Deliberate Kindle Edition
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One whack with the little wooden hammer and, Bam, get to it jury. You're in charge. Go decide and get back to us."
Leigh Blackburn has never been good at deciding anything. As a permanent resident of the state of Inertia, there are a lot of demons she needs to face. Jury duty is going to rattle the timbers of her life and set off a chain reaction. The funny thing about being everybody's doormat is that once you stop there is no going back.
- ASIN : B014DVGQ0Y
- Publisher : Under the Live Oak (August 23, 2015)
- Publication date : August 23, 2015
- Language : English
- File size : 2241 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 354 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,262,828 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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- Apologies to Maddie & Tae, two of the best to hit the Country Charts in decades, IMHO as a certified Red-Neck.
Yes this story does read like a Country Song in may ways with some reference to child abuse thrown in. I'm not making light of that and the reader should be aware that the storyline may not be best for all.
--> If and only If you can deal with the mature nature associated with the premise of sexual child abuse surrounding the trial featured and the Demons two of the jurors are forced to recognize and face should you continue.
Once you get by the hurdle and Demons that lurk in the back ground this well done story will grab your soul and suck you in. This is about more than Family Values and Child Abuse, it includes projections of Guilt and Fear that surround victims at all ages, be it a Childhood or as Adults in a Failed Marriage. Facing the Demons can be hard and sometimes results in violent outcomes as depicted in passing toward the end of the story.
This is not a light hearted story by any means, but rather a lesson in what is all to common within American Society today.
Thank you Dixie for a very well done story about "Facing Old Demons" and dealing with them.
For those who enjoy legal/courtroom drama -- this might interest you in that I believe that it is accurate that jurors use themselves and their own lives as a barometer for their deliberations; that motivations outside of evidence in the courtroom impact verdicts; and that jurors often seek external information (which is against the rules) to assist them in making a decision. Other aspects of the legal process in this book are a little flawed, (like the fact that the jury instructions would have told them that they could not use external infomation) but it's not about the legal drama at all so this can easily be overlooked.
Author: Dixie Burns
Publisher: Under the Live Oak
Reviewed By: Arlena Dean
"Deliberate" by Dixie Burns
What a life Leigh Blackburn had and it definitely was not a easy one! Who would have thought that after she had been called to serve on a jury that her eyes would be opened about her life..with her husband and even her mother. But one thing that is for sure Leigh knew that she had to get it all together not only for herself but for her son Ben. This was not a happy read... definitely a tough one, however, there were a lots of lessons to be learned from this well written story that will leave you thinking about long after the read. What will happen when Leigh comes to believe it is time for a change?
Be ready for lots of drama and suspense as Leigh deals with being summoned for jury duty, her husband and mother. What will happen as Leigh decides to take charge and move on with her life?
I did enjoy some of the witty humours time while she was on jury duty[in the courtroom], with her son and her neighbor and four dogs. This was quite a interesting read of how this main character [Leigh] was able to 'deliberate her own life while deliberating the fate of an accused person.' If you are looking for a poignant and touching story the reader will have one here..for "Deliberate" will bring it all to you in one relatable story.
Finishing made me feel a loss for a friend in my life. I will wonder what Leigh and Ben are doing. That is a really good indicator of a good book to me.