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By: Ruth Carosone Mary Lynne Lorch Sheri Kunkle

Bundles

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Terror, heartbreak, deceit, rape, tragedy, despair and finding the will to survive. These are the driving forces in the lives of three very different women. Shelly is a talented young artist, attending school, and dreaming of a future career and a life with the man she is dating. Lynne, a mobility instructor at a school for blind children, is building a family with her husband and young son. Lora, a human resources professional, is living a magical life of travel, theatre, sailing, and great restaurants with the husband she loves. And then a new reality descends upon each of them. Will these three women take steps to move towards their tomorrows? Will Shelly find a way to rescue herself by changing the game from his to hers without his knowledge? Will Lynne provide the necessary care for a 3-pound baby on 7 different medications due to severely compromised lungs? Will Lora accept that her amazingly wonderful marriage has been a hoax and find a way to define a new existence for herself? Continued captivity, the breakdown of a family, and the choice to end a life could be the consequences of failure. Their stories cross time, entwine with other lives, and ultimately converge at a pivotal moment in each of their lives.

Sheri Kunkle is an Artist and Designer by trade.  However, her true passion is caring for the forgotten generation, the elderly.  For years she has used her talents and compassion to bring joy to their lives.  Bundles is her debut novel, written with two close friends.  The horrific story of one of the characters in Bundles is based on Sheri’s own young adult life.  She and her adopted daughter live with Sheri’s father, close to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  The adoption of her daughter was the fulfillment of a life promise and provided much of the motivation to write Bundles.  


Mary Lynne Lorch is a recently retired Orientation and Mobility Instructor at a school for blind children in the Pittsburgh area.  Her life’s work has been dedicated to her desire to help other people. Bundles is her debut novel, written with two close friends.  The journey of one of the three characters in Bundles is based on her own life experiences which moved from heartache to hope.Mary Lynne and her husband are the parents of a young adult son and daughter. The stories of their lives are the inspiration for Mary Lynne’s journey in Bundles. 


Ruth Carosone is a Human Resources professional in the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania area. Her personal mission has always been to help others succeed in their careers. Though she has done extensive business writing in her corporate roles, Bundles is her debut novel, written with two close friends. It is the fulfillment of a lifelong goal.  The tale of one of the characters in Bundles is based on her own life experiences.  Ruth and her husband are the parents of two young adult daughters who were adopted as babies and provide much of the inspiration for Bundles.

Sheri Kunkle is an Artist and Designer by trade.  However, her true passion is caring for the forgotten generation, the elderly.  For years she has used her talents and compassion to bring joy to their lives.  Bundles is her debut novel, written with two close friends.  The horrific story of one of the characters in Bundles is based on Sheri’s own young adult life.  She and her adopted daughter live with Sheri’s father, close to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  The adoption of her daughter was the fulfillment of a life promise and provided much of the motivation to write Bundles.  

 

Mary Lynne Lorch is a recently retired Orientation and Mobility Instructor at a school for blind children in the Pittsburgh area.  Her life’s work has been dedicated to her desire to help other people. Bundles is her debut novel, written with two close friends.  The journey of one of the three characters in Bundles is based on her own life experiences which moved from heartache to hope.Mary Lynne and her husband are the parents of a young adult son and daughter. The stories of their lives are the inspiration for Mary Lynne’s journey in Bundles. 

 

Ruth Carosone is a Human Resources professional in the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania area. Her personal mission has always been to help others succeed in their careers. Though she has done extensive business writing in her corporate roles, Bundles is her debut novel, written with two close friends. It is the fulfillment of a lifelong goal.  The tale of one of the characters in Bundles is based on her own life experiences.  Ruth and her husband are the parents of two young adult daughters who were adopted as babies and provide much of the inspiration for Bundles.

Sheri Kunkle is an Artist and Designer by trade.  However, her true passion is caring for the forgotten generation, the elderly.  For years she has used her talents and compassion to bring joy to their lives.  Bundles is her debut novel, written with two close friends.  The horrific story of one of the characters in Bundles is based on Sheri’s own young adult life.  She and her adopted daughter live with Sheri’s father, close to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  The adoption of her daughter was the fulfillment of a life promise and provided much of the motivation to write Bundles.  

