"Grace Winter thought she was free from the shame that haunted her childhood when she publishes a book, her story, of redemption. But when her boyfriend wants to spend their Christmas with her family, she becomes aware of how far she is from freedom. As she revisits her past, Grace attempts to juggle who she is, whom others want her to be, and the expectations of her faith. When her first love comes into her life again, changed in all the right ways, he helps her discover a desire for what she never thought was possible to have: true love and freedom from a life dominated by secrets and lies. On this journey, she must choose what her heart desires, between keeping the peace and bringing the truth to light and will find out whether it's possible to forgive the unforgivable."


A fictional story about overcoming a trauma that began as a true story.


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Reader Reviews:

"It was so well written with a thought provoking theme of child abuse. What happens when abuse goes unabated, and no one seems to care, but it doesn't go away and has to be dealt with and those involved forgiven."

"I sat down thinking "oh I want to start this book" about 4 hours later I had read the entire thing. I couldn't put it down. I went back and forth from laughing to mad to crying, anxiety and relief, love and hate and pretty much any emotion in between. This book was so well written that you can see yourself there watching the entire story unfold. It was so easy to read and so truthful and honest that it broke your heart and saved it all at the same time. It is a great book for anyone to read and I have recommended it to every friend and family member I have already! I can't wait for the next one!"

Great new writer! I hope there's more where this came from.

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