Today’s Book of the Day is a Womens Fiction novel by award-winning author Jenna Brooks and it’s 50% off for a limited time. October Snow has a 4.5 star rating and is on sale for only $1.99 – save $2!
“I cried, I laughed, I simply couldn’t put it down. I cancelled what was on the schedule for yesterday afternoon to finish it.” Dianne – Amazon Reviewer
by Jenna Brooks
Rating: 4.5 Stars
Genre: Womens Fiction
Price: $1.99 save $2
Josie Kane is a “difficult” woman, a pure enigma – one who survives her abusive husband by honing her unnerving talent for playing mind games: she knows exactly how to manipulate a bully.
Finally divorced, she thinks the abuse is over, and she’s free. She’s wrong. And her cynicism is building.
Josie works with battered women, trying to rescue them from a fate similar to hers. But on the night that yet another battered woman is murdered by her husband, pining for a hero as she dies in Josie’s arms, her cynicism becomes a quiet, simmering hatred.
Her one remaining refuge is in her bond with Maxine and Samantha, the two friends whom she loves like sisters. When Samantha becomes pregnant by Jack – an abuser who makes known his intentions to use the baby as a weapon of control – Josie’s hatred ripens to a vengeful fury.
She sets out to take on one more batterer, manipulate one more bully… And she lures Jack into the crosshairs of the ultimate mind game.
Her friends are convinced that she intends to rid Samantha of Jack. They’re right.
But with Josie Kane, as always, there’s a twist.
With her friends helpless to stop her – and with Samantha hanging in the balance – Josie squares off with Jack in a life-and-death, winner-lose-all battle of wits to determine which side will win Sammy’s future.
And this time, there will be a hero.
Here’s what the reviewers have to say:
October Snow is a well written, emotional and engrossing book about the bonds of friendship in the face of a difficult reality. Ms. Brooks has taken on a grueling subject, domestic violence, and turned it into a story of strength, friendship and bravery.
This story about the world of abused women and the awful legacy left behind is compelling as well as surprising. There are a lot of insights here as well as a terrific story. I highly recommend this book.
I just finished reading October Snow and I am sitting here in stunned silence. It has been a very long time since I have read a grown-up novel of this quality. Ms. Brooks flawlessly captures the experience of a woman in or after a violent relationship, the difficulties of escaping and dealing with a system that does more to perpetuate the abuser’s control than to protect the woman and her children.
October Snow, a brisk, absorbing read about some of life’s toughest subjects, made me want to pull up a barstool and go in on a pitcher with Josie, Maxine, and the other vivid characters Brooks renders in her readable, highly detailed prose. It made me truly ready to hear their stories.
I highly recommend October Snow, as it is paced well and polished. While the characters are fiction, abuse is real and happens every day. It has been a week since I finished the book, and I’m still thinking about it. The characters and the story resonate with truth and the twist at the end fits with real life.
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About The Author
Jenna Brooks is a novelist, a seminar author and instructor, a columnist, and a professionally trained and certified Coach, specializing in Divorce/Post-Divorce and Domestic Violence. She has a particular interest in the post-abuse issues confronting the Christian woman, and is certified by The American Association of Christian Counselors/Light University.
The award-winning author of the critically acclaimed OCTOBER SNOW series, Jenna is also the creator of several seminars and coaching processes. She is trained in Batterer Intervention, Trauma and Trauma Informed Care, and is a former state-certified Crisis Advocate and a Domestic Violence Hotline veteran. Find her online at jennabrooks.weebly.com.
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