The Broken Heart Refuge – Party

Last Monday I celebrated the launch of my new series: The Broken Heart Refuge, with its first book, Betrayal.

As mentioned in my last blog, we did an online party on Facebook, so that we could all join in at different times of the day and contribute with comments, sharing, etc. Some of you, however, are not on Facebook, so I’ve decided to post a summary here, with some photos, of what went on during our celebrations.

The topic of my series deals with the subject of Broken Hearts, so I ran a competition with three questions relating to this subject. I asked my readers to answer the questions. The answers that got more ‘likes’ would receive a prize.

So here we are with the questions and the winning answers.


Trude won this one with her answer: I had my heart broken a few times too many, each time the door to my heart closed a little harder. It slowly turned into a cold, hard rock in my chest, and I was not sure anyone would ever show me love that was warm enough to melt the ice I carried inside.

The prize for this was (cappuccino optional)

The Broken Heart Refuge Mug

The second question in the competition was:

The Broken Heart Refuge 1 - Betrayal, Martina Munzittu

Siv was the winner for this one, her answer was: My husband, asked me to marry him only 4 days after we met. That was the 11th of march 2007. We got married on the 7th of June 2008 and we are still married AND as my morning gift I got this: (photo of Siv showing great emotion as she opens car door) – I think I have all possible emotions in that moment = LOVE  and finally – he lets me be who I am.

The prize for this question was:


The last question was:

The Broken Heart Refuge 1 - Betrayal - Martina Munzittu

Massimo won this one with his answer: A broken heart is sent to heaven to be mended. Judge a garden by the number of its flowers, and not by the leaves that fall. Measure your good days with the smiles that shone and not the tears that rolled.

The prize for this answer was a signed copy of my book.

We had a lot of fun at the party, it was lively and there were many interesting comments and so many touching stories. You can still read them here.

And, let’s not forget that in Nonna Pina’s house, there is always cake and tea. Since I am really considerate and you’re so far away, I had a slice on your behalf as well. I hope the success of this series will outlive the cake.

Cake for the Broken Heart Refuge Party - Martina Munzittu

4 thoughts on “The Broken Heart Refuge – Party”

  1. Shame I could not attend the FB celebration as i wished, since I worked the all day 🙁
    The prizs are so cool, however I am not skilled in romantic stuff 😛

    Can’t wait to write my two cents about BHR 🙂

    • Thank you for taking the time in reading about the party, even when you couldn’t take part. I hope you will enjoy the book.
      The series is not strictly romance, but it deals more about relationships and when things don’t go the way we want and we end up suffering.
      I think it’s particularly appropriate for this time of the Year, when there is a great expectation that at Christmas people should be happy, the perfect family, and so on, and often this is not the case. I’m looking forward to hearing what you think about it.


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