Confronting Truths

Confronting Truths

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Overview

Seven years ago Jessica Crawford was kidnapped by a man whose attentions she had spurned. She survived the ordeal, but not without some scars. Just when she thinks she can put the past behind her, he strikes again.
Suddenly, her once idyllic life is turned upside down as she races against the clock to save her son. Can she put past hostilities to rest, when the father who once abandoned her resurfaces, offering his help?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781450543354
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 12/03/2010
Pages: 294
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.66(d)

About the Author

Victoria lives in Sacramento, California with her husband and three children. This is Victoria's third novel. Visit the author's website at www.victoriaschwimley.com

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Confronting Truths 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
RhapsodicReader More than 1 year ago
Coveting Love's three leading ladies: Jessica, Amy, and Sara are leading happy lives with their new found loves until each of them are forced by circumstance to confront the men from their pasts. I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. After miscarrying the child that was conceived when Jeffrey raped her, Jessica and Brandon have two beautiful children; a four-year-old girl, Nina and a six-month-old, Connor. Jessica is content to spend her days raising her children while working at home as a freelance photographer, but her life is shattered when Connor is kidnapped by someone she thought was out of her life forever; Phillip Stewart. Amy and Randy are still very much in love; the couple have two sons, and Randy is raising Amy's daughter, April, as his own. However, when April is persistently ill, the couple discover that she has leukemia. In order to save April, Amy must go to New York to tell her former lover, Bob, that he has kept the fact that he has a daughter a secret from him. Amy hopes that Bob will consider her plea to save their daughter's life, and then disappear from their lives for good. Sara and Grant act as parents to the pair of couples gladly do whatever they can to support both couples during their hardships, but they have problems of their own. Sara took an interest in one of the girls, Angela, at the children's group home that she volunteers at. When Sara finds out that Angela is too old for the group home, Sara decides to save Angela from the foster system and offers to adopt Angela. It quickly becomes apparent to Sara that Angela's troubled past and emotional issues are going to make her more of a handful than Jessica was as a teenager. In Confronting Truths, the men play supporting roles as the women support each other and work together to confront their pasts. Schwimley did an excellent job at developing the characters of the the three leading ladies, and effortlessly brought their divergent paths together. The relationship problems that the couples faced while dealing with the events were realistic, and really helped to develop the protagonists. Finally, I was impressed with Schwimley's ability to develop the men's characters in the story as she wove three unique plot lines together to create one captivating story. If you enjoyed Coveting Love, you are going to go crazy over Confronting Truths! If you have not read Coveting Love, I would definitely recommend it to readers that enjoy contemporary romance with realistic characters and a suspenseful plot.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Realistic and dark female-centric novel It is rare to find a women-centric novel which also comes with a realistic story, but this is one book that you would want to keep permanently in your library due to its rarity. Who said that "let bygones be bygones"? As much as we would like to kill and bury the past, it is never actually buried. Our past is something that we have to face in form or other form of 'karma' in this lifetime; we simply cannot avoid it. "Confronting Truths" is a book that exhibits this bitter truth. It is a very well structured book with realistically drawn characters. All the three adult women in this book have one or other form of dark past. Jessica's mental dilemma is greatly described in this passage: "Jessica watched her daughter depart with a swelling pride that simply could not be overstated. She smiled. Nina was her golden child, born at a time in her life when she thought grief over the loss of her son would overtake her. Had they created her out of love—or grief? It did not matter. She had saved Jessica, and that’s all that mattered." Although their pain is great, thankfully these women don't behave like 16-year old immature girls indulging in self-pity on every page of the ebook. The way the lives of these characters are interwoven with each other is truly one of a kind of artistic accomplishment on the part of the author. The dialogs are sometimes quite humorous, like: "You can call me anything you want, as long as you don’t call me his wife." Suggestion for the author: a table of contents at the start would be helpful. Sometimes when reading a particular chapter I wanted to jump back to the previous chapter to get a recap of all the events which happened before - so as to get the right perspective about the story, but the only way I could do it is by scrolling back and forth. That is the only reason I could not award this book five stars