- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 452 KB
- Print Length: 258 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1494492377
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Wonder Women Publishing Limited (15 Jan 2014)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00HW7B3Q4
Grace Elliot is falling apart. Overwhelming tragedy has turned her world into a dark and lonely place. Facing the pain and the ghosts is impossible. Hiding her secret behind a mask of confidence and faking her life is the only thing she knows how to do. She’s alive…but not living.
Counsellor Ben Hardy is certain he can help Grace heal. Maybe it’s a way to rid himself of the demons haunting him from that one horrific night when his life shattered.
When they meet, everything changes, and their pasts offer them a remedy to save each other…until Ben’s traumatic history threatens to destroy the trust they’ve built.
Will the truth tear them apart? Or will it force them to understand the healing power of forgiveness and love?
Thank you to Elle and goodreads for allowing me to read this amazing well written book.
This book is well worth the five stars I have given it in fact if I could I would give it far more because it was a difficult subject to write about covered in a very sensitive and funny way.
When i finished reading the book my immediate thought was that it had been written in a way that it could be the journal that the main character in the book wrote during her recovery from her experience & said she wanted to publish.
The story as a whole was fantastic as it was about how different people people recover from different experiences they have in life a survivor of rape, a survivor of the results of a family member being raped and a woman surviving an abortion she had as a teenager.
I really identified with the main character, Grace, of this book as I have was raped by a longtime friend and boyfriend so I went through similar feelings for a longer time afterwards until I eventually saw a counsellor several years after the fact. I also neither screamed nor fought back when it was happening for self preservation purposes as the person involved had Scichzophrenia so I didn’t want to want to trigger him to have an outburst and hurt me.
I loved the developing love story in the book between Grace and Ben because they were so obviously well suited. Which is why I was so upset when it looked like Grace finding out about Ben’s whole past had ruined their burgeoning relationship but thankfully the strength of their feelings for each other won out.
I fully intend to buy the book in paperback format because its a book that I definitely want on my bookshelf because of the lovely story and amazing writing as well as the beautiful cover art. And I fully intend to recommend the book highly to others as well both in person as well as on my blog.
Elle Harper is a pen name of International Bestselling and Award Winning Author Sibel Hodge.
Her work has been shortlisted for the Harry Bowling Prize 2008, Highly Commended by the Yeovil Literary Prize 2009, Runner Up in the Chapter One Promotions Novel Comp 2009, nominated Best Novel with Romantic Elements in 2010 by The Romance Reviews, Runner Up in the Best Indie Books of 2012 by Indie Book Bargains, and Winner of Best Children’s Book by eFestival of Words 2013. Her novella Trafficked: The Diary of a Sex Slave has been listed as one of the Top 40 Books About Human Rights by Accredited Online Colleges.
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