#BlogTour #Review ~ Isolation Junction by @JenLGilmour #Giveaway @emmamitchellfpr

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?

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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.

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My Review

This is an interesting book portraying the life of an ‘abused’ woman. Living with domestic violence is awful and anyone who has been there probably won’t want to read about it. 

It is written with sensitivity allowing the reader to really feel and see the situation. Rosie has two young children and her husband Darren is an arrogant bully. It reveals how his attitude wears her down, he is demeaning, violent and simply just a thug.

Hopefully anyone who is living through the same scenario may gain some confidence and support from it. Although being in that situation they possibly wouldn’t have the opportunity to read! 

Rosie realises eventually that she has to protect her children, she can’t allow the cycle to continue. A lesson to be gleaned is we are all important, we deserve to be appreciated and loved for ourselves and if your partner doesn’t reciprocate or treat you with respect then it is time to leave. The problem is it’s never that simple. Rosie faces her own battles of whether she is good enough, a decent mother and then ultimately guilt. It draws on emotions and wanting her to escape her living hell.

I think it may be an ideal book to raise awareness, for use in schools or health clinics etc .. the author has either experienced it or done some very good research. While all relationships are different there are underlying similarities when it comes to domestic violence so if it helps just one person see the light then it has done it’s job. It’s not an easy read but one I would recommend purely to enlighten people. 

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