Thursday, May 13, 2010
Title: Returning Injury
Author: Becky Due
Publisher: Due Publications
“Rebecca’s life just keeps getting better. With Jack away on business, she’s looking forward to four days alone to work on her new client’s PR campaign to help women take back their lives. But her past intrudes. Roy, the man who stalked and assaulted her years before, has been released from prison. Home alone in her big, beautiful house out in the country, Rebecca has to learn to take back her own life while facing her fears and regaining her strength. But will she be strong enough when she faces the ultimate test?”
I think this is a great book for women and girls because Becky Due’s character’s are strong, independent women. In this book, Due tells the story of Rebecca who has finally gotten everything she wants in life. She has a great hubby, a sweet pug Lily, a gorgeous house, and a wildly successful PR firm. But then she discovers that a man she sent to prison is about to be released. This man, Roy, had dated Rebecca a few times but then began stalking her and ultimately assualting her. Rebecca had the courage to press charges to make sure he was put away.
With Roy’s release, Rebecca starts to fear every noise and shadow she sees. With her husband out of town, her nerves are even more shot. But as the story progresses, Rebecca realizes that she needs to take control of her life and stop being the victim.
This central theme of being a survivor and embrassing life is one that everyone can and should relate to. Instead of sitting around complaining about life and wallowing in self pity, Rebecca gets up and changes her life. I think we can all learn something from Becky Due’s characters. Overall, I think this is a good book that is very successful in portraying women in a strong, positive light.