Scattered Links by M. Weidenbenner
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
After reading this authors first book and recommending it everywhere I went on the net and word of mouth CACHE THE PREDATOR, I was thrilled to be asked to read and give my honest opinion on this book.
As I tend to err towards how a book makes me feel as well as the storyline, I had to give this full marks.
M. Weidenbenner writes like a pro! I read a LOT of books, basing my judgement on that to me, she is easily an author not just a writer.
The main character, the little girl broke my heart, strengthened my heart and taught me something.
When adopting a child with a troubled past who is hanging on to unfinished ends, how can they feel automatically loved just because the `new parents` have fallen in love with them?
Different country, different land, different language and culture change.
I so hated the auntie who did this to this little girl and her sisters.
The Mother I thought weak at the start, but maybe she had strength to admit defeat.
There is a lovely twist in this story that will gladden your heart and pull at your heart strings.
I am saying at the bottom of my heart, you will adore this read. Its totally different from her first book which in some ways I'm glad about as I see how versatile this great author can be.
Thank you for allowing me to read your book. I am now your number 1 stalker!
Scattered Links is a novel that pulls its characters from the gutters and, in the end, celebrates the tenacity of the human spirit.
Thirteen-year-old Oksana lives on the streets of Russia with her pregnant mama and abusive aunt—both prostitutes. When Mama swells into labor, Oksana makes a decision to save herself from abandonment, a decision that torments her forever. But her plan fails when her aunt dumps her in an orphanage before she has the chance to say goodbye to her mama or tell her the secret that haunts her.
Scattered Links is a story of family and the consequences that come from never learning how to love, of a girl’s inability to bond with her adopted family and the frustrations that follow.
How can a child understand the mechanics of forming a healthy relationship when she never had a mother who answered her cries, held her when she was frightened, fed her when she was hungry, or loved her unconditionally?
Only when the child meets a rescued abused horse, and recognizes the pain in his eyes, does she begin to trust again
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