- File Size: 686 KB
- Print Length: 254 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: The Wild Rose Press, Inc (October 28, 2015)
- Publication Date: October 28, 2015
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B015UESACU
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,743,472 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Griffin comes from a family living with abuse and while his mother is the victim Griffin has his own scars. His father has never laid a hand on him but what Griffin has witnessed as a child and as a man has impacted him to the point where he feels like the risk of the him causing the abuse is to much of a risk so he doesn't get to close to women. That is until he meets Frankie.
Frankie a free spirit meets Griffin and her life changes. She has found a man who is compassionate, loving and she know would never hurt her. Now she needs to help Giffin understand that.
This book shows the other side of the coin on victims of abuse and does so beautifully, the children. The author does a fantastic job of showing this by weaving an honest story. Her compassion and sensitivity to the victims is done to perfection. This is a great summer read for those who are looking for a honest story.
There are many evils in the world. Sad but true. Some of those evils we come across are outside our homes; however, some people face them without stepping a foot out their front door. Unfortunate but again another truth.
For those who suffer any sort of abuse, I hope they find a safe place like Holly's House. I also hope they meet their own Griffin.
Griffin knows about abuse firsthand. He watched his father hurt his mother regularly. Instead of following his dad's example, he chose to be a better man. Using his gift/talent, he masterfully created sculptures for the women of Holly's House. He showed them there is still beauty in the world. With so much darkness in their life, a token of kindness (no matter the size) can make all the difference.
Folks, spread joy -- pay it forward -- and never let anyone damper your spirit!!
>I am an independent reviewer. This is a standalone book that ends in an HEA. Some of the main characters appeared in a previous novel, but this book is not a sequel.
>We are first introduced to moody sculptor, Griffin, in a previous book, "At This Stage". This story takes place a few years later. Griffin grew up in a household filled with spousal domestic abuse. He realizes that he has a greater than average chance at becoming an abuser himself. Griffin is an introverted thinker. He feels deeply about his art and about victims of abuse. I think he feels he is atoning for his father if he can help as many women in abusive relationships as possible. The issues come to the fore when Griffin meets Frankie and falls for her. He is so afraid of having a relationship with her. He feels like a ticking time bomb.
>Frankie is a typical post college woman, trying to find her way. She loves photography, but doesn't have the monetary success to support herself. There are some great scenes where Griffin becomes Alpha dominant where Frankie is concerned, especially when she thinks she is working for a writer. Griffin may not realize, but he has surrounded himself with a support group. He has his long time friend, Sarah, Taylor from the shelter, and his high school teacher, who showed him how to channel his aggression into clay. This story showed how important your actions can be for someone else.
>The issues that Frankie and Griffin face seem very real. I liked how the author dealt with such a tough subject. Frankie and Griffin get their HEA, but Griffin's mother does not. Griffin and I both found his mom's choice to stay in an abusive relationship mind boggling. This story dealt with physical abuse. I wonder how much more prevalent mental abuse is. Any story that starts thought processes along these lines is powerful. Behind all these issues, there is a poignant love story.
>This book is appropriate for an adult audience. The subject matter is sensitive.
> I am giving this book 5 stars.
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