Shattered Embrace is on my TBR list because it promises to provide a heartfelt look into an adoption process and the realities, both joyful and heartbreaking of bonding with the child once the paperwork is complete and the assimilation process has begun. Read an excerpt and enter the giveaway for a chance to win a $10 Amazon Gift Card.
By PR Newton
Contemporary / Women’s Fiction
Date Published: 3/14/2014
Bethlehem took her first breath as her mother took her last.
Left to survive in overcrowded Ethiopian orphanages, she developed survival skills rivaling a warrior – a fierce, independent fighter before she could walk or talk. As she approached her second birthday, Bethlehem lived her days guided by two rules: everyone leaves and trust no one.
A world away in Canada, Tory Witcraft is trying to adopt from Ethiopia with her husband, Matt, when her adoption agency goes bankrupt, threatening her dreams of becoming a mother. Against the advice of many, including government officials threatening to revoke the adoption, she goes to Ethiopia, and her new daughter, Bethlehem.
When they finally meet, both mother and daughter struggle to connect, each trapped by their own fears and demons. Emotions and tempers run hot. Hearts and dreams collide, shattering a family before it could fully form.
The adoption journey was difficult, but no one expected the hardest part of the journey would begin once they met.