This is the first publication I have read by this author and I was completely engrossed from beginning to end. The subject of domestic abuse and the intricate details the author shares with respect to so many years of suffering such physical and emotional pain is disturbing. Yet, the author doesn't necessarily want you to dwell on the pain affiliated with her abuse but the steps that weren to make a better life for herself. She learns to value what matters in life and the people who will be there for her unconditionally. What made this book that much more special is the fact that I am extremely passionate about animals. Her dog was a constant source of support, unconditional love and certainly provided the purpose and determination to get through each and every day. Excellent book.
Interesting true account of the author's life. Exasperating
Very heart wrenching, and eye-opening. some stronge language. Very real story of a womans abusive childhood and adult relationship. And also how she survived.
Powerful memoir of Connie May Fowler. This is one of my favorite books. Have a box of tissues next to you while you read this.
I did not want to read a book about an abusive relationship but I did want to read about the dog. Unfortunately, the dog is more background to the author's story, which is well-written. As the author's self-esteem grows, the writing subtlety changes to to reflect the author's growing confidence and determination to leave her abusive partner (they were not even married). Disappointed that there was not more dog in the story, but a worthwhile memoir to read if you want some understanding of the thinking process that keeps an abused person in a relationship that is not healthy.
An amazing book! the things she endured were so horrible yet she
was able to overcome them and escape. I could not put this book
down even though it was so sad.
A powerful memoir..........heartbreaking and chilling at times. A must read!