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Revelations [Kindle Edition]

Pamela Kay Noble Brown
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A mother's secret...her daughter's shame.  Melanie has finally met the man of her dreams, but life is never easy for one who has suffered a lifetime of horrific loss. She was compelled to return to her hometown, sure that enough years had passed since the tragedy.  But why does she keep having those same horrible nightmares?   Was domestic abuse a curse that was passed on from one generation to the next with no escape?

And her boyfriend's mother Mrs. Harriet Cornelius seems to be a sweet person, but there's something about her that Melanie just can't put her finger on.  A shameful family secret may just keep Melanie from becoming too deeply involved, yet she longs for the kind of life and love others have. Will she find a way to overcome her fears, or will she simply walk away?  (Christian Fiction/Novella/Domestic Violence/Inspirational)  Pamela Kay Noble Brown is also the author of "Handcuffs and a Pyramid of Satin".

Excerpt: Her picture perfect life changed in an instant...

Ellen had met Nita the first night she'd arrived at the Oak Ridge Battered Women's shelter, which was located about 15 miles outside of Hampton, South Carolina. That was the night three weeks ago when a bleeding Ellen had called 911. After five years of serving as a punching bag to her stressed-out husband, Ellen had known that she had to get out when her 4-year-old Melanie had jumped on her father's back in a futile effort to save Ellen from the barrage of fists pouring down upon her. She would never forget looking over her husband's shoulder and seeing Melanie's horrified face as she screamed "No...no...no...Mommy" over and over again. Oblivious in his fury, her husband Sam had continued to pound her face and shoulders until a sudden snapping sound made them all freeze.

Sam had beat Ellen so hard that the knuckle of his ring finger had popped out of joint. It had long ago weakened from years of boxing. He looked from his fist to Ellen several times like a man waking from a deep sleep. "Oh baby, I'm so sorry," he moaned, his eyes welling up with tears. "You know I love you so much. I don't want to lose you baby. I'll do anything," he said standing up abruptly, ignoring the thud as little Melanie fell from his back to the floor.

A has-been boxer, who'd fallen out of public favor after losing 10 fights in a row, Sam Hightower had begun using his fists at home. Ellen had tried her best to be supportive and pray for him and encourage him, but more and more often he flew into these rages. This time Ellen knew she had to flee, if not for herself, then at least for their child's well-being.

"Baby, I'm gonna swing by the emergency room and get this hand looked at," said Sam, ignoring Ellen's rapidly-swelling eyes. "When I get back, I'm gonna take my two favorite girls out for some ice cream cones. How does that sound?" Sam looked at Melanie as if surprised she wasn't jumping up and down with happiness at the thought of ice cream cones, one of her favorite treats. Trying to divert his attention away from Melanie who was now cowering in the corner, Ellen spoke up and said, "Good. Ice cream sounds just fine."

"Just fine what...?" Sam snarled as his eyes snapped back to Ellen.

"Just fine baby love," answered a defeated Ellen. She could barely bring herself to utter the endearing term she had coined for Sam in their earlier and happier days.

"That's what I like to hear sugar pie," said Sam walking towards the door. "I'll be back in a few if they don't keep me sitting in the waiting room all night".

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 133 KB
  • Print Length: 90 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1468073834
  • Publisher: Pamela Kay Noble Brown; 1 edition (25 Feb. 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004PLO8OO
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,716,839 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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More About the Author

Pamela Kay Noble Brown lives in Columbia, South Carolina, with her husband Virgil Brown. She enjoys writing, acting, reading, bowling, and rollerskating. "Revelations" is dedicated to her late parents James and LouEllen Noble. She welcomes your feedback and reviews.

See what U.S. reviewers are saying about "Revelations" on Amazon.com:

"Pamela Brown's first fiction work grabbed me from the very beginning. Reading this story was so inspiring just to know the depth of this author's talent. I was able to read and really feel what I'm sure she wants her readers to take in. The story itself was so heartwarming. I am looking forward to add more of Pamela Brown's talented work to my "must reads." - Keshia

"This story is not only captivating, but I was awed by it's twist and turns as well. The author went places that took me by surprise and left me inspired by her storytelling, reminding me that clouds can have a silver-lining. Not your typical romance tale." - Sharon

"Pamela Brown's book grabbed me from the very beginning, too. It's amazing how you honestly see yourself in these characters, at different social times in your life...and remember the silly the things we did for love or wanting to be loved. I agree, it's not your typical romantic tale, but it is just so accurate. Every woman can stand firm in knowing, that God has a way of working all things out for our good! Thank you Pamela for that message. " - Kamale

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'Revelations' deals with the difficult subject of domestic abuse in a delicate way and has a happy outcome for all the characters in the book.

Melanie Walker has just moved back to the town where she lived as a small child, to work with a local theatre company. Having had to deal with the loss of her parents as a child, coming back to her hometown isn't easy, but she soon meets Mike. He turns out to be the man of her dreams.
Mike's mother, a great patron of the local arts, seems familiar to Melanie, but she can't put her finger on it.
As Mike and Melanie's relationship grows more serious, Melanie is forced to think back about the time that she and her mother ran away from her father, who abused her mother. Only if she gives her past a place, can she accept Mike as her future husband.

Although this novella deals with the difficult subject of domestic abuse, it is not a difficult read. The characters of Melanie and Mike are well told and as a reader you really want them to get together.
This is the first book by Noble Brown, who is a good storyteller. 'Revelations' is a nice read for a dreary Sunday afternoon - a Christian themed romance story that leaves you feeling good about the world.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Love the Book! Love the Message! 4 May 2011
By Kamale - Published on Amazon.com
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Pamela Brown's book grabbed me from the very beginning, too. It's amazing how you honestly see yourself in these characters, at different social times in your life...and remember the silly things we did for love or wanting to be loved. I agree, it's not your typical romantic tale, but it is just so accurate. Every woman can stand firm in knowing, that God has a way of working all things out for our good! Thank you Pamela for that message.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Revelations of another kind 15 Jun. 2011
By L. Mihay - Published on Amazon.com
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When I got this book, I figured it had something to do with the Bible book, Revelations. Not so. This is a short story (started this a.m. and finished this afternoon, with a full day, in between). It's a story of Faith and miracles. It started with physical abuse and ended with God's good out of that bad. It's a really inspiring book, and well-done.
7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The first time is a charm 7 Mar. 2011
By Keshia Dawn - Published on Amazon.com
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Pamela Brown's first fiction work grabbed me from the very beginning. Reading this story was so inspiring just to know the depth of this author's talent. I was able to read and really feel what I'm sure she wants her readers to take in. The story itself was so heartwarming. I am looking forward to add more of Pamela Brown's talented work to my "must reads."
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars LOVE! 21 Dec. 2012
By Author Lorieen D. Henry - Published on Amazon.com
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Pamela delivered an awesome body of work! Through her storytelling skills she showed the power of God's love even in our darkest hour. Melanie had carried around a secret for years, but even in her shame, God was there with her. Not to mention, He had His angels looking out for her. God's love, a spouse's love, a child's love, a friend's love...just LOVE. This book sent such a strong message of love no matter the circumstances. Just love and God loves you through!
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Revelatory 26 Mar. 2011
By Sharon Oliver - Published on Amazon.com
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This story is not only captivating, but I was awed by it's twist and turns as well. The author went places that took me by surprise and left me inspired by her storytelling, reminding me that clouds can have a silver-lining. Not your typical romance tale.
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