Monday, October 21, 2013

Sadie’s Mountain by Shelby Rebecca : The Blog Tour

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One fateful night, Sadie Sparks' young life was changed forever. Just as she was discovering love with her best friend, Dillon McGraw, someone else was plotting to take her for his own. Faced with choosing between the fear and threats and a safer life, Sadie leaves her West Virginia home for good. A decade later, Sadie returns to Appalachia to care for her ailing mother, but stays to fight for the mountain she loves. Her struggles to protect it from being ravaged for coal put her in greater danger than she ever imagined — and back in the arms of the man she never stopped loving. But the man responsible for changing her life so many years ago is determined to keep her under his control. When she decides to break free, will Sadie and Dillon's bond be strong enough to endure the truth about his identity?

First and foremost, Sadie’s Mountain is impeccably written and I consider it as one of the best works I’ve read. It certainly is one of the best debut novels I have ever had the pleasure of reading. However, it’s too dark for my taste to consider it as one of my favorite books, too.

It is an excellent choice and I fully recommend it, as long as you know you have a strong stomach. The beginning of the book is particularly dark.

>>Sadie has been through so much in her life. A teenager should never have to suffer from what Sadie suffered. She was raped and then abused repeatedly both physically and emotionally. And all of that happened at the very age of fifteen. The last thing a victim of a rape needs to hear is that it was her fault. All victims carry that burden on their own. They need support and unconditional love. Certainly no more abuse. She was lucky that she had her aunt who took her out of depression. Other than that, I can’t say that Sadie was offered much support or love. Personally, I believe that her family couldn’t mistreat her more. Yes her mother shipped her away from the father, so that solved the problem. But it didn’t really scream “Love”..Not to my ears, at least.

Generally, I found Sadie’s family very distant. The sister was acting all motherly, when it didn’t count, and it felt like she lived in her own bubble..The mother didn’t really stand by her..The father was a crazy phycho..I cannot really comprehend their reactions. I just had the vibe that they thought Sadie’s rape was a disgrace and that infuriates the hell out of me…

>>Dillon is a very good guy..He never gave up on Sadie..He never stopped believing in them and their love..And I honestly loved that devotion..Now I would like to state that denial is a powerful emotion and very dangerous. We all experience that in our lives. So, I understand his denial for many reasons. But, sometimes it felt like he was blinder than was in denial. All of the signs were there. In the reactions, in the staring..It was all there..
In conclusion, I would like to repeat that the book was extremely well written. You can practically smell the quality it exudes.

                                        Dark yet compelling.Powerful and Alluring.

It’s really a great book to draw strength from. A great book to learn from. And a great book to read and look up to.

Women, please, don’t be afraid to speak up about abuse. I understand it’s a very hard thing to do. Something may have been taken from you, but do not let anyone take away your voice. Stand up for yourself and all the others, who suffered from similar events.

I'm also very happy to offer you an Exclusive Interview with Shelby Rebecca !!

Meet the Author

 Originally from Wasilla, Alaska, I now live in Northern California in my first real house with my husband, John, daughter, Elise, and our two mutts, a beagle and an Australian terrier. I’m a vegetarian with a unique accent that merges Alaskan vowels with Valley Girl, and I love Ryan Gosling—but who doesn’t. The eco-theme in my book comes from being Healthy Child Healthy World's first ever Mom on a Mission in late 2009. My story was featured in People Magazine, Lifetime's Remarkable Women series, The Sacramento News and Review, and is a highlighted story on the advocacy website Care2. Sadie's Mountain is my debut novel.

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