"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.
Brought together by Divine design, Kaylee and Sierra will discover together the healing mercy of the Word-Jesus Christ.
Ginny Yttrup is an author, freelance writer, and writing coach. She has two grown sons and lives near Sacramento, California. Words is her first novel.
Visit the author's website at http://ginnyyttrup.com/
Words has almost left me speechless. This is a vivid and transparent look at the life of a sweet little girl abandoned by her mother, and left in the care of an evil and abusive man.
This is a difficult subject to read about, and it is impossible to read without feeling intense emotions. Nothing tears at my heart more than violence towards children. Ginny Yttrup is a master storyteller, and she shares the depths of evil without being graphic. She offers hope and inspiration in the midst of indescribable pain and cruelty.
Words is life changing, inspirational and a story that needs to be told. I highly recommend this book, it is one that I will remember for a long time.
Disclosure: Ebook purchased through Amazon.