Friday, October 13, 2017
Book Review - STRAINS OF SILENCE by Bethany Kaczmarek
This is the first book I've read by Bethany Kaczmarek, and I think I've found a very talented writer. This romance is in a timely branch of the romance genre, abuse and stalking. While it's definitely uplifting, you can still feel the threads of emotions in the young women who are so terrorized by the ones who should be honoring and protecting them.
Kasia Bernolak is engaged to a young man who dominates her and has wrecked her self-esteem. He's pulled her away from God and from her family, shame tearing those precious bonds apart. She gathers up her remaining courage to break the engagement and leave the country, literally. She goes to Peru for a summer-long mission and begins to find herself and her God again--but terror haunts her dreams every night.
When she returns home and then back to college, her worst nightmares begin to happen. Blake, her now former fiance', is now her stalker. She makes a decision to go nowhere alone; three guys and her roommate take turns shepherding her from class to home to the place she helps youngsters with their homework. But will it be enough?
Apparently not always. What can she do?
Find out by getting the book from Amazon, Barnes and Noble, or your local bookstore! Well worth the cost of the read!
I received a free copy of the book from the author. The review and evaluation are my own opinions.