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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (174 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Allison Strobel Narrator: Emily Durante Publisher: Zondervan Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2010 ISBN:
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after a difficult childhood, Kim has built a successful life for herself...but she'd leave it all if it meant being rid of the guilt she harbors over a tragic mistake she made years ago.

When she meets Rick, she finds everything she needs - including a way to pay for her sins every time he hits her. Kim and Rick's new neighbor, Joshua, knows more than Kim realizes about Rick, but Joshua has battles of his own to fight. Soon to intersect Kim's and Rick's lives is Debbie, who has saved countless women from abuse through the shelter she runs, but Debbie might be as desperate for love as the women she serves.

Meanwhile, as Rick's wrath extends to their baby, Kim must decide if her penance is more important than protecting that innocent life - and if she should dare leave Rick when he has the power to bring her hidden crime to light.

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Judy | 2/3/2014

    " Sad, but optimistic -- about domestic violence -- well researched and well written -- all too real -- a Christian book that does not interfere with the message about abuse, both physical and mental! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Catherine | 1/4/2014

    " I would not consider this book great literature but I did like it. The characters were developed fairly well and I did care what happened to them, however contrived the story was. I think it at least serves a purpose to empower abused women. the one shining point to me was actually that the uplifting message applied to anyone carrying the guilt of sin. I had never thought of women staying in an abusive relationship as a means to atoning for a previous sin, consciously or unconsciously. Strobel drove home the belief that Jesus had already paid the price for our sins so if we made amends the best way possible then that was all we needed to do. It is not up to the individual to decide their own judgement. That is a very important and beautiful message. I look forward to discussing it in book club - which is the reason I read it in the first place! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Becky | 12/11/2013

    " This book is a quick read and is pretty good. Some of it may be predictable, but I liked it. (I didn't finish it because half way through I realized I had already read it like 2 years ago, lol.) "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Janelle | 11/3/2013

    " It was free. It reminded me why I don't tend to go for Christian novels. The story was too contrived, the characters too one-dimensional and the ending too convenient. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Autumn | 9/29/2013

    " This book was such a great tribute to people who have lived through some pretty rough circumstances. It was a fast read and made you cheer for the characters. Ultimately, a beautiful picture of God's grace. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Wanda Jones | 9/16/2013

    " I t was somewhat predictable with one little twist that surprised me. Not the best written book, but if you want something that is inspirational, but not too preachy, in a novel, you might like it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Tiffany Elgan | 9/13/2013

    " A Christian book about overcoming a past and delves deeply into women being abused by their partners. Kind of depressing, with of course a happy ending. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lisa | 8/28/2013

    " I'm surprised I made it through this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Karendenice | 5/31/2013

    " This is the second book that I've read by Strobel and I loved this one too. She really knows how to get to my emotions. A definite tear-jerker. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Camille | 5/16/2013

    " Very heavy Christian tones that almost took away from the novel itself. A lot of it felt just thrown in last minute and not truly worked into the story. It was an ok read, wouldn't read again. Got it free on Amazon so it was worth the price. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lillie | 12/28/2012

    " A powerful story of guilt and grief and abuse and faith and redemption. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 C.J. Darlington | 9/19/2012

    " I read this in one day. Even set down another book I was reading because I had to find out what happened! Very compelling and realistic look at domestic violence and its causes. Plus a nice twist at the end I didn't see coming. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gail | 4/23/2012

    " Good book about abuse and why some women may put up with it, woven into a novel. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sue Salazar | 10/14/2011

    " This book had my attention early on. About 100 pages in, I couldn't put it down. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ashli | 9/30/2011

    " This is what I expected at all but that's a good thing! I didn't except it to be as good as it was. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elizabeth Stafford | 5/19/2011

    " Difficult subject matter but brilliantly written!!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Becky | 9/27/2010

    " This book is a quick read and is pretty good. Some of it may be predictable, but I liked it. (I didn't finish it because half way through I realized I had already read it like 2 years ago, lol.) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Camille | 9/15/2010

    " Very heavy Christian tones that almost took away from the novel itself. A lot of it felt just thrown in last minute and not truly worked into the story. It was an ok read, wouldn't read again. Got it free on Amazon so it was worth the price. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ashley | 7/27/2010

    " Only half-way through this book and I know exactly how it is going to end...completely predictable. But...I'm going to finish reading it anyway. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Tiffany | 7/14/2010

    " A Christian book about overcoming a past and delves deeply into women being abused by their partners. Kind of depressing, with of course a happy ending. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Judy | 6/27/2010

    " Sad, but optimistic -- about domestic violence -- well researched and well written -- all too real -- a Christian book that does not interfere with the message about abuse, both physical and mental!

    "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Susan | 6/20/2010

    " I did finish this...even though, early on, I realized it was a 'Christian' book and a bit over done with the 'God help me' phrase.

    An interesting view of abuse and why women let it continue. And....a bit of an unbelievable twist at the end...
    "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lisa | 6/17/2010

    " I'm surprised I made it through this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gail | 6/13/2010

    " Good book about abuse and why some women may put up with it, woven into a novel. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Wanda | 6/13/2010

    " I t was somewhat predictable with one little twist that surprised me. Not the best written book, but if you want something that is inspirational, but not too preachy, in a novel, you might like it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 C.J. | 5/29/2010

    " I read this in one day. Even set down another book I was reading because I had to find out what happened! Very compelling and realistic look at domestic violence and its causes. Plus a nice twist at the end I didn't see coming. "

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