Unsafe Harbor by Barbara Mullen

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Unsafe Harbor tackles the sensitive issue of domestic abuse, and it does so sympathetically, letting the reader gain an insight into the mind of the victim, the compulsion to always try again, believing this time it really will be different. Katie, a young, idealistic journalist, is seduced to a life in a small Rhode Island community by her new husband Jeff. Soon, however, Jeff starts to show his true colors: a dominating man, pillar of the community and ruler over his house, wife and children, and life turns rapidly into a living nightmare. Katie finally escapes when her life is put in direct danger, but she is not yet ready to give up on the man she fell in love with, believing in the sanctity of marriage. Jeff worms his way back into Katie’s life with promises of new beginnings. But will Katie believe that Jeff is really a reformed character and that he will give her a happy ever after? Strong, believable characters make this a gripping novel.

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Published July 30, 2010 by Vanguard Press. 244 pages
Genres: Parenting & Relationships.

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Not long into marriage, Katie finds herself “in a constant state of readiness, one foot perpetually raised and prepared for the quick change of direction from one version of him to the other.” Jeff’s dark moods begin to overshadow their marriage, and sides of him she didn’t know existed begin to ...

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