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Angie seems to have everything going her way, until her world is torn apart by her sister’s betrayal which leads to a brutal rape. Heartbroken and reeling in the aftermath, Angie has to find an internal strength to rival her record-breaking power lifts if she ever wants to feel worthy of love again.
Angie crawls into your heart claiming well earned space. A beautiful sweet innocent girl whose life irrevocably altered forever at the hands of a rapist. Betrayed and brutalized, we feel Angie’s pain as she deals with her attack and its aftermath. Her emotions raw, devoid as she pieces her life together. Family, friend, boyfriend surround her with love and support as Angie’s strength, hope and faith slowly aid in mending this worthy soul.
Pitman’s assured writing broaches the difficult subject of rape. She portrays Angie’s differing emotions and realizations post rape with affecting manner. Her erratic behavior, thoughts, feelings all plausible, tactile through Pitman’s prose. The attack difficult to read, respectfully presented allowing the reader to grasp its magnitude without overly graphic details. Her healing is felt as the narrative delves into both rape and victim turned survivor. The reactions of those closest to her are emotional as well as credible.
Pitman is a rape survivor making Angie’s story even more poignant. No doubt the angony, feelings expressed are all too real to a victim and survivor of rape. An emotionally challenging story to read on a delicate topic, a character surviving the unthinkable through her strength, faith and loved ones. Potent in its entirety.
About Stephanie N. Pitman
Stephanie N. Pitman has taught preschool for over 12 years and is a motivated entrepreneur, currently operating two successful businesses with her husband, Travis. She is a writer of fiction and nonfiction. Her first novel, a YA Contemporary, Honorable Disgrace, is based on her own story of overcoming the ugly side of life, betrayal and rape. She is a graduate of the Institute of Children’s Literature and an active member of the SCBWI. Stephanie enjoys spending time with her husband of 16 years, and their two boys, visiting the beautiful splendor and diversity of their home state of Montana. Along with being an avid reader and dedicated writer, she enjoys pushing herself to her best by competing in triathlons, relay races, and half marathons along with being a Zumba and Yoga Instructor.
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Kindle Edition, 256 pages
Expected publication: February 2nd 2015 by Creative Prose Publishing