Thursday, August 23, 2018

Book Beginning: I Know Now by Cinda Stevens Lonsway




The sound of the squeaking front door makes me turn.

-- I Know Now: A Woman's Healing: Violence to Victory, Trauma to Truth by Cinda Stevens Lonsway. This memoir tells how the author survived a violent attack at age 19, struggled to heal from that trauma when she became a mother, and how she finally found what she calls "sacred insight."

Please join me every Friday to share the first sentence (or so) of the book you are reading, along with your initial thoughts about the sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the opener inspires. Please remember to include the title of the book and the author’s name.

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Yvonne@fiction-books said...

Given that snippet you shared from the premise, I can quite see why the opening line you featured is so strong and poignant.

I think that under similar circumstances, I would be forever looking over my shoulder at the slightest noise and not wanting anyone too close to me, even in a public space, even though that might not have been the scene or circumstances of the original incident.

I think my confidence would be shaken forever.

I love the cover art Cinda has chosen and I hope that it is not too emotional a read for you :)


Laurel-Rain Snow said...

This one sounds so good! Thanks for sharing.

Bev Bouwer said...

That opening is chilling, and it sounds like a harrowing book. Enjoy it.

BooksPlease said...

That's a powerful opening sentence, given the book's description!

Yvonne said...

That's really a great opening. Hope it's a good book. Have a great weekend!

Donna H said...

Given the subtitle on the cover, this opening line has quite the ominous vibe.

Anne Bennett said...

My book is about rape, too. I am curious about "sacred insights" in your book. My Friday Quotes and review of SPEAK

Literary Feline said...

This sounds like a powerful book. Heartbreaking and yet inspirational.

Nicki J Markus said...

Sounds like an intense read. Hope you enjoy it.

Tea said...

There is no right age for a woman to become violated. Still, nineteen years old does seem like a young age.

Mary Burger said...

I know the author, and have read this book from its early stages until the final version. It is an amazing story of transformation and healing. I highly recommend it.

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