Saturday, August 18, 2012

Read It if you Dare

Cruel Harvest, by Fran Elizabeth Grubb, is a horrible book to read. No, not the book itself but the dreadful story Ms. Grubb tells. It’s a true story of a young family all victims of the abuse of one very sick and evil man – their father and husband. It was a difficult book to read as it deals with the most evil of abuses – verbal, physical and sexual. Grubb tells the story of growing up travelling from farm to farm to work picking cotton all to feed her father’s alcoholism. Her mother and siblings were complete prisoners of her father. There was no escape, but one by one, the family did escape. This bright young child has grown into a woman with a wonderful husband and trying to reunite with her siblings. The book grabs the reader and won’t let go. I read it in one sitting. If you have the stomach for this, this is a book not to be missed.

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