Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Romance that melts your heart. The Boots My Mother Gave Me by @BrooklynJames7

The Boots My Mother Gave Me

Written by Brooklyn James

Genre: Romance

Book Synopsis

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to walk through life in someone else's shoes?

Strong-willed tomboy Harley LeBeau puts you in the boots her mother gave her, as she takes you along her journey of escape from an abusive childhood and the desire to find herself as she comes of age. Made to feel a burden to her father simply by her gender, Harley is determined to prove her worth and independence, leaving the small town she grew up in and the one boy who gave her a soft place to fall, Jeremiah Johnson. Torn between saving herself and abandoning her mother and younger sister, Harley chooses her own life in hopes they will choose theirs, too.

A mature, candid read for everyone. A must for women. The Boots My Mother Gave Me explores the dynamics of abuse and dysfunction, the courage to overcome, the strength in sisterhood, and the ongoing conflict and unconditional love between mothers and daughters.

Climb into Charlene the Chevelle for a fast-paced story about a girl who is tough enough to survive and tender enough to learn to trust in love.

Abha C's Rating

Abha C's Review

It has been a while since a book in this genre kept me wanting to read and not put the book down. The main character Harley is endearing as a child, she wants to be strong. She wants her father's love and she is completely happy to forgive every abusive action of his. Her growth from a frightened child as she realizes her father's limitations to a strong young teen is wonderful.

Harley has just one refuge, Jeremiah. Her friend since childhood and her first for a lot of things. Both characters grow with the book and the way they experience life and each other changes with time. James does a great job of telling their story.I love the fact that Harley is a strong woman that wants to make it on her own, away from the life that she once knew.

There are a few parts in the middle that seem to be stretched and the instances where she flashes back to a childhood memory is distracting. That is the only reason why this book doesn't have the highest rating in my book.

Overall this is a great read, a tearjerker at times and has romance that melts your heart!

Review Disclaimer: This book was provided free of charge in exchange for an honest review. The above review was not influenced in any way, including financial.

Maturity Disclaimer: marked mature for Sex & Drugs/Alcohol.

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