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At the age of eight, bullets shot past her head as her mother and youngest siblings piled into a car. Not enough room left for the rest of the family, Clementine and her brothers walked beside the vehicle as bombs exploded beside them. Bodies fell to the ground. Dead. You were lucky if you survived without a wound of some kind. With no time to stop and mourn those you love, the exodus from war-torn Rwanda was a chaotic and terrifying experience especially for a child like Clementine Bihiga.

Clementine wrote Happily Broken; Discovering Happiness through Pain and Suffering, not to preach to people, but to come beside them as a friend who cares—as a friend who has traveled through the fire and come out on the other side. Free. Does she have scars? Of course, but she’s here to tell you that scars can be beautiful. Pain and suffering can be beautiful if embraced with a full heart and genuine faith.

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TESTIMONIALS

Francoise C

I loved how the author stayed true to herself throughout the book. The book is interesting from start to end. I also loved how the author was directly speaking to her readers while telling her story. She wanted to transfer a message and she gave it her own way. Reading her life made me appreciate what I have in mine. Seeing all the challenges she went through and how happy she was taught me something about gratefulness and positivity. I would recommend this book to people who feel like their lives are unfair and they want to give up. The author believed in a better life regardless of the bumpy journey.

Arelis Gomes

Happily Broken: Discovering Happiness through Pain and Suffering This riveting short-novel captured my attention from start to finish. My eyes were literally glued to book, and I truly enjoyed reading every single page. This book is great for all readers.
It is a story of about the authors’ life struggles and how she overcame them. I was amazed as how she was able to go through so much pain and suffering at such a young age and still manage to rise above it. She walks you through her time in Ruanda and her travels as a refugee and escaping death during the Genocide that took place in her native country of Ruanda. The author goes into detail about culture shock. She came to America for a better life but realizes that life in America is not as easy as everyone portrays it back home in Ruanda. This book is great for children to teach them life lessons and how to overcome struggles we face daily as human beings. The book is powerful and will help many people who are lost or in need of motivation and guidance. Help empower yourself and others and purchase a copy of this book today!

Francoise

I normally don’t write book reviews, but for this book I just had too. I loved how the author stayed true to herself throughout the book. The book is interesting from start to end. I also loved how the author was directly speaking to her readers while telling her story. She wanted to transfer a message and she gave it her own way. Reading her life made me appreciate what I have in mine. Seeing all the challenges she went through and how happy she was taught me something about gratefulness and positivity. I would recommend this book to people who feel like their lives are unfair and they want to give up. The author believed in a better life regardless of the bumpy journey. It would be great if the author wrote a second book to this, as I felt certain parts needed more details; however, it was a great quick read.

J. Finlinson

This is a very inspiring look into the author’s life and how she became ‘Happily Broken’. I loved her incite into facing adversity and seeing the positive affects if we allow it. I think my favorite chapter was Breaking into a Whole. I love when she says, “I might as well create a life experience resume to clarify my qualifications and life experiences and hand it to the next tragic event that might hit me. As soon as it reads my resume, it will knock on the next door. I’m simply overqualified…” She is talking about how breaking qualifies you to go through other tough times. I would recommend it, especially if you are going through particularly tough times. Very interesting read.

Amazon Buyer

I know about a dozen refugee families from multiple countries of origin span a few decades of when they left their home country and every story is just as gripping as this one. Clementine is candid and shares her story in a natural way as if she was talking to you. I read the book in about an hour which never happens for me. If I had Donald Trump money I would buy copies to hand out to every American.

John McDonald

Happily Broken is a very emotional book. Through all the hard times Clementine has gone through, she remains a positive person. We all can learn from this book. The reader cannot imagine what she went through as a child, yet she has become such an influence on so many. She is an inspiration to anyone reading the book. I highly recommend it.

Z

Happily Broken is a very emotional story. Yet it was an easy read that so much that I could not put it down and wanted more. Clementine did very well in telling her story to make you feel empathetic to her situation. This is a great motivational and encouraging book for anyone go through hard or desperate times to say the least. I feel so honored to know such a wonderful woman. Great job Clem, keep smiling and keep shining, to God be the Glory!

Amazon Customer

I know about a dozen refugee families from multiple countries of origin span a few decades of when they left their home country and every story is just as gripping as this one. Clementine is candid and shares her story in a natural way as if she was talking to you. I read the book in about an hour which never happens for me. If I had Donald Trump money I would buy copies to hand out to every American.

Hélène R. Houle

I ordered this book as soon as I read about her in our local newspaper. The book is very short. The book is loaded with engaging remarks about life challenges and the ability to meet those challenges and move forward. I have communicated with the author via social media and she responds immediately. Another huge advantage. The is author is just that reachable.

Charleen Tivnan

After surviving such tragedy in life, Clementine is at peace. She truly knows how to be joyful in all circumstances and the light of Jesus shows through her. I had the pleasure of meeting her in person and can tell you she is just as she says in her book, happily broken.

Sheri

It feels like Clementine is speaking directly to you with this book. While Clementine went through some unimaginable things in her life, how she copes and the strength that she finds to make it through her struggles is truly inspiring. Clementine’s positivity and zest for life is infectious!

D. Witte

Happily Broken is such a beautiful testament to the strength and resilience of the human spirit. Clementine Bihiga is an inspirational role model for all of us and I can’t wait to read more from her in the future.

Kitt

I must confess that I had the honor of meeting Clementine Bihiga in person and hear her speak before I read Happily Broken. She radiates love and inspiration in person and in print. Incredible that someone can survive such atrocities and remain filled with optimism and faith in God.

Debbie amaral

You cannot put this book down, I cried and laughed along with the author, every story is so raw and real. Full of humor and surprise along
With strength and conviction. Please read this book, you will not be sorry. The best read in a long time.

Marcellin Mutuyimana

WARNING. If you start this book, you will not put it down until you finish reading it. Speaking from experience.

Kindle Customer

Amazing story… great message of Hope… well written and so needed for our times. Highly recommend this book!