Warming the Stone Children
by: Christine Sandor
Published by: PublishAmerica
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Reviewed by Lauretta Ali
Christine Sandor's, Warming the Stone Children, is not an easy read. But, that's okay. I don't think it has to be. Yet, I believe it is a story that should be read by most and understood by all.
Christine's parents made it clear from the beginning that she was an accident that they never wanted to happen. They wanted a boy and not "another damn girl." From the beginning this child had nowhere to turn but into herself.
The author takes us down her long path to recovery. There we meet her parents, Catholics who stayed together for that reason. Yet, they should've been divorced to save their children. In fact, one of her mother's descriptions of her husband was the "biggest mistake" she'd made in her life. Their fighting made living with them a daily nightmare. But, that was nothing compared to the physical and sexual abuse this child suffered at the hands of those she should've been able to trust the most.
As I read the author's story, I felt an almost unbearable the pain in my chest. Christine takes you through the many people who aided in saving her life. That's when the book really takes off. I began to breathe a bit easier. Yet, I could never seek real comfort as the author revealed the tragedies she had to overcome.
Still, I felt joy at her victory over the turmoil in her life. It is a testament of Christine Sandor's fine spirit that she pursues life as a therapist and minister to those in need. Warming the Stone Children will warm and break your heart. Yet, you will revel in the greatness of good overcoming evil.
Armchair Interviews says: Story of one woman's climb out of a horrible childhood to being a surviving adult.
Author's Web site: http://www.ChristineSandor.com
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