Thursday, August 25, 2011
Blog Tour: A Soul Less Broken
About the Book:
After being brutally attacked, Catherine Wilcox must discover her own inner strength and courage as she struggles to piece her life back together. She finds herself falling in love with the emergency room physician who treats her, but soon realizes the attack has left her so emotionally scarred that she must turn away the only man who truly loves her. And at a time when she feels her life is finally beginning to heal, Catherine must then face the devastation of learning that her dearest friend has terminal cancer. In A Soul Less Broken we follow Catherine as she discovers the depth of true friendship, the healing power of love, and the stamina of the human spirit.
About the Author:
After majoring in psychology in college, Helen Laibach realized that her aspirations to be a marriage, child, and family counselor did not suit her temperament–so she began a family and chose a more satisfying career as an executive assistant. An avid reader and talented nature photographer, Laibach lives in Southern California with her husband of twenty years and their youngest daughter. A SOUL LESS BROKEN is her first book; 10% of the profits from the sale of the book will be donated to charities related to violence against women and to brain cancer research and treatment.
You can visit her website at www.helenlaibach.com.
This book starts off rather brutally. You get introduced to the main character and then she gets attacked..It happens so fast, as in real life, that you don't really know how to react. You are stunned. You are sickened, and you are scared for her. This part was incredibly well done! I felt rage for what had happened to Catherine. I wanted to help her and protect her. The first few pages of the book are awesome...After that is said, I will say that I was left feeling a bit flat with the rest of it. The relationship felt a bit rushed and unrealistic. I wasn't feeling the same emotional connection that I felt with Catherine as I did in the beginning. Instead of being there with her, I started to feel more like I was watching things happen. A back seat reader, I guess would be the better way to say it. This was a drastic change from the way I felt in the beginning on the book. The book is rather short so there wasn't any real chance to regain that feeling, at least for me.
I have to commend Helen Laibach, for tackling such a weighty subject as this. It's a delicate matter and I'm glad that she is using proceeds from this book to aid in abuse victims and cancer research. This is an amazing thing! I just wished I could have loved the book.
Here are other reviews of this book:
Review's from the Heart-Review
Life in Review-Review
**I was provided a free copy for an honest review, the contents of said review are mine and mine alone***