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A true story written by a true survivor!,
This review is from: Here All Along: Looking for Love Everywhere. Finding my own inner strength (Paperback)I have read quite a lot of excerpts from this book as it was being written; but they did not prepare me for the emotional impact this book would have on me! There were tears of despair, frustration, anger and laughter.
Here All Along is an inspirational story of one woman's fight for freedom, her desire to protect her children and finding the strength to believe in herself.
Here All Along catalogues the series of errors and difficulties that Lori faced as she fought for her freedom from two abusive relationships. The fight to stay sane, stay healthy for herself and her two children, and protect them all.
Lori is a truly amazing women, struggling for what she believes in, and for what is right and just.
The book is about hope, friendship, trust and love. Not in a chocolate box fairytale, but in a truly heart wrenching honest and brutal way.
The book is written with warmth and humour, even through some of the darkest days, I hope many people never have to suffer.
It draws you in, you warm to Lori straight away, as she describes her marriages and her desire to be loved, and you want her to fight the system, protecting herself and beautiful children, and ultimately win the fight that continues to plague this amazing family for years.
I guarantee you will flinch at some of the the book's harder to read parts, but laugh uncontrollably at others.
Either way, whether you wince, flinch, laugh, cry or quietly hear your heart break, you will be affected by this book.
The writing style and approach reminds me of Jodi Picoult. The way that you can hear the effects of the abuse ripple through the marriages, family and community.
Lori writes with truth and passion, and delivers a punch!
I hope this book inspires woman (who may or may not be in similar circumstances at some point in their lives) to continue to believe in themselves and not give up.
Please read it yourselves, buy it for every woman in your lives, mothers, sisters, aunts, friends, and help highlight the struggle women face everyday and show people that there is strength out there.
A true story written by a true survivor and heroine.
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