Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Forever Sunshine

Forever Sunshine
Collette Scott

Cherisse takes a call from her sister that will forever change her life. Her sister Shelly is living in an abusive relationship and needs a place to stay until her husband calms down. But it doesn't go exactly as planned. Before the night is over Cherisse will meet a man that will help not only her, but her sister.

The book deals with abuse, grief and love. The Prologue begins with Cherisse writing about how her doctor told her that perhaps writing about her grief would help her get past the pain. So you know that there will be sad parts from the very beginning. The author warned me that the book would be sad, but it was also nice to have the warning at the beginning. Just in case I wanted to have some tissues handy.

There are some books that capture your interest from the very beginning and never let go. When I get a book like this I am so into the book that I fail to notice what is going on around me, I don't notice if something is worded wrong or misspelled. The world fades and I begin living the story.
This is just that sort of book. I couldn't put the book down. The subject of spousal abuse was handled so well. It really showcased what is going on in the lives of these poor women. This book is labeled as fiction, but truly felt like I was reading a true story. The main character is telling her story in first person. So I felt like I was given an even closer look into her life by hearing the story in her own words.

I arrived early for an appointment and finished this book in the car. I sat in my car and cried my eyes out. I HATE sad stories, but I would read this book again, it was that good. And also to be fair, only about 2 chapters are sad. The story ends well and left me feeling thankful for my wonderful husband in more ways than one. I appreciated the way the author showcased a beautiful marriage and an abusive one. It leaves hope for the abused wife that there are wonderful marriages out there.

I would highly recommend this book and can't wait to read the author's next book.

I received this book free of charge in exchange for my honest review.

I just received an email from the author and she wrote "October is the month I am donating $1/book to The Hotline - National Domestic Violence Hotline - for Domestic Violence Awareness Month." Check out Collette's blog for more information on domestic abuse.
Collette Scott - Author
So please buy this book and support domestic violence. The book is amazing and you'll be helping someone else out too. 

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