Thank you for stopping by I'm delighted to be one of the stops on the blog tour for Isolation Junction by Jennifer Gilmour and sharing my review today. First of all though let's take a look at the description for the book...
Information about Isolation Junction:
First published in 2016, Jennifer has republished a second edition with the changes in Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
This is the republication of Isolation Junction and what a difference it is. A make over with a new book cover, new content, with Pict Publishing, third person only (as opposed to third and first in first edition) and the incidents in correlating order.
Rose is the mother of two young children, and finds herself living a robotic life with an abusive and controlling husband. While she struggles to maintain a calm front for the sake of her children, inside Rose is dying and trapped in ‘Isolation Junction’.
She runs an online business from home, because Darren won’t let her work outside the house. But through this, she meets other mums and finds courage to attend networking events, while Darren is at work, to promote her business.
It’s at one of these events that Rose meets Tim, a sympathetic, dark-haired stranger who unwittingly becomes an important part of her survival.
After years of emotional abuse, of doubting her future and losing all self-confidence, Rose takes a stand. Finding herself distraught, alone and helpless, Rose wonders how she’ll ever escape with her sanity and her children. With 100 reasons to leave and 1,000 reasons she can’t will she be able to do it? Will Tim help her? And will Rose find peace and the happiness she deserves? Can Rose break free from this spiralling life she so desperately wants to change?
Based on true events.
There are some strong themes within this book but Jennifer Gilmour has written a story that made me think and feel all in a sensitive way. It truly is a story about survival and hope! The plot moves steadily as we get to know Rose and see how her life is far from perfect but how she is trying desperately to get through each day. The story is set over a few years and describes the terrible actions of one man. At times it did make for uncomfortable reading and this was down to the fact it felt so realistic. Showing the instant change from normal to nasty in such a short space of time along with the manipulations made my heart break for Rose.
I loved how even though Rose feels broken there is still strength there just waiting to surface. It is a short story but takes the reader on an emotional journey right with Rose. It highlights all the manipulations from little to big and how easily a person can become isolated from supportive friends and family.
Isolation Junction is a story filled with emotion and hope!
With thanks to Rachel at Rachel's Random Resources and the author for my copy.
Born in the North East, Jennifer is a young, married mum with three children. In addition to being an author, she is an entrepreneur, running a family business from her home-base. Her blog posts have a large readership of other young mums in business.
From an early age, Jennifer has had a passion for writing and started gathering ideas and plot lines from her teenage years. A passionate advocate for women in abusive relationships, she has drawn on her personal experiences to write this first novel. It details the journey of a young woman from the despair of an emotionally abusive and unhappy marriage to develop the confidence to challenge and change her life and to love again.
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