TITLE: FIFTEEN SHARDS OF BROKEN GLASS
AUTHOR: PHOENIX L. JAMES
PUBLICATION DATE: 8th AUGUST 2014/9th AUGUST 2014
PUBLISHER: CREATE SPACE/SMASHWORDS
This is the story of Annie Clarke; a survivor. Her courage and determination to overcome and fight injustices done to her is truly a remarkable and encouraging story that will "touch the human heart" (Pete DeLorenzo).
Despite the fact that this book carries adult themes, it manages to weave a tender love story through the horrors of Annie's life and instill hope where hope and humanity are found to be lacking in real life stories of abuse, courage, and survival.
"If tall, blonde, and gorgeous with a kind heart and good with a gun is your type of alpha male, then you're sure to adore Oliver Bradley."
Oliver does not always follow the rules, despite his 'Captain America' good looks and boyish grin. He thinks for himself and when he makes a judgement call not to arrest Annie Clarke when he picks her up off the street for prostitution, little does he know how much his world is about to change.
As a reformed hooker, Annie battles not only with her demons, but also her addictions. One addiction is her ability to turn tricks and perform sexual favors for men to thank them for the kindness shown to her. Oliver teaches Annie her true worth by rejecting her sexual advances. But a man can only withstand a pretty woman for so long...
A baptism of fire tests Annie and Oliver's relationship where they find their love challenged and their future happiness is thrown into jeopardy when world events carve a chaotic path for them to navigate. Will their love survive the change?
Read by thousands of inspired readers, Fifteen Shards of Broken Glass has raised a timely discussion topic and brought to light the ugliness of domestic violence, giving hope to survivors and victims. Contained within the back of this book is an interview with the author and important, lifesaving crisis help and contact numbers for both men and women. Domestic violence does not only effect women and children. Men can be subjects of abuse by their partners too.
While this story is based on a true story, it has been fictionalized for entertainment purposes. While some events and scenarios might be similar to things experienced by people who have survived abuse, the events depicted within this story are not related to any single specific real person and should not be interpreted as such. The characters tell their story and take the reader on their journey through this book. It is one adventure that will stay with you long after you put the book down - if you can put the book down. It is a real page turner.
With a reader average vote of 9.7/10 and a 5 star content rating, Fifteen Shards of Broken Glass is a book worth reading and sharing with your friends.
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