Thursday, July 1, 2010

"The Weight of Shadows" Blog Tour - Alison Strobel

The Weight of Shadows
Author: Alison Strobel
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 9780310289456
Genre: fiction, Christian

About the Book: (from publisher)

In The Weight of Shadows, by Alison Strobel, after a difficult childhood, Kim has built a successful life for herself … but she'd leave it all if it meant being rid of the guilt she harbors over a tragic mistake she made years ago.

When she meets Rick, she finds everything she needs—including a way to pay for her sins every time he hits her. Kim and Rick’s new neighbor, Joshua, knows more than Kim realizes about Rick, but Joshua has battles of his own to fight. Soon to intersect Kim’s and Rick’s lives is Debbie, who has saved countless women from abuse through the shelter she runs, but Debbie might be as desperate for love as the women she serves.

Meanwhile, as Rick’s wrath extends to their baby, Kim must decide if her penance is more important than protecting that innocent life—and if she should dare leave Rick when he has the power to bring her hidden crime to light.

Get a SNEAK PEEK inside "The Weight of Shadows"....

My Thoughts:

"The Weight of Shadows" is an extremely well written book about domestic violence and abuse. Alison delicately, but truthfully, handles the subject and makes this a book that every female should read. Although it has some disturbing situations, this one is going to be required reading for my daughter. Abuse is not always seen by the person involved until it's too late, and this book points out those signs, while incorporating them into a gripping story.

This is a book I couldn't put down. It was painful to read at times, but still one that kept me captive until the very end. To deal with domestic abuse and to be able to crawl inside the head of a victim is a gift. Alison was blessed with that gift. Kim, the main character, felt real - too real. Many times, I wanted to save her, to shake her and have her wake up. It was difficult at times to sit behind the pages of the book, knowing that there was nothing I could do except go along for the ride. Hmmmm - just like the real thing.... Watching an abused woman until she decides it is time to get help.

I highly recommend this book to all females. I would suggest that parents read this before giving it to their teens. It is full of information that should be discussed between parents and their children. Knowing that abuse it not the victim's fault and that they never deserve it, may just prevent a potential problem in their future.

Parental note: Contains domestic abuse, violence, cutting, discussions of women wanting to kill their husbands and living together outside of marriage. 

About the Author:

Alison Strobel writes novels that explore life, love and faith. She lives in Colorado with her husband and two daughters. Visit her at

You can find "The Weight of Shadows" on Amazon:


Visit other Bloggers who are participating in "The Weight of Shadows" Tour:

Jennifer at Rundpinne 6/13
Pamela at Busy Moms Who Love To Read 6/14
Cynthia at Hippy Housewife 6/15
Pat at Patti's Porch 6/16
Shelly at Write for a Reader 6/17
Renee at Black n' Gold Girl's Book Spot 6/18
Evie at Long Live the Lit 6/19
Mason at Thoughts in Progress 6/20
Kathleen at The Leen 6/21
Camy at Camy's Loft 6/22
Marissa at The Hardest Job on Earth 6/23
Autumn at The Avid Reader 6/24
Meg at Hi, I'm Meg 6/25
Athena at Devereau Court and Athena's Other Blog 6/26
June at Writing is a Blessing 6/27
Linda at Desert Rose 6/28
Claudia at Ragamuffin Diva 6/29
Nancy at A Musing Reviews 6/30
Theresa at Just One More Paragraph 7/1
Margaret at Pearl Girls 7/2
Gladys at Literary Lolita 7/3
Rachel at 7/4
Mimi at Woven By Words 7/5
Megan at A Prisoner of Hope 7/6
Sheridan at The Adventures of Our Family of 5 7/7
Monique at Arms of a Sister 7/8
Jen at The Heart's Journey Home 7/9
Vicki at Reading at the Beach 7/10

Book was provided by publisher for me to honestly review.


  1. Thank you so much for your review! I'm so glad you think so highly of the book. :)

  2. I love the sound of this! The topic it deals with sound disturbing and hard to read, but I'd really like to. Great review!



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