Eighteen-year-old Brinn Hathaway has survived alone in an abandoned cabin in the High Country of North Georgia since she was a child. If her life is lonely and less than complete, at least she is safe from the man who kidnapped her, held her captive, and left her for dead in a shallow grave in the mountains. She believes that her parents are dead, the police are her enemy, and that if she returns to the world, her tormentor will find her. With the help of some unlikely friends, she has what she needs to survive, but is surviving enough?
Life takes a turn when a young nature photographer, Justin Spencer—in pursuit of the fabled Wild Child—captures her on film. While chasing the story of a lifetime, Justin is injured and Brinn comes to his rescue. The two build a tentative friendship, but with his own violent past, an abusive alcoholic father, and a mother he couldn’t protect, he must decide if proving himself is worth betraying the trust of the girl he has vowed to help.
Trust is a commodity that Brinn has been unable to afford. Can the kindness and gentle touch of a stranger break through the wall she has built around her heart? After half a lifetime of living in isolation and fear, Brinn must decide if leaving the safety of her remote cabin is worth the hope—and danger—that may await her.
About the Author
In addition to her day job as a Massage Therapist, Personal Trainer, and Yoga Instructor, PJ Sharon is an award-winning author of young adult books, including PIECES of LOVE, HEAVEN is for HEROES, ON THIN ICE, and Holt Medallion winner SAVAGE CINDERELLA. Follow the Savage Cinderella Novella Series with FINDING HOPE, LOST BOYS, and SACRED GROUND.
HEALING WATERS completes her YA dystopian trilogy, The Chronicles of Lily Carmichael, which RT Book Reviews calls “An action-packed read with a strong female lead.”
Her debut non-fiction title Overcome Your Sedentary Lifestyle (A Practical Guide to Improving Health, Fitness, and Well-being for Desk Dwellers and Couch Potatoes) is a holistic living, self-help guide packed with easy to implement tips sure to motivate today’s sedentary masses toward a more balanced and active lifestyle. For more info on PJ’s books and updates on new releases, sign up for her newsletter or visit her website.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
It seemed preposterous that Brinn Hathaway would have to endure what she did, but then I read a newspaper account of a girl who had been kidnapped and kept in the back yard. Horrible things like this happen to young women. Brinn, who lived in the wilderness to save her own life. The skills Brinn learned in the wilderness and from her friends, like the girl in the news article I read, were life saving and changing. PJ Sharon always lifts the spirits and shares important life lessons. A truly inspiring book.
Good beginnings, end was wayy drawn out. Nothing spectacular
Being a blogger is a great joy when a story comes to you that is original, interesting and fun to read. PJ Sharon's novel SAVAGE CINDERELLA pulled me in from page one. I love strong female characters in books, characters that take a stand after much adversity. Brinn is strong and resourceful. She went through hell and back and decides to take control over her life. I was rooting for her every step of the way...in love, in life and in finding for justice. SAVAGE CINDERELLA has suspense, love and a great story. I really enjoyed the novel and highly recommend it. I rate is 4 stars!