Goddess Fish Promotions provided this book for review as part of a virtual book tour for Morgan Wyatt--a special thanks! Morgan will be awarding a backlist eBook at every stop to a randomly drawn commenter, and a Grand Prize of a $30 Amazon gift card to a randomly drawn commenter during the tour--the Rafflecopter is at the end of this post. Also, you get more chances to win if you visit her other stops. Check out the list here: http://goddessfishpromotions.blogspot.com/2013/08/virtual-review-tour-seeking-shelter-by.html.
Megan becomes Elaine. She changes her appearance along with her name to escape her vengeful spouse. With the help of new friends at the women’s shelter, she pieces together the broken shards of her life. Megan finds the strength to trust and love again when she meets soft-spoken Kevin. He supports Megan’s transformation from abused wife to confident woman. Life is full of potential with her new place, love and career, but Jason looms like a dark cloud. Unfortunately, Jason is not a big fan of happy endings, especially hers.
Ms.Wyatt does a great job of capturing the reader's attention and bringing you right into the book. The first page of the book tells the backstory--Mean and her kids are in a shelter, and her son's prayer that night before bed is "God, please kill my dad." A powerful start.
My only problem with the book is that it's just too short. I would have enjoyed a longer time to see and enjoy the changes that Megan goes through as she grows from a frightened abused woman to regaining her confidence and her self-respect. But, such is the nature of a short book.
On the plus side--it's an easy read and very interesting. I especially liked Kevin and found the interactions between him and Megan well-done (would have liked more of that too...lol...greedy thing that I am). I fell in love with Megan's dad and wish more had been brought out about why he hadn't done more to get in touch with during her marriage. He seemed like the kind of man who would have moved heaven and earth to find her--unless something had prevented him.
The kids were great--Ms. Wyatt does a great job at portraying how abuse effects kids and their resiliancy.
I will definitely be on the lookout for other books by this author.
At the age of twenty, she had another chance at superhero greatness as being one of the few female soldiers trained for combat. The fact that women will be able to serve in combat soon indicates that all the witnesses to the grenade incident have retired. The grenade incident didn’t prevent her two sons or daughter-in-law from enlisting in the service. Having different last names probably helped.
Morgan recently retired from teaching special needs students to write full time, instead of in the wee hours of the night. With the help of her helpful husband and loyal hound, she creates characters who often grab plot lines and run with them. As for flying, she prefers the airlines now.
Seeking Shelter is a courageous tale of Megan Moeller who flees her abusive husband to start a new life with her children. The only problem is her soon to be ex-husband is not a big fan of happy endings, especially for Megan. This powerful, heartrending tale is now available from Sweet Cravings Publishing.
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