"The dedication in this book is a work of poetry in itself. I had
a distinct recollection of 'Sleeping with the Enemy' when
reading this book, but this story has some very unique
twists and turns. The characters seemed very real to me ? I
live in a small town and we are just like that!
Here, we are shown the psychological cycle of the victim of
domestic violence (Alison) and her growing awareness that
some things can change for the better, trust can be had and
given, and faith in inner strength can grow.
Like many who crawl out of hellish conditions, Alison did not
do it on her strength alone, but through a few strong, giving
individuals who contributed a gesture or a friendship along
the way. Yet, most healing of all is to find a new, healthy love
and good, solid relationships with others ? a most difficult
thing for victims of abuse to do. If it was the author's intent to
use the main character to bring depth and understanding
into what people go through in situations like these, then
she accomplished this goal admirably!
Readers are shown how being rich, good looking and
well-educated ? having all the benefits one could desire -
cannot lead to happiness. Mr. Bruce Cockburn says it best
in a song of his which says 'though chains be of gold, they
are chains just the same'.
Amey Tippett has accomplished a work of art with this book.
I really felt like I was right there watching the children play
during the festivals and feeling the pain and fright of
impending danger, and endured the hellish nightmares
along with Alison.
This was a fantastic read and I would not hesitate to
recommend Alison's Journey."
Publisher: Publish America Inc
Author: Amey Tippet
~ Lillian Brummet - Book Reviewer - Co-author of the book
Trash Talk, a guide for anyone concerned about his or her
impact on the environment ? Author of Towards
Understanding, a collection of poetry.