 

Mary Lynne Lorch is a recently retired Orientation and Mobility Instructor at a school for blind children in the Pittsburgh area.  Her life’s work has been dedicated to her desire to help other people. Bundles is her debut novel, written with two close friends.  The journey of one of the three characters in Bundles is based on her own life experiences which moved from heartache to hope.Mary Lynne and her husband are the parents of a young adult son and daughter. The stories of their lives are the inspiration for Mary Lynne’s journey in Bundles. 

 

Ruth Carosone is a Human Resources professional in the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania area. Her personal mission has always been to help others succeed in their careers. Though she has done extensive business writing in her corporate roles, Bundles is her debut novel, written with two close friends. It is the fulfillment of a lifelong goal.  The tale of one of the characters in Bundles is based on her own life experiences.  Ruth and her husband are the parents of two young adult daughters who were adopted as babies and provide much of the inspiration for Bundles.

Customer Reviews
4.9
17 reviews
17 reviews
  • Sandra Horgan

    Bundles is beautifully written and painfully thought-provoking. The women on this journey experience unimaginable suffering and heartbreak, yet their spirit and will to overcome is inspiring. The triumph of love and hope is within the grasp of their waiting arms. This debut novel leaves the reader wanting more from these first-time authors!

  • Maura

    From the very first chapter, I couldn’t put the book down. Well written with such a strong storyline. I loved the way three women’s stories were seamlessly weaved together in the novel. I have already recommended this read to all my friends.

  • Roxanne Cook

    A definite page-turner. Excellently written with suspense, heartfelt, and so relatable to so many in this world! I could not put this down! Highly recommended read for everyone and anyone!! AM- Thank you for publishing and to the authors that experienced these life events- thank you for sharing your stories and providing hope to those in similar situations!! Will read it again!!!!

  • MB

    I’ve been looking forward to reading this book since I knew it was in process. This book is about three women’s journeys, including heartbreak and joy. I found myself fast forwarding to read their individual stores to know what happened in the end. I could feel their emotions as I read the book and found myself rooting for them. Quick read and well worth adding to your must-read list!

  • Beth Modrak

    This is a story of three strangers who suffered heartbreaking, horrific, and tragic events and their subsequent decision to adopt “bundles” from a foreign country. They have formed lifelong friendships for themselves as well as for their children. These true stories gave me everything that I look for in a good book—a love story, suspense that kept me on the edge of my seat, and tragedy. I would highly recommend this book to anyone. I could not put it down. The strength of these three women who overcame the circumstances they experienced was truly inspiring!

  • Diana Hare

    I would love for everyone to read this book which was co-authored by my friend Mary Lynne Lorche! It is an amazing, well-written tale of 3 very different women, each going through difficult times and coming out the other side stronger! I believe your stories will help others with similar experiences to see there can be a beautiful light at the end of their tunnels too.
    Highly recommended, loved it! Can’t wait to see if there will be a sequel.

  • Constance K Rippole

    This book is about 3 very different women and the emotional journeys they were on and what brought them together. This book will grab your attention from the very first page. I got caught up in each of their stories and wasn't able to put the book down until I got to the end. I felt every emotion and found myself crying with them and cheering them on at the same time! Each of their stories gives you hope that as long as you have faith you can get through whatever it is that you may be dealing with. I enjoyed the book and would recommend it. I've seen other reviews where people are looking for a sequel and I would agree because you feel like there is more that was left unsaid. Thank you, Sherri, Mary Lynne, and Ruth for having the courage to write your story and share it.

  • Jan Briggs

    This is a story about 3 strangers who experience heartache only to lead to a world of happiness and find new friendships.
    I found the story compelling and could not wait to read more. Easy reading. Hopeful there will be a sequel. Highly recommend.
    Congratulations to the authors - job well done delivering your stories. Looking forward to reading more from you.

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