Hey folks, it is time for me to blow my own horn again. I recently published my twenty-first novel on Smashwords. I had been saving this one for a while, not sure if I should publish it, but eventually I came to believe these stories need to be told. Over the years I have been blessed to have been able to assist a few abused women to escape to a new and better life. Some of their stories are woven into the tale of Mary Hope MacLaren.
Sadly, not everybody reaches a happy ending, but I have known a few who did. Some of that is included here as well. It was my desire to expose a dark underbelly of our society, yet not to bury you in guilt or pity because of it, just to make you aware. I also wanted to point out that, no matter how hard the past, anyone can create a better and brighter future for themselves.
Here is what one reader had to say about Hope.
“I couldn’t put this book down! This will definitely make it into my top 20 list, (top 10 is no longer sufficient). This story shows one of the most tragic circumstances in our world; the violence of an abusive spouse. With her natural affinity to positive energy, Prudence MacLeod turns a ruined life into a dream come true for Mary Hope. I was very sad when I reached the final page. I am definitely looking forward to more from this author! Thanks for the great story!”
Here is the link to the book; I do hope you will check it out and enjoy the story.
I thank the very talented Justin for the cover art. As usual, great job.