When the Storm Ends by Rebecca L Marsh – Book Review

When the Storm Ends by Rebecca L Marsh – Book Review

When the Storm Ends by Rebecca L Marsh

When the Storm Ends

Author – Rebecca L Marsh
Publisher – Purple Angel Press
Pages – 344
Released – 6th October 2018
ISBN-13 – 978-1949498011
Format – ebook, paperback
Reviewer – Linda
Rating – 5 Stars
I received a free copy of this book
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Beth thought her violent childhood was something she left in the past—until she met Erin. Now the abuse of her step-father has returned in terrifying nightmares.

Beth became a child psychologist so she could help children who are broken and hurting, but Erin, the fifteen-year-old who killed her father, is different. If Beth can’t reach her and find out why she did it, Erin will spend the rest of her childhood behind bars. To most people, it looks simple—Erin is either crazy or evil, but when Beth looks into Erin’s haunted eyes, she’s sure that something terrible was done to this girl. Erin, however, isn’t talking.

Beth believes Erin might open up to someone with whom she feels a kinship. Of course, Beth knows she shouldn’t share her own past with a patient, but the clock is ticking toward Erin’s trial, and Beth is out of options.

Little does Beth know that taking this terrifying leap will not only reveal the truth about Erin, but will rip Beth’s past wide open as well—and a connection between them that will shake Beth to the core.

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When the Storm Ends, reminds us that not all children are brought up in a loving, stable home, protected from evil. It is a heart wrenching tale of physical and mental abuse. It also shows us that good can be achieved after a childhood of depravity.

The book is very well written with good tone and use of language. It is easy to understand the writers thoughts through her story. Rebecca L Marsh delves into very dark places but shows us there can be light at the end of the tunnel.

The characters are so well described that they come across showing their true natures, evil in some and such caring and love for others. Beth the main character is portrayed well in her fight to protect her brother whom she loved dearly.

An excellent read which brought me to tears at times, but also made me smile in places. The plot was brilliant and opened my eyes to the darker side of life. There were lots of twists and turns and I rarely knew what to expect next, the author definitely kept me guessing.

This had to be a really hard subject to write about but one which the author, in my eyes, covered well and really drew me in. It’s not a subject that I have read many books about but this one really showed that we never know what can go on behind closed doors in what seemingly seems a loving family.

Well done Rebecca L Marsh for writing a tale about such strong issues, darkness verses love. A very dark subject yet the author made it so readable. I shall definitely be recommending this really good book. I now look forward to reading more from the author in the future.

Reviewed by Linda

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About the Author

Rebecca L. Marsh is an author of women’s fiction and a member of the Paulding County Writer’s Guild. She grew up in the mountains of Western North Carolina, and now lives in Dallas, Georgia, with her husband and daughter. When not writing or caring for her family (cats and dog included), Rebecca occasionally makes home-made candy and works on her scrapbooks (she is woefully behind).

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26 Responses

  1. I love how your blog is set up. Great job! I’m looking forward to read more

  2. Adding to my TBR, great review!

  3. Susanne says:

    This sounds like such a sad read, but I feel domestic violence in childhood can make for a good and thoughtful read if it is well handled and this book seems to do that. Thank you for the insightful review!

  4. Jennifer says:

    This is so sad, but if they can rise above the situation and be something beyond the abuse, that makes me happy. I would like to read the book.

  5. Such an important topic to write about!

  6. DJ Sakata says:

    Well done – I don’t know if I want to tackle this one, may be too close to home

  7. Love, Sawyer says:

    This sounds like it would be a really difficult book to read. Great review.

  8. Great review! It seems like a difficult novel.

  9. Christina says:

    Oh man! This one sounds intense but good – great review!

  10. Yay, I hope you enjoy it too.

  11. It was a hard read but a lovely one too. Thank you

  12. Wonderful I hope you do get to read it and enjoy it too.

  13. I agree it really is.

  14. So sorry to hear this. X

  15. Difficult in parts but great too.

  16. Thank you, in parts it was.

  17. Gayathri says:

    Wow, This sounds too much. I love books that have intense storyline. Great review.

  18. Great review Linda, this book and author are both new to me but the book sure does looks and sounds like an very great and emotional book. I’m glad you fully enjoy this book so far, thank you so much for sharing your awesome post and for putting this book and author on my radar.

  19. Robin Taylor says:

    Oh good. Not all dark.

  20. Finitha Jose says:

    This is going to be sad to read. Still, it is good to see the books discussing these critical issues which we would like to ignore.

  21. It was intense but great too.

  22. No not all dark . X

  23. It is in parts, but it’s good to step out of our comfort zones sometimes.