Friday, September 1, 2017

BOOK TOUR / REVIEW FOR - SAFE HOUSE - BY SHANNON SYMONDS


Welcome to my stop on this awesome tour!

Pic and description taken from tour media (Cedar Fort)

DESCRIPTION:

As a victim’s advocate, Grace James is used to rushing into trouble to save her victims from abuse or assault. And with a handsome officer like Joe Hart at her side, Grace is sure there’s nothing she can’t do. But an ominous storm brewing on the Oregon horizon is about to change everything-and bring with it dangers and revelations Grace and Joe never expected.

MY REVIEW / THOUGHTS:

I have to admit that reading books about abuse of any kind is very hard for me.  I like to read books to escape reality and not read about it.  Having said that, this book ended up being such a great book to read.

I loved this story.  I am saying this will all love behind it.  My sisters and I love these kinds of books.  We call them "Mormon Smut Books"....hehe.  I really do mean that as the best compliment.  I love to read books that have to do with my religion and love.  Or any religion for that matter.  I know that when I read it, it will be clean.  

I loved that this book covered a hard topic, and showed how people could get out and move on to bigger and better things.  I am a HUGE advocate for Sexual Abuse, and the author of this book is a HUGE advocate for Domestic Violence.  I think that's why I liked the book so much.  Hard topics are hard to read, so they have to be done well.  The author definitely did well with this book.



We all take the chance when we marry someone, that they are not all they say they are.  We may not know what their demons are until after marriage.  Then sometimes they have groomed you so well, that it's impossible to leave.  Amber and Kelly realize this after they have gotten married and are both faced with the challenge of what to do now.  



As they navigate their lives with the help of Grace, they realize that there is a possibility of life outside of an abusive marriage.  They find their faith in God again, and the power to fight for what is missing in their lives.



This is such a good book about love, life, faith, religion and suspense.  Their stories are heartbreaking, and life changing all at the same time.  I hope that you take the time to read this book.  It is so wonderful.  


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Goodreads Book Giveaway

Safe House by Shannon Symonds

Safe House by Shannon Symonds

Giveaway ends September 7, 2017.See the giveaway details at Goodreads.

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Source:  I was given this book as part of a blog tour in return for an honest review.  I was not compensated in any way for this review.  These are my own PERSONAL thoughts on the book.
Content:  Clean



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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:



Pic and bio taken from tour media

Shannon Symonds currently works as an Advocate serving victims of intimate
partner or family violence. Shannon responds with law enforcement to the
scene of domestic or sexual assaults, works with victims, accompanies them to
the hospital and provides follow-up care. She is a trained trauma and recovery
specialist, has completed the Oregon Coalition training as a professional
advocate, has completed training as a parent educator, Head Start Teacher,
early childhood education certification and one year program, an Associates
Degree with an emphasis in Social Services, has worked and trained as an
advocate for over 15 years total. She is the recipient of the Oregon Trial
Lawyers award for her work to change housing for victims of domestic violence.
She is a confident trainer and speaker, and is comfortable working with the
public.
Author Residence: Seaside, OR



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