Tag Archives: abuse victims

“The First Day of Spring” by Nancy Tucker – Book Review

Chrissie Banks lives with her Mammy and she is eight years old. Her Mammy does not love her, has never loved her. In fact, Chrissie has never known affection in her short life. She is always, always, hungry and her … Continue reading

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“The Last House on Needless Street” by Catriona Ward – Book Review

“How many times can someone bend before they break forever?” Ted – a man who is large and stature, has no friends, and lives in the house where he grew up. Ted clearly has some form of mental illness and … Continue reading

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“The Second Woman” by Louise Mey – Book Review

“She wants to forget this day. That’s allowed. She does that sometimes, some days don’t count.” Sandrine is a legal secretary. She is bright, but very much a loner. She has zero self-esteem, and is severely emotionally damaged from her … Continue reading

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“Witness” by Caroline Mitchell – Book Review

Rebecca then – a young school teacher, Rebecca lives with her mother who is dying of cancer. When she meets the charismatic Solomon, she is immediately entrapped by his clever emotional manipulations. Solomon – a handsome man who is a … Continue reading

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“When I Was Ten” by Fiona Cummins – Book Review

“The currency of secrets is more valuable than anything else, even money.” THEN: Dr. Richard Carter and his wife Pamela were probably the most despicable characters I’ve ever read about. Concerned only with themselves and how they appeared to the … Continue reading

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“Season of Second Chances” by Aimee Alexander – Book Review

Grace Sullivan left her small Irish village to go to university in Dublin. She wanted to follow in her beloved father’s footsteps and become a doctor. While in the big city she met and fell in love with Simon Willoughby, … Continue reading

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“Cold Woods” by Karen Katchur – Book Review

Trisha moved from Chicago to the small Pennsylvania slate town when she was ten years old. She moved there with her mother and Lester, her stepfather, who was an abusive drunk. She quickly made friends with two girls from her … Continue reading

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“Forgive Me” by Susan Lewis – Book Review

Widowed, Rebecca is a talented interior designer with her own business in London. She has a vivacious teenage daughter named Cara who has lost all her ‘spark’ since she married for the second time. Her new husband,  financier Marcus Huxley … Continue reading

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“When the Storm Ends” by Rebecca L. Marsh – Book Review

“…remember that everyone has difficulty in life sometimes, but it’s only when the storm ends that you can see a rainbow”. Sometimes you read a book and find that you are left feeling sort of… content. Content in knowing that … Continue reading

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“The Lies We Hide” by S. E. Lynes – Book Review

Carol’s story is set mostly in the mid to late 1980s. Desperate, after a final, almost deadly attack from her husband Ted, Carol secrets her two children away and takes them to live in a shelter for abused families. This … Continue reading

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