Fern (Brunken ’62) Boldt

Fern recently published a young adult novel, Blemished Heart. In June, she attended a writers’ conference in Toronto. At the closing black tie dinner, The Word Guild announced the winners in more than 30 categories of writing. Out of hundreds of submissions from all over Canada, she won the award for best young adult novel. Blemished Heart is available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

You can keep up with Fern at her website, fernboldt.com.

blemishedAbout the book: 

Lizzy Bauman keeps getting into trouble. Every time she’s punished, a dark spot is added to her heart. Resolving to do better, she writes down her misdeeds in a little book. She desperately wants to erase the blemishes and prevent any more from appearing.

As she grows older, Lizzy is held hostage by her family’s poverty, her abusive father and brother Clyde, and her unresponsive mother. Only her brother Jimmy seems to care, making her life somewhat bearable with his kindness and gentle humor.

One day, God shows Lizzy the way to leave the fear and shame behind. She places her trust and blemished heart in the hands of the only one who can truly cleanse her and set her free.

Based on a true story.


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