ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Ginny Yttrup is an author, freelance writer, and writing coach. As she writes, speaks, and coaches, her prayer is that God will use her words to replace the lies so many believe about themselves with the truth of His unconditional love and grace. To see someone grasp, perhaps for the first time, the truth of God’s love, is truly an honor. Through a relationship with the Truth, Jesus Christ, the bonds of shame are loosed and freedom abounds!
When Ginny is not working, she loves spending time with her two college-age sons or with friends. She is surrounded by the most amazing people–each a gift in their own way. If she can spend time outdoors with those she love, it’s even better. And she thoroughly adores her dog, Bear. He’s a book lover too.
She has two grown sons and lives near Sacramento, California. Words is her first novel.
ABOUT THE BOOK
“I collect words. I keep them in a box in my mind. I’d like to keep them in a real box, something pretty, maybe a shoe box covered with flowered wrapping paper. Whenever I wanted, I’d open the box and pick up the papers, reading and feeling the words all at once. Then I could hide the box. But the words are safer in my mind. There, he can’t take them.”
Ten-year old Kaylee Wren doesn’t speak. Not since her drug-addled mother walked away, leaving her in a remote cabin nestled in the towering redwoods-in the care of a man who is as dangerous as he is evil. With silence her only refuge, Kaylee collects words she might never speak from the only memento her mother left behind: a dictionary.
Sierra Dawn is thirty-four, an artist, and alone. She has allowed the shame of her past to silence her present hopes and chooses to bury her pain by trying to control her circumstances. But on the twelfth anniversary of her daughter’s death, Sierra’s control begins to crumble as the God of her childhood woos her back to Himself.
I absolutely loved this book. To be honest, I usually avoid books on intense topics like abuse because I’m a pleasure reader. When I have time to read for myself, I choose books that are lighter reading. There’s so much darkness in the world, I don’t go looking for more in the books I choose or movies I watch. But this book looked so intriguing I had to give it a chance. And I’m so glad I did. Ginny’s a terrific writer and this book, while dealing with serious issues, still manages to infuse plenty of hope throughout. It’s the kind of book you can’t stop thinking about for days afterward. And it pushes you to want to get involved and help people, and I love books that do that. This is a phenomenal book and I highly recommend it.
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