Breaking the Silence, Diamante Lavendar

Abuse & Substance Abuse, Contemporary Fiction, Health & Well Being, Literature & Fiction, Memoir & Biography, NonFiction, Self-Help & Motivational, Spirituality & Philosophy

Joan Eastman was born like any other girl. However her life would prove to be a life of great pain…Growing up, she was treated differently by family members, powerless to defend herself against their sexual and psychological abuse. Feeling she had been dealt a wicked hand by the “powers that be”, she spiraled into substance abuse and troubled relationships. She became a victim of addiction and self-hatred.Not giving up, she becomes aware of a greater spiritual being that protects her and she begins to heal. Then she finds herself pregnant. She learns to understand nothing is hopeless; that with a changed view and self discovery, there is real hope in every situation, no matter how difficult.As she and her husband look forward to the birth of their child, she writes in her diary as a way of expelling all of the evil memories. On bed rest for the duration of her pregnancy, she endures tests and tribulations that at first she couldn’t begin to understand. But no matter how high the hurdles in Joan’s life are, she doesn’t look back, and pulls the pieces of her life together…for herself and her unborn child.This inspirational story speaks of Joan’s gradual self acceptance and healing of her body, mind and spirit. It speaks of the possibilities of the future and the fulfillment of the dream of love and family. And it speaks of jumping the hurdles in life without looking back, no matter how high those hurdles may be.  

Breaking the Silence is a profound fictional memoir that will take its readers on an emotional but poignant journey that will keep readers captivated for many hours. Breaking the Silence is an extraordinary book thanks to the many themes it explores, there are many hard-hitting themes laced throughout Breaking the Silence, but there are also many inspirational themes that will inspire readers. The novel, although hard-hitting is a necessary book to read mainly because it highlights abuse and how you can overcome it and so, I already have to recommend Breaking the Silence however if you need to be convinced still then continue to read to learn more about this sensational book.

Breaking the Silence is a novel based on real events that will introduce the reader to the protagonist of the story, Joan Eastman. Joan is a woman who has experienced a great deal in her life and from a young age, and this is because she was subjected to sexual and psychological abuse. The abuse Joan suffered at such a young age led Joan to neglect herself, and this was through substance abuse as well as unhealthy relationships which only added to her spiral of depression and self-loathing.

Joan Eastman however soon discovers when she is older that she is pregnant and during this time she also finds God and that he protects her and this sets her on a path of recovery. During Joans’s pregnancy she buys a diary, and throughout her pregnancy, she writes in her journal and this is the foundation of Breaking the Silence as this book is told in diary entries. Throughout Joan’s diary entries Joan will explore all that happened to her to try and overcome her abuse, and the result is mesmerizing, and this is the premise of the exceptional novel that is Breaking the Silence.

Joan Eastman is a strong character, an inspirational one because no matter what hurdles life throws at her, she overcomes them and never looks back and this is a quality many of us could practice. Joan’s story is, of course, a hard-hitting one and many troubling themes are explored throughout Breaking the Silence, and although they are upsetting, they are never too upsetting and oppressive that the story can’t be read. Instead, the incredible author Diamante Lavendar perfectly balances the harshness of reality that is present in the world today with entertaining and captivating the reader still, and I admit I am incredibly impressed by Lavendar’s ability to do this.

Diamante Lavendar is not only an incredible author for her ability to weave hard-hitting themes with inspiration all while entertaining the reader, but she is also an astonishing author thanks for sharing this story and creating awareness. Many people who have suffered from abuse believe that there is no hope and no future to look forward to but in Breaking the Silence Lavendar explores the topic of that there is a future, and there is still many things to live for and that is a really beautiful and powerful message… one that should be learned by everybody.

Overall Breaking the Silence is an incredible, moving and inspirational novel that will delight, move and captivate readers from the start to the very finish and so I am of course going to be awarding this book five stars! Be sure to have a read of the preview below book lovers and also keep an eye out for my spotlight for Lavendar which will be live next week!

Thank you so much for reading book lovers! I appreciate it so much, I love discussing wonderful books with all of you so please comment below and let me know your thoughts on Breaking the Silence. Do you see yourself reading this book? Do you love the genre? Please let me know your brilliant thoughts below and I will be sure to comment back. Thank you so much again for reading!

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Hi Aimee,
Thank you so much for a beautiful review! It is a wonderful thing to be able to share personal experiences in such a way that help to inspire my readers. Though life can be difficult, it is still possible to move on in hope and healing. I am grateful for being a guest on your blog!

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