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Book details
  • Genre:RELIGION
  • SubGenre:Christian Life / Spiritual Warfare
  • Language:English
  • Series title:The Battle for Life
  • Series Number:1
  • Pages:484
  • Format:Paperback
  • eBook ISBN:9781543935400
  • Paperback ISBN:9781543935394

The Shattered Vase

by Gracie Lynne View author's profile page


The Shattered Vase is about a young woman, Suzie Whatley, who lived an idyllic life in the country with her family. This picture-perfect life was shattered when her husband left her for another woman. 

The divorce started an avalanche of different battles which Suzie had to fight. These battles ranged from an investigation by CPS to a flashback of horrific child abuse at the hands of her mother. 

As Hope, Faith, Joy, Grace and Mr. Mercy enter the story; it is apparent that this is a spiritual battle, as well as, a fight for survival. 

The evil entities of Deceit, Betrayal, Rejection, Arrogance, Envy, Adultery, Doubt, Insecurity, Condemnation and Despair are consumed with one goal. The demise of Suzie Whatley.

God is intent upon using every battle to provide another piece of armor to prepare Suzie for the next battle. 

Every thought, word, and action that Suzie undertakes is crucial to her survival. 

The Shattered Vase is a book which is more than one woman's story. It is essentially the story of all of us and the fight between good and evil for our very lives. 

Yet, it is more than is also about the quest for truth. 

For what we seek in life will be found, if we search for it with our whole heart. 


Suzie Whatley's life was wonderful until her husband left her for another woman. This started the battle over Suzie's life. The evil entities of Deceit, Betrayal, Rejection, Condemnation, Envy, Doubt, Insecurity, Adultery, Bitterness and Despair became focused on the death of Suzie. The evil spirits use Barbara, Suzie's mother, to lure her to the brink of suicide with just one phone call. They also entice her ex-husband to start a CPS investigation on her. As if the present is not dire enough, the spirits of evil are cunning enough to lure Suzie into a flashback of horrific child abuse she suffered at the hands of her mother. Suzie was tempted by the evil forces to relent and give in. However, in a war, there is always an opposing side and God is a very powerful force for life. The Godly characteristics of Hope, Faith, Joy, Grace, and Mercy inhabit Christians who minister to Suzie. In addition to these wonderful friends a young man, Jacob, moves in across the road from Suzie. Jacob is a perfect match for Suzie. He ministers to her spirit and loves her children as if they are his own. It was like he was heaven sent until he receives a heart-wrenching phone call. Through all the battles Suzie has a choice to make. Will she succumb to the lure of evil, or will she choose life? For it is through these choices that Suzie will discover where her true love lies.


About the author

Gracie Lynne started her creative writing journey when her children were young. She enjoyed sending Christmas letters to family members about her little one's antics. Several of her family members thought she may have a talent for writing. However, after having three children together, Gracie and her husband realized that their marriage was not one of love and the difficult decision to divorce was made. Gracie became involved in a Christian single's ministry and began writing plays for this ministry. Soon the stress of being a single mother, writing plays and working as a nurse to pay the bills became too much and Gracie had to lay her play-writing aside. Gracie thoroughly enjoyed the role of being a single mom to three amazing children. She also worked a full-time job and part-time job as a nurse. Nonetheless, the times when she was writing for God are the times which she treasured the most. In addition to The Shattered Vase, Gracie has a Christian blog for single parents which can be found at Gracie Lynne would like to extend her gratitude to every person who reads The Shattered Vase. If you would like to contact her you can reach her at gracie.lynne@aol.

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A wonderful, very engaging and splendid book to read!!! Received this book as a Christmas present and found it to be a wonderful, engaging read. The Shattered Vase is a spellbinding tale about one woman's battle against evil. In the riveting plot, there is a tug of war between the Godly Spirits and those which are of the evil underworld. At the start of the book, you meet and get to know the main character, Suzie. Thru Gracie Lynne's wonderful writing, you get to know her so well and become so interested in what she is going thru, you find it hard to put her story down. Once you do put it down, you look forward to picking this book up again to continue reading about Suzie's life and experiences. I very much recommend this book to anyone and I am looking forward to reading this heartwarming book again and again. Read more
The Shattered Vase I judge the worth of a book by how quickly it grabs my attention and if it can hold my focus. The Shattered Vase did both with amazing brilliance. The rivetting plot had me spell bound. Gracie Lynne is an amazing author who pulls you into the story with such a draw that you feel as if you are living the life of the characters. No book, other than The Shattered Vase, has had the ability to capture my attention since I was in high school. I am eighty eight years old now. This book is one in a million - a diamond among petty rocks in the landscape of literary works. You are at a loss if you don't read this memorable story. Read more
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