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In a country where hundreds of women lose their children through divorce each year, one woman’s heartbreaking story of loss, struggle, and eventual survival will provide the world with a glimpse into the heartache and pain felt by these mothers. Celine Zabel’s story follows the loss of her two children through a gut-wrenching divorce and her unyielding attempts to win them back. An eye-opening story of loss and survival, Zabel’s tale of a broken legal system and a broken woman will leave a lasting impact on everyone who experiences it.

Lives Shattered: One Mother’s Loss at the Hands of the Legal System looks at the harsh realities and pitfalls of the United States legal system. Through the failure of the legal system to administer anything close to justice, this touching tale of survival shows how one woman overcame unbearable pain and loss while maintaining a modicum of hope. Told through a mixture of narration, first person letters, and third party accounts of Zabel’s extraordinarily trying time, this poignant story shows readers everywhere the catastrophic and emotional toll a mother’s loss takes and the breathtaking strength it takes to make it through to the other side.

Inspired by the legal train wreck that changed her life forever, Zabel wrote Lives Shattered in order to show people that this disturbing scenario isn’t all that uncommon. With a need to help others who could potentially face the same situation, or are dealing with their own losses, Zabel documented her story in an effort to make a difference. A shocking tale of survival in the face of extreme adversity, this incredible story is a must-read for anyone going through a personal tragedy at the hands of a legal system we’re supposed to trust.

Lives Shattered is a truly dramatic account of a woman’s life being ripped apart by the failings of the legal system. Filled with unyielding tension, heartbreaking emotion, and the quiet strength that allows people to stay on their feet and soldier on, this amazing story will touch readers from all walks of life. Whether you’re going through a divorce, are in the legal profession, or simply enjoy a good, dramatic read, this story will keep you riveted from the beginning.

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