting for your book to come out and read the rest of your story. You have a wonderful out look on life, and you have sure inspired my life. You are really a wonderful person. Your mother raised a wonderful man.
Linda Rogers Bazemore added this note
WOW, JR! you amaze me once again! From the first time you appeared on AMC as Brot, you have had my admiration. You are fantastic. I can't wait to read the rest of your story. Love ya, and hug that cutie baby and sweet wife of yours for me!
Cathy Cohee added this note
I don't want to wait until October to read this book. It is very, very good.
Pat Pellom added this note
J.R., There are just no adequate words. What you and your Mother went through, I cried as I read the excerpt.. Just thank you isn't enough, but from the bottom of my heart I thank you and your Mother for all you have been through and you still inspire us with your beautiful smile, uplifting spirit and your willingness to help others. The sharing of your gorgeous Diana and Belle with us,
Derrick Foster added this note
Awesome, courageous, and inspirational... Cannot wait to get a copy. I have not read many (okay any) autobiographies, but I need to read this through. I have been a fan since your first day on AMC (a show I started watching on my departed Grandmom's knee) and I have been encouraged by your strength to motivate and inspire others. BTW Thank you!!!
Jeanne Kilmer Chadee added this note
With tears in my eyes, I thank you for your inspiration to all. God has blessed you in such a special way and has blessed all that have heard your story. Praise God from whom ALL blessings flow......Thank you.
Jennifer Eagleson added this note
So intense J.R. I cannot wait to read the entire book when it comes out...

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