Book Reviews: A Trail of Broken Wings by Sejal Badani

Trail of Broken Wings Book Cover Trail of Broken Wings
Sejal Badani
Fiction Memeoir
Lake Union Press
April 14, 2015
EBook with audio narration

When her father falls into a coma, Indian American photographer Sonya reluctantly returns to the family she'd fled years before. Since she left home, Sonya has lived on the run, free of any ties, while her soft-spoken sister, Trisha, has created a perfect suburban life, and her ambitious sister, Marin, has built her own successful career. But as these women come together, their various methods of coping with a terrifying history can no longer hold their memories at bay. Buried secrets rise to the surface as their father--the victim of humiliating racism and perpetrator of horrible violence--remains unconscious. As his condition worsens, the daughters and their mother wrestle with private hopes for his survival or death, as well as their own demons and buried secrets. Told with forceful honesty, Trail of Broken Wings reveals the burden of shame and secrets, the toxicity of cruelty and aggression, and the exquisite, liberating power of speaking and owning truth.

I got this book wonderfully well written and heartbreaking page turner of a book from Kindle Unlimited adding audible narration to it. As I had this I read it via a combination of reading and listening. This was the first time I had listened to a book ans this book was an ideal book to do it with because it enabled me to hear the correct pronunciation of the characters names as they were Indian Names.
The book told the story of an Indo-American family and the life they had in America particularly the lives of  the four women (Mother and 3 daughters) at the hands of the abusive matriarch of the family. The story starts with the return of one of the women from her travels after hearing her father was in a coma, which it turned out was due the actions of the Mother poisoning him slowly with some of his medicine.

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Book Review: Nearly Mended (no 2 Nearly) by Devon Ashley

First of all thank you to Devon for allowing me to read and review this book. I gave it a 5 stars out of five because it was a fantastic continuation to what I am sure will be a grate series.

I loved this book because it was interesting to see the changes that Megan made to her life with Nick in order to get over what had happened to her when she was taken. Then how she changed her tack when Zander took her again from fighting against her situation to being totally compliant especially when she found that Zander had got Nick.

It was also interesting to see how Nick dealt with what happened to him as well as the changes that happened to Zander from being a mean, nasty bully to being a kind, gentle almost loving person.

When they escaped from Zander’s clutches and went to the police to report everything that had happened to them it was obvious that they were going to be in some kind of police protection for the rest of their lives so they couldn’t be taken again.

I can’t wait to see how the story develops more in the next book.

When Megan was taken again and Zander took her to a “party” which ended up being an auction and where she was violently raped by the houses owner who also was the person who was doing the laser treatments to correct her burn and cut scares. It was shocking to find out that all the time they believed they were safe and no where near Zander, he was not only just down the road from them but he also knew exactly what was happening in their lives because he had had a tracking device implanted in her.

I also liked the fact that Megan had a scare that she was pregnant because she hadn’t had a period for several months but she wasn’t then when Zander took her again she found out why she hadn’t had a period for a while when he told her that he’d made sure she had wouldn’t have a period by giving her a contraceptive jab

I have loved both of the books I have read in this series so far, on my kindle, that I fully intend to but the actual books eventually as well.