It’s my turn on Fractured Tears blog book tour. Thanks to Coffee and Thorn Book Tours for organizing and inviting me to take part in Ms. Shannon’s tour.
About The Book
Author: Amy Shannon
Title: Fractured Tears
Genre: Contemporary fiction, Memoir, Survivor story
Published: October 7, 2022
Print length: 183 pages, 42K words, including 8K words of end-notes relating the parallel real-life story of the author
Age range: This is an adult book, but may be suitable for some mature teens age 16+
Trigger warnings: Prolonged and serious domestic assault, resulting in injury.
This is a fictionalized version of the real life events of the Author.
Anna Coleman gave her husband one more chance for them to work on fixing what was wrong with their marriage. Ted used that chance to try to kill her. Anna didn’t give up or give in, she fought to survive, and she fought for justice, as it became a personal struggle as well as a public cause célèbre. All she wanted was for the justice system to properly punish Ted for what he did to her, and it took a lot of strength, perseverance, and support.
Read how Anna struggles to fight for justice, and deal with her personal issues from having been betrayed and abused by her husband of 13 years.
PRAISE FOR FRACTURED TEARS
A short and powerful fictionalized account. Well-paced journey of a women who survived an attack from her husband and her fight for justice. Every women should know they can leave an abusive situation, this book is empowering. Goodreads review.
This books shows mastery and vision, as much as it reveals what can happen when love is twisted and turned into a contorted control of a loved one, resulting in ‘Fractured Tears’. Gripping… Amazon review.
It is not easy to read but is written in a manner as if the author is talking to you, a friend, which draws you in with empathy and care. This book is an inspiration for anyone who has experienced any trauma in their lives, not just for someone who has suffered spousal abuse. The author shows you that while you can’t change your past, you can use it to shape your future, that your past does not have to define the person you are or will become. Amazon review
Rating – 5/5 Star
After reading Fractured Tear’s summary, I knew this would be an emotional story. The title alone conjures deep mental pain. The unpardonable, brutal betrayal by her husband shatters Anna Coleman’s spirit. Battling for her life the night of his brutal attack, Anna escapes, but her journey is just beginning. The severe mental and physical injuries she endured will take months, perhaps years, to heal.
Anna wanted nothing more than to make her marriage work. She gave it her best, but after almost losing her life that murderous night, there was no turning back. Brave and resilient, Anna tries to make sense of her husband’s betrayal, to move on and set her life right. She refuses to be seen as a victim, another statistic and fights to bring her husband to justice.
While thrust into the public eye and battling a daunting legal system, something remarkable happens to Anna. She becomes a champion for other abused women, a new purpose that helps her find herself. Will she ever love or allow another man into her life? As I continued reading, I hoped the person who was by her side the entire ordeal would be the special someone. Is he? Well, I can’t give that away.
This story is even more palpable, given it’s a fictionalized account of the author’s real-life ordeal. A story that provides those in similar situations hope and strength to overcome their darkest days.
Domestic abuse may be a triggering point for those opposed to physical violence.
Fractured Tears is a well-written story of a brave heroine who discovers a bright light at the end of the tunnel. The story is a rollercoaster ride guaranteed to break your heart and lift your spirits simultaneously. I highly recommend this book. Ms. Shannon, thank you for the exceptional read.
About The Author
Amy Shannon is an American Storyteller, living in upstate New York, where she grew up. She shares the stories in her head by putting them on paper (virtual or real), and most of her stories focus on the strength of women.
Amy has written over 120 stories, both full-length novels and short stories, as well as poetry and innovative thoughts, and essays under her name. She has written under two other pen names (Alex Tempera and Royal Henry Bleu).
In 2004, Amy was a cancer survivor. In 2005, she survived a domestic violence assault, which resulted in her spouse going to prison, and lifelong migraine headaches. Amy has four sons, who are very supportive of their family, and her passion. Amy went back to school in 2011, and since then has received her bachelor’s in English, master’s in Adult Education, and master’s in business administration.Amy Shannon suffers from chronic daily migraines from her domestic violence assault. In the past two years, she had developed neurological movement disorders that include tremors that affect her hands and torso, leg spasms and muscle jerks, which affect her gait, sleep, and ability to be steady on her feet. She was recently diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis, which provides her joints with constant pain. She still does work for authors, such as writing reviews, but also editing and other document services.
Book Available At:
Purchase link: https://mybook.to/FracturedTears
Goodreads link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/62996818-fractured-tear