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Pockets of Joy

Deciding to Be Happy, Choosing to Be Free

Roxane Battle

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  • Paperback: 122 pages
  • Dimensions: 5.25" x 7.25"
  • ISBN: 978-1-59298-876-1
  • Publication Date: 2015-05-15
  • Beaver’s Pond Press

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Pockets of Joy

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If happiness has a hiding place, Roxane Battle may have found it.

As a new mom with a divorce decree and a reporting job on the five o’clock news, she landed on a few thorns among the roses as she learned to raise a child by herself while trying to keep it together in front of the camera. Guided by a strong belief things could, and would, get better, Roxane shed a few tears and found a lot of joy. Pockets of joy are what she calls them—moments where it feels like every thing is going to be okay.

With a little bit of humor and lots of grace, Roxane shares the intimate and private details of her very public life. With stories that resonate with authenticity and truth, Roxane opens up to candidly reveal her life as a single mom, showing how she found her way by making decisions in the name of dignity, values, and faith.

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In this delightfully honest book, we cheer for Roxane as she makes difficult and wise choices—and willingly pays the price professionally—in an effort to forge work-life balance and maintain the God-honoring priorities of being a great parent. Her refreshing example in our success-crazed culture is an inspiration to women and men everywhere! — Deborah Smith Pegues, international speaker and best-selling author, 30 Days To Taming Your Tongue

Pockets of Joy is candid, beautifully written, and easy to read. It is Roxane’s story of finding those pockets of joy during an extremely difficult season in her life. Whether you’re a single mom or not, you will find yourself quickly drawn in, and learning invaluable life lessons along the way. — Pastor Janet Conley, Cottonwood Church

Pockets of Joy is for anyone who has experienced that deep—and often dark—realization that your life hasn’t gone the way they planned. It’s for anyone who never expected to end up where they are. It’s for anyone who’s thinking about giving up. If that’s you, then this book is what you need right now. — Kathleen Cooke, cofounder, Cooke Pictures and Influence Lab

Roxane Battle

Roxane Battle is an award-winning television personality and bestselling author with a passion for telling stories. Her first book, a personal memoir titled Pockets of Joy: Deciding to Be Happy, Choosing to Be Free, became an instant Amazon bestseller.

An eternal optimist, and former divorced working single mom, Roxane speaks regularly to global audiences on achieving happiness, joy, and work-life balance.

She has been the subject of national feature stories in both Working Mother and Ebony magazines.

Roxane is a graduate of the University of Minnesota Twin Cities and earned her Master’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri-Columbia.

A wife and mother, Roxane currently lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota where she dodges snowplows, runs 5Ks for fun, and feeds homemade mac and cheese to her family and friends.

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