Book Reviews, Tyndale

*Book Review*~ In Broken Places by Michele Phoenix

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The description of the book from Tyndale’s website:

Shelby’s life isn’t glamorous, but it is predictable—and that’s the way she likes it. A survivor of her father’s violence, she has spent a lifetime creating a safe existence devoid of dependence. But her carefully managed world begins to break when, under staggering circumstances, she becomes a single mother to four-year-old Shayla. In a drastic attempt to escape her childhood’s influence, Shelby moves to Germany, but she quickly discovers how intimately linked memory and healing are—and how honestly she must scrutinize her past in order to aspire to a richer future. As she juggles a new job, a new culture, a new daughter, and the attention of an enterprising man, Shelby’s fresh start becomes a quest for the courage to be not only a survivor, but someone who prevails.

My thoughts:

Overall, I loved this book! There were pieces in this book that were thrown my way that I never guessed would of happened, but there were also predictable things that happened just like any other romance novel. The book was confusing at first with going back and forth between the past and the present, but I soon figured it out which helped make me like the book even more.

The story of Shelby and her sister which you find out pretty early in the book. Showing how even through the things that Shelby went through with her father in her past, she could still love her sister as much as she would her own despite the age difference and Shayla only being her half sister. Child abuse is not an easy thing to incorporate into a story, but the author did a great job! This book was thoughtfully put together and I am grateful for the chance to read the book.

I give this book a 4.5 stars out of 5 stars.

I received this book from Tyndale in exchange for my honest review.

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