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Coming Unglued: A Mother's Journey into Hell

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~ Coming Unglued is a story of hope and courage even in the face of adversity. It reveals the good, the bad and the ugly parts of marriage and/or relationships yet is balanced so as not to drag the reader down. The characters are strong and, in some cases, you may see them in your mirror. ~

Kelly had everything a young woman could hope for: an admirable boyfriend, a strong family unit and the determination to succeed.

A few moments shattered everything. En route to a friend's ...

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Overview

~ Coming Unglued is a story of hope and courage even in the face of adversity. It reveals the good, the bad and the ugly parts of marriage and/or relationships yet is balanced so as not to drag the reader down. The characters are strong and, in some cases, you may see them in your mirror. ~

Kelly had everything a young woman could hope for: an admirable boyfriend, a strong family unit and the determination to succeed.

A few moments shattered everything. En route to a friend's house, Kelly was raped and, weeks later, learned she was pregnant. Debating the best course of action, Kelly found herself facing her greatest fears as she explored long held desires of her heart and soul.

When life seemed to have settled into a normal routine, a surprise encounter with her rapist changed Kelly's life forever. After apologizing and confessing his undying love, he set about winning Kelly's heart.

Tragedy strikes. Hearts are broken; lives are shattered. In trying to move forward, Kelly makes a decision which will affect everyone who loves her - a decision which brings her to the lowest depths of hell within a marriage.

According to Michael Phelps, author of two Mike Walsh Detective Novels, co-author of My Fugitive with Ellie Janssen and author of David Janssen: Our Conversations, Coming Unglued is "riveting, striking, inspiring...
a book everyone should read who is, or has been, involved with domestic abuse!"

Adds Jeanie Greer of Englewood, Florida, "I finished Coming Unglued and, even though what I went through couldn't come close to Kelly's experiences, it nevertheless mirrored much of the emotional turmoil, grief and sadness I endured. This is surely a read that can also help with the healing process that must take place in order to move on."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781481178877
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
  • Publication date: 12/9/2012
  • Pages: 236
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.50 (d)

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  • Posted January 19, 2013

    First of all, I read the paperback copy of this book which I pur

    First of all, I read the paperback copy of this book which I purchased directly from the author...



    I've been following Budden's writing and have been anticipating the release of Coming Unglued: A Mother's Journey into Hell since it's conception. Initially, it was going to chronicle my life of abuse. Consulting with Budden a few weeks into the project, it became evident people were beginning to share their own nightmarish stories with her. Coupled with the knowledge Budden provided about knowing many people enduring abuse, we agreed that she would tell the story to include not only my experiences but those of others - men and women.




    What a story it was! Having an idea of what was to come, even reading the first paragraph made me take pause. I could tell immediately that I'd be pulled into this story...and so I was. It was richly told both in the characters and the way they might react in such circumstances, as well as the accuracy of emotions portrayed. 




    The character of Kelly McSheaver surprised me, though. I didn't expect her to fall in love with the man who sired her daughter, considering the circumstances of the conception. Amazingly, and much to my surprise, as the story unfolded I was able to identify with her thoughts and feelings, having grown up with The Golden Rule first and foremost in my mind, to do unto others as I would have them do unto me. Before long, I was pulling for this twosome, hoping for the mother of all miracles that they might spend the rest of their lives loving each other.




    It didn't come to pass - not in the way I expected - and I followed Kelly McSheaver's journey through grief and despair before seeing hope kindle in her eyes, hope of finding another love. All too soon, that love was snuffed out as she began her descent into the depths of Hell while trying to shield and protect her daughter, pride and reputation.




    I watched it all unfold and cried more tears than I could count. I re-lived parts of my own nightmare while thanking God I didn't endure everything that McSheaver did. I don't think I would've had the strength she did and might've succumbed to despair.




    This is definitely a title for a mature audience and is a stellar read. Prepare to forget about your life, job, friends and family because Budden sucks you into the story and doesn't let go even after you've turned the last page.

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