- File Size: 407 KB
- Print Length: 135 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publication Date: April 23, 2010
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B008GIMLLE
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,189,221 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
A Severing of Ties (The Benson Family Chronicles Book 1) Kindle Edition
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In spite of growing up under such terrible circumstances, there is also a lot of hope for the characters in this story. The three Benson sisters; Willow, Emilee, and Avery; each experience their own dramatically life-altering circumstances; but still think of one another; as well as their brother Scott who was more of a father to the girls than their actual father; on a constant basis. Their lives intertwine at the most touching moments possible, and then go separate ways once more to increase the depth of the story. Their individual and unique perspectives on the events that are affecting them all make this story hit home even harder.
The two youngest children who are born to a dying mother and an alcoholic father with no interest in his prodigy are not yet old enough for the reader to even begin to imagine where their paths in life will take them. Along with Willow and her sister-in-law Justine's boys they are sure to encounter very realistic experiences just as moving and realistic as those that their parents encounter. Can't wait to read the next book to see where the dramatic contrast of fate and personal drive take the Benson family's next generation!
Although it's a work of fiction, the characters and most of the incidents might obviously the reality among people all over the world. Life is no fairy tale to the Benson family as the miseries that have taken place in their life has out-numbered the happy moments dawned in their whole lifetime. Still, they got strong with each and every obstacle they had to face and cherished every happiness which rarely was bestowed to them. The story is not a bunch of depressing incidents but an eventful journey of the Bensons with courage, love and unity. I would suggest everyone to read it, especially the young readers as this would make you believe that determination and hard work can lead you to success irrespective of whatever the sorrows destiny would throw at you. May this be a story for the teenage crowd who has been gifted with loving parents and comforts realize the bitter truth in the society, that there are thousands of less fortunate people out there, so they would learn to appreciate even the little things offered to them in life. Happy reading to you all!
An interesting, sometimes graphic story, A Severing of Ties illustrates the desperate situations that many children find themselves in. Some will rise above their beginnings, others will not. Willow and Emilee's stories are tangled around and through each other, while the rest of the family become supporting characters while the sisters learn not only what they'll do for love, but that love can lead you wrong.
A Severing of Ties is an inspiring, thought-provoking story. It's not an easy read- it's full of raw emotion and horrific situations- but is definitely worth the emotional roller-coaster. Highly recommend it!