Friday, February 15, 2013
Book Review - CRUEL HARVEST by Fran Elizabeth Grubb
God bless people with the courage to write about the pain and shame in their childhoods. Fran Elizabeth Grubb's childhood was an unending nightmare no child should ever have to endure, but endure she did. She not only endured but triumphed.
One of seven children, she traveled across the south picking cotton with her parents. Her father was a cruel alcoholic who got meaner when he'd been drinking--which was every day. He beat his wife and children for any or no reason and sexually abused his daughters. Only the love of their mother kept the children sane.
This is an amazing story by a courageous woman who, with the love and help of God and her wonderful husband, overcomes a shattering past to find and reunite most of her scattered family and forgive her father.
Cruel Harvest is available from Christian Book Distributors, Amazon, and Barnes and Nobel. I'll warn you, it's heart-rending reading--but worth it.