Monsters. They don’t hide in your nightmares. They steal you away from the good life and prevent you from living your dreams.
That’s where 17-year-old Gwendolyn Fitzpatrick found herself; surrounded by wicked fiends after everything she thought she had was gone in the blink of an eye. She was shuffled away with one bag of memories miles away to a pair of foster parents that hardly had her best interests at hand. Forced to obey and listen to her caregiver’s commands, Gwendolyn buries her old self and focuses on the pain to become one of them.
A monster herself to seek vengeance.
While yearning for her teeming point to come, Gwendolyn starts to connect with another 17-year-old foster boy living with her who calls himself Welch. Just when Gwendolyn starts to feel faith splice its way through the venom of pain, the connection she has with Welch is put in jeopardy as the harshness gets worse with each passing day.
Will the two tattered spirits make it out alive?
**Not suitable for readers under the age of
eighteen due to graphic content.**
Gwen is a young woman that had not a care in the
world...well that is until she lost both of her parents in a horrible car
accident. She is now 17 years old with nothing of her own while having to enter
into the world as something new, a foster child. She never wanted this but the
future is ever changing, that much I know for sure. While having to enter into
this new lifestyle, Gwen is scared and lonely but she is dead set on not
letting them see her cry.
After meeting Gwen, we then come to know Welch. He is a
very broken young man who is soon to be 18 and eligible to get out of the hell
hole he has come to know. Yep that’s right…he is in foster care too. And don’t
get me wrong, most foster care parents are wonderful but there are those few
that slip through the cracks and well unfortunately for Gwen and Welch they
were dealt the wrong card. Anyways, back to Welch. This young man is sweet,
gentle, and polite, that is as long as his foster parents are nowhere near. And
when he meets Gwen, he becomes very determined to help save and comfort her
through her transition as best he can.
So as you may gather from my previous statement in the
above paragraph, Gwen and Welch literally live in HELL. Their foster parents
are the devil. While reading this book all I wanted to do was go there and kick
both of their asses and lock them up and throw away the key. How they ever
passed the qualifications and evaluations for becoming foster parents, I will
never know. But they are they absolute WORST!!
But even though the parents make me want to scream, Gwen
and Welch make me all warm inside. I love both of these characters through and
through but I will say that after reading this book I took a little piece of
Welch and I tucked him safely inside my heart. This character is beyond
inspiring and brave. When Gwen called him...
"My boy. My monster. My all. My
savior. My wonderful fucking William Welch. My own Prince Charming."
She wasn't lying. He is all those and more!
Now this book is not your typical hearts and roses stuff,
but it is about shit that people don't like to talk about. The shit that
happens in real life. This bullshit happens to good, young, innocent people.
All when they are in the need of someone the most. So it may not be all that
gushy mushy stuff but it’s something that will truly break your soul. I’m not
Mary E Palmerin will take you to dark places and she will
bring you to your knees sobbing…BUT…then she will wipe your tears and bring you
back to the light.
I read this book and cried about four times. And once I
got to chapter 23, I actually texted the author and said Holy *ucking shit you
just ripped my heart out!!!
All I can say is...
1.You will love it.
2.Have tissues close to
3.Pour yourself a tall
glass of wine first…you WILL need it!
Mary E. Palmerin currently resides in Indiana
with her husband and two small boys. She enjoys writing raw, taboo tales that
strike various emotions in her readers. When she isn't busy writing, she
usually has her nose in a good book. Mary enjoys spending time with her family
and friends, anything outdoors, cooking, art, tattoos, red wine, traveling, and
anything that makes her laugh. You can keep up with her work on her blog
at marypalmerinauthor.blogspot.com as
well as her Facebook page at Facebook.com/succumbingtoscarsandsorrow for
release information and signing schedules. Follow her on Twitter @MP_writer8! Mary
loves to hear from her readers!