Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Sparks in Love by Susan Sparks Review

Sparks in Love: A Survivor's Story
by Susan Sparks

One in four: the number of women who will experience domestic abuse or violence.Three per day: the number of women killed in domestic disputes.Ten million: the number of children exposed to domestic violence each year.AND THEY ARE BEHIND CLOSED DOORS EVERYWHERE, IN EVERY WALK OF LIFE.Imagine an attractive, high-powered, female executive who realizes that her twenty-year relationship has turned her into a victim of domestic abuse. Imagine there are children to consider. And imagine the emotional abuse she has endured, abuse that has escalated as she questions her own culpability in allowing it, becomes physical and potentially fatal.Every year, domestic abuse – whether physical, financial, or emotional – affects one in four women in the country.

That’s more than are affected by breast, ovarian, and lung cancers combined. Susan Sparks wants to change this.  SPARKS IN LOVE is a survivor’s story. Giving you a look from the inside, it shows what happens when you fall in love with the wrong person and ignore the warning signs. Highlighting the signs of domestic abuse with stories from her own life, Sparks takes the reader on a journey designed to expose both the subtle and overt aspects of abuse.A cautionary tale to those entering relationships, as well as reassurance to those still enmeshed in abuse, the message is clear: there are safe ways out and life after abuse.

Each victim has the right to become a SODA™: a Survivor of Domestic Abuse.Eminently readable, poignant and informative, compelling and horrifying, SPARKS IN LOVE is an inspirational telling of one woman’s story that becomes everywoman’s story for the one in four women who become victims of domestic abuse.

I received a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's Review-   If you have been or are currently in an abusive relationship, it is best to just leave without looking back.   Never think the person is going to change or that you have to stay for whatever reason, even if you have to live in a shelter it is better than being dead and nothing is worth your well being.  The book has hard times and if you are a survivor you will feel the words and know.   It can bring up memories of the past for some and for others it can be a huge warning. 

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    Surrender the Past After suffering a brutal attack at fourteen, Elinor Abbott avoided men, finding refuge in America until war sent her back to England's shores. Viscount Easton, wounded and sent home, falls for the unrefined beauty on the voyage home. Can Easton help her overcome her aversion to men? Can Elinor conquer her fears and give love a chance? Seasons of Change Cruel pranks motivated by jealousy spoil her betrothal and send Lady Beatrice Chalcroft, daughter of a Duke, into rustication at an orphanage in Scotland. Lord Vernon decides to move on and forgo love, until a chance meeting awakens his heart to Beatrice, but he isn't sure love is enough to overcome her shrewish ways. Seeking Redemption Lady Lydia Markham and Lord Nathaniel Fairmont find love in a whirlwind season, but a tragic incident caused by his wild behaviour force him to leave abruptly and join Wellington. He comes home and unexpectedly runs into Lady Lydia--but will secrets and war spell disaster for rekindling their romance? Shadows of Doubt Gwendolyn Lambert's finds her life reduced to penury and homelessness after her father is killed in a duel, and her invalid mother dies. Her godmother, the Dowager Duchess of Loring, is determined to see Gwendolyn taken care of and restored to her rightful place, and schemes to bring her handsome grandson up to scratch as Gwendolyn's perfect love match. But will they be able to overcome being separated by oceans, storms, and the interference of scheming mamas? Second Chance The Dowager Duchess of Loring has a chance meeting with a flame from the past--Luca Faranese, Conte de Salerno--a man who was never able to forget the woman who stole his heart. Fate gives them a second chance, but will their love be enough to keep them together forever the second time around?   Giveaway Details $25 Amazon Gift Card or Paypal Cash Giveaway Ends 3/13/19 Open only to those who can legally enter, receive and use an Gift Code or Paypal Cash. Winning Entry will be verified prior to prize being awarded. No purchase necessary. You must be 18 or older to enter or have your parent enter for you. The winner will be chosen by rafflecopter and announced here as well as emailed and will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Rafflecopter or any other entity unless otherwise specified. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. This giveaway was organized by Kathy from Clean Wholesome Romance and sponsored by the author. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.a Rafflecopter giveaway

Prison Fellowship, Restoration Series: Jonathan's Walk #TheRestorationSeries #FlyBy

Prison Fellowship, Restoration Series: Jonathan's Walk

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For years, Jonathan has been in prison. As a result, he has missed milestone moments with his family. He wasn’t there for his daughter’s first day of school or a thousand little experiences with his wife and as a father, he is devastated to be separated from those he loves most.

Jonathan has been looking forward to his release from prison for over a decade. So many life events have been missed and he is now ready to be with his wife and kids again. Of course, this transition isn't going to be easy. The odds are against him: with over half of prisoners returning to prison within two years, Jonathan is aware of the challenge set before him.

Still, he is determined to take the skills he has learned into the world outside of incarceration and stay there, helping build the community that he is part of for years to come.

Prison Fellowship presents The Restoration Series: Jonathan’s Walk, a 5-part documentary film series following one man as he re-enters his community after 15 years in prison. It demonstrates in imagery, powerful storytelling and social interaction what it means to be human and the shared need of all people to see communities restored.

 Though America is home to only 4% of the world's population, we house more than 20% of its prisoners. Recidivism–the tendency of a criminal to reoffend—is out of control. The Restoration Series tells the story of men and women who have experienced The Academy, a revolutionary in-prison program that is combatting incarceration and recidivism head on.

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