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Most Helpful Favorable Review

2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

My first reaction: Intervention! I want to take Kate away from


My first reaction: Intervention! I want to take Kate away from her mother and help her recreate herself and understand that she is a person, not an object of hate.
 
My second reaction: Medication or no, that woman is the spawn of satan. No really, she is. No child sho...

My first reaction: Intervention! I want to take Kate away from her mother and help her recreate herself and understand that she is a person, not an object of hate.
 
My second reaction: Medication or no, that woman is the spawn of satan. No really, she is. No child should ever be treated the way Kate’s mother treats her. No twenty-two year old should have to put up with such degradation. I wanted to be mad at Kate, tell her she’s an adult and that her mother should no longer have any control over her, but that’s impossible when the woman stalks her own daughter/daughter’s family. And then I wonder what’s wrong with her father? Why isn’t he stepping in? But such is life that we cannot always know the answers or secrets to ones heart. 

The one foundation Kate has is Paul, her childhood sweetheart who she marries. It’s unimaginable what or where Kate would be without him. He’s definitely a remarkable hero.

This paragraph melted my heart: (When Kate confronts her mother and her mother can't even tell her she loves her!)

*As I’m about to suggest we leave, there’s a tug on my overalls. A cute kid in a soccer shirt and a mushroom cut lump of hair, says, “Don’t worry. I love you, Miss.”*

As I finished the novella and continued to read the excerpt to the second part “Pulling Me Under” which appears to be a novel and not a novella, my heart is already in turmoil for Kate. I see her foundation crumbling and I’m truly afraid for her and Ella. To the point that I MUST know where the rest of her story goes and hope there is a rainbow shining for Kate and Ella. 

This is a story where you want to hug all of the Kate’s in the world and let them know not everything is evil, to give positive reinforcement and encouragement. 

I’ll ponder Kate’s outcome until “Pulling Me Under” is available. 

Do I recommend Precise? An author who can create such emotions and tug at your heartstrings, as Ms. Berto has, absolutely has my recommendation. 

posted by Ham4you on January 13, 2013

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2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

This is a prequel, no conclusion, about 60 pages, preview of next book at end

This free short is about 60 pages. It is a prequel. There is no conclusion. It was well edited. It jumps all over, skipping important parts of the story. For instance, the main character is newly pregnant, then the next chapter, has the baby crawling, in a new home. It ...
This free short is about 60 pages. It is a prequel. There is no conclusion. It was well edited. It jumps all over, skipping important parts of the story. For instance, the main character is newly pregnant, then the next chapter, has the baby crawling, in a new home. It is about child abuse. There is insanity, mild cursing and some violence. This book will not be what you are expecting. It is very good, but this review is about the prequel, not the actual book. There is a plug for the full book at the end. The book costs $3.99. I bought it. If I were the person reading this review, I would purchase the book and skip this prequel. The book reminds me a bit of the series,"Dave." I would have rated this higher, if it had been the complete book.

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posted by Anonymous on December 10, 2013

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 10, 2013

    This is a prequel, no conclusion, about 60 pages, preview of next book at end

    This free short is about 60 pages. It is a prequel. There is no conclusion. It was well edited. It jumps all over, skipping important parts of the story. For instance, the main character is newly pregnant, then the next chapter, has the baby crawling, in a new home. It is about child abuse. There is insanity, mild cursing and some violence. This book will not be what you are expecting. It is very good, but this review is about the prequel, not the actual book. There is a plug for the full book at the end. The book costs $3.99. I bought it. If I were the person reading this review, I would purchase the book and skip this prequel. The book reminds me a bit of the series,"Dave." I would have rated this higher, if it had been the complete book.

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    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 9, 2013

    a prequel that gives you a good understanding of the relationshi

    a prequel that gives you a good understanding of the relationship between a twisted mother and her broken daughter. at times you want to scream at Katie for not standing up for herself but you realize she doesn't because
    of how beaten down she has been by her mother. the brief sample of the next book left me curious to see Katie's story play out.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 31, 2014

    relationships

    Good reading about mother and daughter relationships and how they handle situations.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 26, 2014

    Mother-Daughter Relationship

    The blurb is a little misleading, in that I don't see where everyone thinks that Rochelle is a wonderful mother. Maybe that was in the author's mind when she was writing the book.

    Katie, a young newlywed, has been told all her life by her mother that she can't do anything right. Furthermore, Katie is supposedly a murderer, because all of her mother's other pregnancies miscarried. Rochelle threatens Katie physically too. Katie's father's support is not strong enough to protect his daughter; he seems oblivious to the way his wife acts toward their child.

    When Katie and her husband Paul get pregnant, Katie worries that Rochelle will hurt the baby somehow. Besides Paul, whom she feels lucky to have, Katie also has a perceptive and caring best friend Liam. How will Katie deal with her mother?

    I wish that Paul's character had been more fleshed out.

    This novella-length story is not a light read.

    Although this is a prequel, the story stands on its own.

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    Posted September 10, 2013

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    Posted December 23, 2013

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