By Amazon Reviewer "Anonymous"
Dec. 17, 2011
I cannot begin to express the effect this book had on me and my life. It alerted me to the abuse that can so easily and quickly enter relationships and emphasized just how large of a devastating effect it can have on women. Because of reading this book and a friendship with the author, I was able to leave what was a potentially very emotionally abusive relationship. This book was a large tool in saving my future. Not only is it extremely informative, but also amazingly well written. I had quit reading for years due to boredom with books. After picking up this book and not being able to put it down, it reignited my spark for reading. Daleen has a real talent that very few people possess. I will forever be grateful for the help that I received through this informative and inspiring story.
By Amazon Reviewer A.J. Challenger
Dec. 18, 2011As an author, editor and writing instructor I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Daleen's writing is impeccable and her approach to such highly personal issues is impeccable. This book is written in such a way that it is not only an interesting read, but something from which no personal can walk away from without being able to relate. I recommend this book to anyone. It has lessons for us all.
By Amazon Reviewer Joyce
Dec. 19, 2011
I can relate to this book. I purchased the book because I went to school with Daleen and grew up in Preston county. I could hardly put it down until I was finished reading it. It shows that we are all human. We never know what is going on in someone else's life. When it seems like someone has the perfect life, just look a little deeper and you will probably find out that they have sorrows as well as you do. Good luck with your book.
By Amazon Reviewer "Smurf Mama"
Dec. 24, 2011
It took a lot of courage to open up her entire life to the public. This book was difficult for me to read because I had no idea this was happening to my childhood friend. We sent a lot of time together growing up and this book explained why we lost touch. Daleen provides a great insight to those who have been fortunate to not suffer sexual or spousal abuse on why they stay in the relationship and I hope it provides courage and hope to those who are being abused to leave. I hope her courgage and determination to better her life for herself and her children helps others. I am proud of the women she has become. Once you start reading the book, you will not be able to put it down until you are done.
By Amazon Reviewer "Momma"
Dec. 24, 2011
Reading Daleen's book was difficult at times for me because it echoed so many of my thoughts from the past. She put in writing thoughts and feelings that I had but was too ashamed to tell even my best friend. After reading her book I spoke to other women about it and found out they too had disturbing thoughts after the birth of a child. While my own story differed in several ways, there were many times where I had to face my past in order to get through the book. I think if more women could admit to the things Daleen has written about fewer of us would feel alone and ashamed. Anyone who has a sister, daughter, or young woman in their life should pay attention to the wisdom written on the pages of this book. Kudos to the author for breaking the silence, not only in her own life but in the lives of her readers.
By Amazon Reviewer Heidi
Dec. 29, 2011
I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book and Daleen's journey was very inspiring. Her strength should be an source of strength to anyone who has ever been abused or is struggling with anything in their life. After reading this book, my troubles seem minor and I know I can face anything if Daleen could do it. I highly recommend this book to anyone regardless of past or present life experiences.
By Amazon Reviewer Laurilynn
Jan. 3, 2012
This insightful and inspiring book is a page-turner. I read it in two days. The storyline jumps around in the most delightful way, drawing you in, as the author diagrams her background and underlines how that influences all of the decisions that she makes. Throughout the story, the emotions that she draws out of you ranges from pity for her naivety, to anger towards her abuser, to sympathy, as well as inspiration from her persistence and accomplishments, and finally to triumph and a sense of sisterhood because she is able to make you feel as if you actually know her. A wonderful, easy read. The only way it could have been better is if I were on the beach reading it!! I will be recommending this to all the readers that I know!
By Amazon Reviewer Joyce S. Bartley
Jan. 19, 2012
At the beginning of the book I found it difficult to read, that is "how could this book apply to me", yet when I continued to read it, I found that it did apply to me, helping me to see that 3 marriages, being raised by someone I trusted, touching me as a child only once, but I have carried that with me forever, always looking for another man that could erase this but instead choosing men that not physically abusing me but mentally, something that is just as bad and debilitating. Yes, I saw myself and some very close to me that hid their abuse but was raised in a time that leaving the abuser was not an option. I just wish my cousen, my dear sister, and all the women that suffer in silence, I believe it just might have given them courage to make a stand. Thank you Daleen for writing this book, you have done a service to more women/men than you will ever know.