Tuesday, April 8, 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.

Wow, this was such a powerful read. As a parent, I could not even imagine the struggle that goes into adoption. This was an eye-opening read for me. 

Adoptive parents truly do have to be so resilient to attend to so many additional issues that may arise from an adopted child. I felt their pain and struggle throughout the novel. 

I really enjoyed the fact that P.R. Newton was able to highlight so much of the process from start to finish as well as the after that you never really get a chance to hear about. 

Wonderfully written and deeply moving!

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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