Wednesday, 15 February 2017

*Blog Tour* Isolation Junction by Jennifer Gilmour



About Isolation Junction

Rose is the mother of two young children, and finds herself living a robotic life with an abusive and controlling husband. While she struggles to maintain a calm front for the sake of her children, inside Rose is dying and trapped in ‘Isolation Junction’. She runs an online business from home, because Darren won’t let her work outside the house. Through this, she meets other mums and finds courage to attend networking events, while Darren is at work, to promote her business. It’s at one of these events that Rose meets Tim, a sympathetic, dark-haired stranger who unwittingly becomes an important part of her survival. After years of emotional abuse, of doubting her future and losing all self-confidence, Rose takes a stand. Finding herself distraught, alone and helpless, Rose wonders how she’ll ever escape with her sanity and her children. With 100 reasons to leave and 1,000 reasons she can’t, will she be able to do it? Will Tim help her? Will Rose find peace and the happiness she deserves? Can Rose break free from this spiralling life she so desperately wants to change?

My review of Isolation Junction
 
 

Rose is a young mum to two children, and she is stuck in an emotional and physically abusive relationship. She has 100 reasons to stay, but another 100 reasons to leave. What should she do? That is the premise for this book, which although is fiction, is based upon the author's own personal experiences of living in an abusive relationship. It is the author's voice that rings out strongly from this book, making the story believable.

When reading Isolation Junction, we get two stories. We read of Rose's past where she suffered abuse at the hands of her ex husband, Darren, as well as the present day Rose who is in a relationship with her new partner, Tim. One account is told in third person, the other the first person narrative, and this helps to clearly define the 'two Roses,'

I believe that this book is helpful for women who are currently in an abusive relationship. It is hard hitting, as it tells the facts, and it is obvious that Jennifer is writing from real life experiences. This is why I think that women who are living in an abusive relationship, and who manage to read this book, will be given hope that there is life after deistic abuse. This book is incredibly optimistic and it tells the reader that there is life after domestic violence, as Rose starts a new life with Tim, who welcomes her children and creates a new family unit.

Isolation Junction is a short read, which I feel is just the right length to get Rose's story across. It's not an easy read because of the subject matter, but having said that, it brings to light the issues surrounding domestic abuse in an easy to understand manner, as we are learning from the mouth of Rose. We think and feel what she has been through.

Isolation Junction is an emotive read that is hugely empowering. I thoroughly recommend it to all women and health care professionals.

Isolation Junction is available to buy from Amazon here.

About the author

 

Born in the North East, I am a young, married mum with three children. I am an entrepreneur, running a family business from my home-base and I have a large readership of other young mums in business for my blog posts.

From an early age I have had a passion for writing and have been gathering ideas and plot lines from my teenage years. A passionate advocate for women in abusive relationships, I have amalgamated and fictionalised other survivors experiences alongside my own to write my first novel detailing the journey of a young woman from the despair of an emotionally abusive and unhappy marriage to develop the confidence to challenge and change her life and to love again. I hope that in reading my debut novel, I will raise awareness of this often hidden and unseen behaviour and empower women in abusive relationships to seek help for themselves and find the confidence to change their lives.

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like an interesting read. It hits close to home since I watched my mother go through domestic violence. I imagine it would be quite the emotional read.
    Great post! Will be following you & your lovely blog 🤓

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