Consider the Thorns

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Barbara Houlton is a best-selling romance author, known for her achingly sweet love stories. However, her own love-life is nothing to write home about. Raped on the eve of her high-school graduation, she was left pregnant and scarred, both emotionally and physically. She has learned to hide the physical scars, but the emotional scars that taint her soul become harder to hide each day. Sarcasm, avoidance and denial have become weapons to keep her monstrous past at bay. Barbara avoids her hometown at all costs. She...
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Consider the Thorns (The Trampled Rose Series, #2)

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Barbara Houlton is a best-selling romance author, known for her achingly sweet love stories. However, her own love-life is nothing to write home about. Raped on the eve of her high-school graduation, she was left pregnant and scarred, both emotionally and physically. She has learned to hide the physical scars, but the emotional scars that taint her soul become harder to hide each day. Sarcasm, avoidance and denial have become weapons to keep her monstrous past at bay. Barbara avoids her hometown at all costs. She denies to all those who are concerned for her that there is anything wrong. And those who try to pass her protective boundaries are met with cutting sarcasm. Her emotional scars make intimacy a frightening thing, and those who try to grasp this beautiful rose are quickly met with her thorns. Instead, she loves through her characters, embracing her romantic dreams with every book she writes, and tries to convince herself it is enough.

When her father falls ill, she is forced to return home to Hamilton, New Mexico, a small town that comes with big problems. The biggest of which is Steve Meston. Steve has had a crush on Barbara since high school. But he is no longer the awkward, shy boy from her youth. He is now confident, cute and relentless in his pursuit of her, despite her best efforts to put him off. His patient and steadfast love back her into a corner, and she finds that all her weapons are useless against his sweet love. Now she must stop avoiding and confront her past, or lose the one man who was able to get past her thorns.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781490901831
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
  • Publication date: 7/6/2013
  • Pages: 212
  • Product dimensions: 5.25 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.48 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 17, 2015

    Victim works to emotional freedom with God's truth & love

    This wonderful Christian Romance takes a truthful look at a rape survivor. She's had trouble dealing with her emotional pain & anger for years without success. She's stuck being scarred of romantic "what if" questions, so she runs & hides. But God brings her healing & a very patient Christian love her, & walk with her thru recovery. I highly recommend this excellent story.

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    Posted May 6, 2014

    Good read

    A good read.

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