Ties That Blind

Ties That Blind

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"No matter what anybody says, Emma Thorpe knows her married pastor's in love with her. Why else would he kiss her? Yet Pastor Jeffrey acts as if the kiss never happened. He alternately pushes her away and pulls her close for more expressions of affection. Emma's confusion deepens after the church secretary spreads rumors of clergy abuse and her best friend Cal insists Emma's a victim. When scandal rocks the church, she must decide how to interpret her experience, what part of it to tell, and who will pay the price" -- Page [4] of cover.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : Take Me Away Books, [2016]
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9781944203757 (trade paperback)
1944203753 (trade paperback)
Branch Call Number: Y NILL
Characteristics: 217 pages ; 20 cm

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shefdais
Apr 13, 2018

Publisher's Weekly got it right when their review said: "The characters in this novel are expertly rendered....The plot is engaging and keeps the reader wondering what the end result will be." Another great book from this talented author. Adults and young adults will enjoy this coming-of-age story. I'm looking forward to a sequel.

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19cupcake
Aug 25, 2017

Anyone whose trust has been betrayed will identify with Emma and her heartbreaking journey from pain into hope. Recommended for both young and older adults, as the trauma from this type of abuse does not necessarily fade with time.
As a counselor I'm aware of how destructive abuse of authority can be for young men and women. This author explores what has unfortunately become a common occurrence of abuse with a story that is both sensitive and understanding. This skillfully written novel is realistic, the characters complex and their predicaments provocative and moving.
Susan Thode, LMHC, MHP

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