By Author Brandi Kenndy
Reviewed by Felita Daniels / 222 Pages
A good friend gave me this book to read. It isn’t my normal choice. I mostly go for mysteries and non-fiction. It was hard to read, not because the author didn’t know how to write. It made me angry. I mean so angry I would read a few pages and I’d have to get up out of my chair and pace the living room arguing with the characters. I had to tackle more pages a different evening when I felt up to wrestling with the subject matter.
The focus of this book is Christine’s experience with domestic abuse and her journey out of this horrible situation. I grew up in a household where the cops were called and there were black eyes and busted lips. The author intends for this book to be inspirational and to help others that may be in this situation. I guess I am not really her target audience. When Christine says she still loves her husband Malachi and misses him after his abuse, I just want to puke. How can remembering the good old days cause a person to ignore broken ribs and concussions?
So, I’m trying to convey here that the writing is powerful and there are real emotions and difficult situations. It’s just not ‘enjoyable’ reading for a person like me. Could it be helpful for someone else, to see how one woman slowly changes her thinking, regains her self-esteem and makes a plan? Very probably.
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About the Author
Brandi Kennedy is an American writer who is finally living her childhood career dream. As a child, books were her world, and through adulthood the love of words has never changed. A woman of varied interests, Brandi loves photography, music of all kinds, knitting, crochet and of course, mothering her two young daughters.
Currently, she finds her home in the heart of Knoxville, Tennessee, among the mountains and the members of her extended family, where she spends her days at the computer, bringing fresh and incredibly real characters to life.
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