Friday, October 15, 2010

Book Review - The Weight of Glass by Stuart Heatherington and a GIVEAWAY!

The Weight of Glass
The Weight of Glass by Stuart Heatherington

Wow! So emotional, passionate and heart wrenching!!  

This book was hard to put down! I couldn't stop, I had to know what would happen next.
It's a story of how  2 people who survived horrific abuse at the hands of their stepfather and they relive the past, telling about the abuse they suffered and what they did to try to stop it.
The story is written so beautifully, at times poetically.
There were parts where I was on the edge of my sitting, praying this boy would tell someone about his abuse and there were parts where I was hoping something would happen to the stepfather, and something does a couple of times! I don't want to give to much away, it's an amazing story and  you really have to read the book!!

Description from Amazon:
“Long ago my childhood became a graveyard for the shipwrecks of memory. Broken masts lay compressed along its shoreline. Like inverted crosses rising from the water, the emotional events of youth scuttled upon shallow rocks and slipped gently into its currents. Throughout the years I found forgetting an acceptable form of therapy; my demonstration of its ability masterful.

But then I’m sure the children who suffered as we did, seek out love affairs with razor blades and the comfort food of pills and wine. Anyone can tell you reminders fade away, but honestly, it’s easier forgetting when you’re dead. Because if we seek hard enough to stir the clouds of memory, those things we learned to drown below the surface, every now and then they find a way back. And it’s only then the realization is made. Sometimes dead is better.”

Hidden in the haunted words of Amy Macon’s indelible memoir, as much a work in progress as a survival guide for a torturous childhood, is the need to stitch together her brother’s dark secrets, those terrible mysteries surrounding the destruction of their family, ones she knows shaped the fabric of all their lives.
For Lee Macon, growing up was painful; he can’t forget waking up inside his mother’s coffin or, sometimes, the image of the man that put him there. Even after three decades, he hasn’t stopped drowning every godforsaken memory in a bottle.
It is here, torn between the lines of a sister’s unfinished manuscript and the darker truths of a desperate brother, that the beautiful pull of Fripp Island comes alive in Stuart Heatherington’s page-turning novel, THE WEIGHT OF GLASS.
Amy, Lee’s sole surviving sister, plans to meet him at Rabbit’s Hole, the family’s old beach house, to scatter their baby sister’s ashes where they belong. Even though it’s been years since Darla went missing, Lee still doesn’t know why the hell it matters; they already buried her once before. But a promise made is a promise kept. Besides, it’ll help Amy erase some of the scars from her psyche, if not the memory of the ones on her wrists. And he needs it too. If anything, Darla died because of him.
Back then, years ago as a battered teenager, Lee decided to take revenge on Warren Tucker, their abusive stepfather and the minister of the local town, by stuffing the hymnals with evidence of his corruption. Half out of his mind, Lee wasn’t sure which, or maybe he just didn’t care. All the same, he was throwing a match on a volatile situation. But enough was enough. Warren’s violent nature had only worsened in the wake of Lee’s mother’s death, and he and his siblings had been scarred forever.
Now only the two of them remain alive. And over the course of three days, Lee will find himself blindsided by his sister’s resolve, drug through the past by the corners of a broken heart and forced to remember a decade old pledge. Amy tells him it’s time to dig up the dead; she needs to finish writing her memoir, and only Lee can help find the bones buried the deepest. But if there’s any hope of absolution, for burying the past Amy means to exhume in her book, they must find a way to save each other first. Because it may be the last chance they get.

The author has generously offered to 3 lucky winners  The Weight of Glass Ebook!

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Suko said...

This sounds fabulous! Please enter me in this great giveaway. I will post this in my blog's sidebar. I'm a follower. :)


Thanks, Natalie! You host the best giveaways!

Lisa said...

I live in Canada, bummer! But good luck to all of the entries!

Alice Teh said...

Hi Natalie, I'd like to give this a shot. I have a US address. :D


Thanks for hosting the giveaway!

Linda Kish said...

This sounds really good.

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Kay Elizabeth said...

Ooo, I like the sound of that! Please enter me too. I'm in the US. :)


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Teenage Bride said...

Natalie this is awesome!! The cover is amazing!!

I hope you had a fantastic weekend!!!

MoonRae said...

Sounds like a great book!! Thanks to you and the author for the opportunity to win it!

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

This looks so good! I would love to read this!

Frugaluser said...

I would like to enter please

Debbie F said...

Please include me! sounds wonderful


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Heather said...

I would love to entered!

Scoot said...

Thank you for the chance to win! seescootread[at]gmail[dot]com

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Wow, I'm a sucker for tales of abuse...I'm sure you know this about me!

I can't enter, though, because I don't have an e-book reader.

Would love to read the print version someday.

Anonymous said...

Please, enter my name in the contest. This book sounds absolutely fabulous!