The Red Kettle by Janelle Scott
Hidden in Plain Sight

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A figurative and literal blow-by-blow description of marital abuse in her novel. The story starts slow as Scott details the rise and deterioration of Caroline and Owen’s relationship. But judicious editing is in order. While tales of abuse are common, successful ways to overcome it can offer inspiration and hope.
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Caroline's parents are killed in a tragic motor vehicle accident and she is left alone, except for her dog, Hurry. She is inexperienced in matters of the heart, lonely since her parents' deaths and marries a work colleague, Owen. She knows that this is not a match made in heaven, but goes ahead with the wedding against her better judgment. He bullies her and when she is pregnant with their child, he ignores her existence. After Gavin is born Caroline knows that if she is to have any chance of a better life, she needs to find a way to earn some money and put it away where her husband won't find it. Owen hates the shiny red kettle that sits on the kitchen bench and is a constant reminder to him of Caroline's former life. This is where she secretes the money she makes at her part-time job. Margie, the owner of the coffee shop for whom Caroline secretly bakes cookies, asks her what she is saving up for. Caroline answers "Freedom".
 

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Published August 7, 2015 by Trafford Publishing. 210 pages
Genres: Romance, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Below average
on Nov 23 2015

A figurative and literal blow-by-blow description of marital abuse in her novel. The story starts slow as Scott details the rise and deterioration of Caroline and Owen’s relationship. But judicious editing is in order. While tales of abuse are common, successful ways to overcome it can offer inspiration and hope.

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