In December, 2009, Susan Cox Powell was reported missing from her home in West Valley City, Utah. As law enforcement tried to piece together what had happened to Susan, her husband, Josh Powell, became the only person of interest in the case. For Jennifer Graves, Josh’s sister, the nightmare started long before Susan’s disappearance. From her experiences growing up in the Powell family to the terrifying moment when she first started to believe her brother was a killer, she relied on her faith to stay strong. She devoted herself to the safety of Susan’s boys, Charlie and Braden, whom she hoped to be able to raise as her own. When the boys were murdered by their father in February, 2012, Jennifer was more than devastated, but she had to believe there was a reason for it all---including the deaths of her beloved nephews.
In A Light in Dark Places, Jennifer shares her struggles and her triumphs. In coming to terms with such a tragedy she was finally was able to embrace the truth that we all have the power to choose our own path--- and there is always hope, no matter how dark things may seem.
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About the Author
Jennifer Graves is the mother of 5 beautiful children, 2 girls
and 3 boys. She and her husband have been happily married for 19
years and together have been active in their community and church.
Jennifer is the sister of Josh Powell who killed his 2 sons,
Charlie and Braden, as well as himself in February of 2012, and is
also believed to have killed his wife, Susan Cox Powell, in
December of 2009.
She is the recipient of the 2013 ChainBreaker of the year
Award, given for breaking the chain of abuse and violence in her
She enjoys homeschooling their children and mentoring in
classes for the commonwealth school they attend. She also loves
reading, playing card and board games, and learning new things.
Most of all she loves to spend time with her husband and children.
They currently reside in West Jordan, UT.
Emily Clawson is an author, a mother and a mentor. She
traditionally writes inspirational fiction. This book has been a life
changing experience for her and she is grateful to have been a part
of telling this story. She resides in Taylorsville with her husband and
four children where they run their leadership mentoring programs
for youth. For details about her other books and updates about A
Light in Dark Places, please visit www.emilygrayclawson.com.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This book truly is "a light in a dark place." Written from the heart and filled with many emotions it is not only a "healing writing", but also an inspiration to those who might be going through a similar situation of living with abuse. This story is a light to show others the way to safety. Beautifully written your mind will be intrigued and your heart will be filled with compassion. Susan Powell went missing in 2009. Her husband, Josh, was thought to be guilty but was never convicted. Josh's sister, Jennifer, spent months, even years trying to fully understand what really happened and to get Susan's boys into her home and out of a potentially harmful situation. And that situation proved to be traumatic... Plagued with family abuse from her father, Jennifer feels torn between emotions...anger, guilt, shame, protectiveness... to name just a few. She admirably tells her story in hopes of helping someone else break the chains of abuse like she has. This story will captivate your heart!
A Light In Dark Places is an intriguing true account story into what really happened in the high profile media murder case of Susan Cox Powell and her sons Charlie and Braden by husband/father Josh Powell. As the sister of Josh Powell, Author Jennifer Graves thoughtfully shares the heartbreaking story of the dysfunctional family dynamic of domestic abuse and other disturbing events that occurred in their family, while finding the strength to stand her ground and fight for justice for her sister-in-law and nephews' murders. You can't help but feel compassion for Jennifer as she shares the details of the traumatic events that unfolded in her family, and feel inspired by her message of courage, love, hope, faith and peace that comes out of this senseless tragedy. Jennifer does a wonderful job of honoring the memory of Susan and her boys, while providing the reader with an enlightening and healing story of being able to stand up and overcome domestic abuse within a family/relationship. The authors' inspirational message about breaking the cycle of abusive relationships is invaluable. It truly does take someone removing themselves from their abusive family's presence to stop the cycle. Kudos to Jennifer for having the courage to share this tragic story with the world. A Light In Dark Places is an inspirational story that everyone needs to read, it will resonate with you for a long time.