I decided to read this book in honor of Domestic Violence month and all I can say is WOW I loved this book! As a professional working with individuals who suffer from trauma, unfortunately this wasn’t a new story to hear. I sometimes suffer vicarious trauma from those that I work with and I did the same with Lisa and Marc. Laura Johnson did an awesome job bringing out the emotion in me. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone suffering from or survivors of any type of abuse or simply just looking for a good read. I believe that in reading this story the reader can grab hold of the strength that Lisa gained to change her life and make better choices in life. It is a story of power and perseverance prevailing over bondage. Laura, to know that these accounts were taken from your own personal experiences allowed me to appreciate the reading more. You are a true example of “battered to blessed”. I believe that Ms. Johnson is a gifted writer and I anticipate reading more from her.