Story List and Biography
Nancy Massand

Dump Trucks
Peg Leg in Paris
Mechanics and Spelling
This is a Public Bus
Why I'll Never Go Back to Albuquerque
The Circle Unbroken (excerpt)
Not Your Mother's Pumpkin Patch
Photo by Erik den Yngre at Wikimedia Commons.
Photo by Erik den Yngre at Wikimedia Commons.

Nancy Massand is an English teacher in an independent school in Queens, NY. She and her husband Mike have been married 43 years and have three lovely daughters, three wonderful sons-in-law and nine beautiful grandkids. Nancy has just published her first novel, The Circle Unbroken, available in print and Kindle formats. You can read more about Nancy on her website,

Information about Nancy's new book:
The Circle Unbroken

An impulsive choice, an untimely death, a shattered family. Can love survive even this?

New York City. 1964.

My daddy made me go. I didn’t want to. He sent me to his brother’s family in New York City for the summer, because things were getting hot in Mississippi. And he wasn’t talking about the weather.

Nancy Massand’s debut novel, The Circle Unbroken, follows sheltered, sixteen-year-old Mavis Powell from Mississippi on a transformational journey. Mavis is completely undone when she moves in with her cousins up north and meets smooth-talking Harris Brown. But there’s a chasm between Mavis’ religious family and Harris’ roots in the Harlem clubs.

Their new love quickly escalates to recklessness as they head back to Mississippi during Freedom Summer. Although their motives are pure, the result is tragic. Slammed with rejection by her new family as well as the church, Mavis’ first year with Harris threatens to be her last. What does it take to heal a broken family? How do you save a love that’s pulled so tight it’s ready to snap? The Circle Unbroken is a redeeming testimony to the power of love.

The Kindle edition of The Circle Unbroken was released 9/17/19 by Soul Mate Publishing. The paperback edition is available for pre-order from Amazon or Barnes & Noble, to be released 2/29/20 - Go to:

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