This week I have been reading new book Isolation Junction, which was hot off the press in January.
I love reading but since I had the boys I have less time to enjoy a good book. However, this year I have decided to change that and make time!
So, I signed up for a blog hop book tour. This means I will get a new book to read every month. Then I will share my thoughts with you on the blog.
ISOLATION JUNCTION BY JENNIFER GILMOUR
The book follows the story of Rose. She is stuck in an abusive and coercive relationship referred to as Isolation Junction.
After years of emotional abuse, the self doubt about her future and the erosion of her confidence, Rose takes a stand. Finding herself alone, penniless and frightened Rose wonders how she will ever escape from the situation to provide a better life for herself and her children.
With 100 reasons to leave and 1000 reasons why she perceives she can’t – will she have the courage to do it? And will she find the support to regain control and confidence?
I am going to put it right out there, this is not a comfortable book to read. The way it is written you get very immersed in Rose’s life. You feel what she is feeling. It is a huge emotional rollercoaster.
I think it is important to read this though! It aims to raise awareness of domestic abuse, which is incredibly important.
I think part of the reason this book feels to real to the reader, is the author has based this on her own experiences. So, she really can portray this in a way that makes you feel like you are there.
As a result you find yourself routing for the character to have a happy ending. My heart sped up around half way through the book, where you wonder if Rose and her children are going to get away. I have to admit I couldn’t put the book down until I knew what was going to happen to them.
It is so important to raise awareness and stop domestic abuse from being a taboo subject. I did enjoy this book, however my only criticism is I did feel it jumped around a little too much from past to present which I found a little distracting.
A bit about the author Jennifer
Local mother and business owner, Jennifer Gilmour, has spent the past eighteen months writing her first novel. The aim of which is not only to raise awareness to domestic abuse, but also to bring about change.
Jennifer is herself a ‘survivor’ is aware that changes to national policies and working practices are required. This is so situations in which women and men present in emotionally abusive situations are recognised and dealt with quickly, appropriately and with compassion.
Jennifer believes that particular training needs to be focused on recognising the perpetrators of this behaviour, as often they are very persuasive people who are able to manipulate the services themselves.
Jennifer Gilmour was born and educated in Hull before moving south to attend university. She lives happily in her home city with her husband, three children and a hamster. She runs an Internet business (Blissful Gifts and Services) and is a top performing Consultant for Jamberry.
Here is how you can find out more about Isolation Junction:
- Website: www.isolationjunction.com
- Kickstarter campaign which is live right now: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/690571062/isolation-junction
- Facebook: www.facebook.com/isolationjunctionbook
- Twitter: www.twitter.com/JenLGilmour
- Huffington Post Blogger Profile: http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/author/jennifer-gilmour
- You can buy this book through Amazon.
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I received a free copy of this book to review. However, all opinions are my own.