Hearts Broken is the sequel to the novel, What We Need To Survive. The story continues with Martina now a three year old being raised by her Caucasian grandmother, while her younger, African-American grandmother suffers from a life-threatening health crisis after delivering her second set of twins. Her best friend Lucy’s gay fathers are struggling to repair a broken marriage. Martina’s new friend and classmate, Ivy, just lost her mother to a car accident and her young widowed father, a pediatrician, is struggling to restart his life. He meets a pretty, young NICU nurse. She is a single mother raising Scarlett, her daughter born with a disability. Martina, Lucy, Ivy, and Scarlett are friends whose families are facing challenges which will tug at your heartstrings.