Sunday, March 30, 2014

Blog Tour: Shattered Embrace

Contemporary / Women's Fiction
Date Published: 3/14/2014

Bethlehem took her first breath as her mother took her last. 

Left to survive in overcrowded Ethiopian orphanages, she developed survival skills rivaling a warrior - a fierce, independent fighter before she could walk or talk. As she approached her second birthday, Bethlehem lived her days guided by two rules: everyone leaves and trust no one. 

A world away in Canada, Tory Witcraft is trying to adopt from Ethiopia with her husband, Matt, when her adoption agency goes bankrupt, threatening her dreams of becoming a mother. Against the advice of many, including government officials threatening to revoke the adoption, she goes to Ethiopia, and her new daughter, Bethlehem.

When they finally meet, both mother and daughter struggle to connect, each trapped by their own fears and demons. Emotions and tempers run hot. Hearts and dreams collide, shattering a family before it could fully form.  

The adoption journey was difficult, but no one expected the hardest part of the journey would begin once they met.

My Review

Wow, as a mother, I can not imagine the stress and heartache that must go into the Adoption process. I truly resonated with the story and loved the fact that PR Newton was able to take me into the world of adoption and give me a better understanding of what it entails.

The characterization was spot on. These were not one dimensional characters, they each had their own struggles and fears and it translated from the pages to the reader.

I truly believe this is a must read for not only parents of Adopted parents, but for anyone who has their own child or is looking to have a child. It really puts things in perspective. There are so many things we take for granted.

P. R. Newton

P.R. (Piper) Newton is a proud geek mom of two little boys, one through birth, one through adoption. She has a background in psychology and continues to take post-grad courses in childhood trauma and development. In her writings she loves to explore the human mind, putting her characters through unthinkable things, just to see how they react. She is a full-time author, who believes in the magical, creative inducing powers of arm warmers and stripy socks.


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1 comment:

  1. I love the excerpt and review and I can't wait to start! Thanks