If You Walked in My Shoes

If You Walked in My Shoes

by Gwynne Forster

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Overview

"Touching, thought-provoking, and will make you think twice about ever keeping secrets from the one you love."—Kimberla Lawson Roby, New York Times bestselling author

A successful career woman, wife, and mother of two stepsons, Coreen Holmes Treadwell has done well for herself—in spite of the heartwrenching secret that haunts her. At seventeen, Coreen was the victim of a vicious date rape—and an unwanted pregnancy that ended in adoption. Neither the passage of time nor her silence have dulled her pain. Even now, years later, Coreen is torn between guilt toward the daughter she never knew and the family she has never been completely honest with. Unable to help herself, Coreen has focused her energy on helping others, becoming the renowned head of a social welfare agency...

When thirty-year-old Frieda Davis finally locates her biological mother, her goal is not a warm embrace or poignant reunion. Having suffered years of abuse at the hands of her adoptive father, Frieda vowed to find the woman who gave her away and tell her the horrific consequences of her decision. Observing Coreen from afar, Frieda is increasingly driven to punish her and sets out on a devious course to infiltrate her life. It is a mission of vengeance, betrayal, and seduction that will touch everyone Coreen loves, and end in an explosive climax that will change them all.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780758246622
Publisher: Kensington
Publication date: 09/01/2010
Pages: 352
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.00(d)

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If You Walked in My Shoes 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I couldn't believe the mama but when I understood why she gave her daugher up. It was sad but she should have tried to find her daughter. The daughter shouldnt have tried to find the mama. It was supper funny when she was goin out wit her half brother
Guest More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book. Being a foster child and growing up without my parents I can relate to some of the things Frieda went through. Im glad the ending turned out the way it did it could've been worst. Besides it gave me hope when I had a chance to meet my parents as well.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I could Not put this Book Down. If you were ever Adopted it will make you think before you go out and try to find that person you think did you wrong by giving you up.what she did to her Mother was wrong..But all in all this was a Powerful Story Gwynne Forster You are the Best May God Continue to Bless Your Writing Skills....Wow...
harstan More than 1 year ago
In Charlotte, North Carolina, Leon Farrell finally persuades seventeen years old classmate Coreen Holmes to allow him to walk her home from school after several weeks of pleading. However, in an isolated locale, Leon rapes Coreen. She gives up the child for adoption..................... When Frieda Davis turned twelve she had her first period and everything changed in her adoptive home. Instead of tucking her in her bed, papa rapes her. He continues to molest her until at seventeen Frieda ran away from home vowing to one day confront her biological mother..................... Almost thirteen years later Frieda has made something of herself, but now stalks Coreen from afar learning that her mother led a wonderful life married to Bates Treadwell and having raised two stepsons Glen and Eric with him. As Coreen continues to do good deeds to improve society, Frieda sets in motion a plan to destroy her....................... This reviewer cannot think of anyone who can write a better contemporary poignant drama than Gwynne Forster consistently does. Her latest tale borrows its title from a famous Native American saying ¿try walking in my moccasins¿ as the two lead females will learn what it is like to be the other. The story line is character driven but never dips into soap opera territory as the cast seems genuine and the ending realistic. Ms. Forster once again provides one of the most astute yet entertaining tales of the year, which is why I am a fan................... Harriet Klausner