Thursday, November 19, 2009

~Book Review - Against Her Will by Robyn Heirtzler~

"One rainy morning. One selfish man. One evil act. In just a few terrifying moments, Carina's life changed forever."

Against Her Will is a novel of tragedy, healing, and forgiveness. Carina's life was forever altered early one morning while she was out for a run. A man took away her dignity, her respect, and her virginity...all in the space of a few short minutes.

Carina's boyfriend, Jove, is extremely supportive. She moves into his apartment with him while trying to heal from her nightmarish ordeal. Her best friend Jennifer is also trying to help her, by keeping her company each day. Carina knows that she won't get any support from her parents, so she relies on Jove and Jennifer to help her. Brought up in a loveless household, Carina carries the shame of being an "unwanted child."

Throughout the ordeal of talking with police detectives and getting medical examinations, Carina feels herself slipping further into depression. Nightmares fill her dreams each night. Her world has been turned upside down.
Then, there is an unexpected turn of events that Carina is totally unprepared for...

From the back cover:

In Against My Will, Robyn Heirtzler creates an intimate and emotional look into the life of a rape victim. Readers will follow Carina's journey as she deals with the emotional and physical effects of the rape, faces her attacker on the street and in court, and finds the courage and the will to fight back the overwhelming tide of despair and feel peace and happiness again in her world.

My Rating:

Very Good!

  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Cedar Fort (November 1, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1555179878

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Robyn Heirtzler said...

Thanks for the great review. I'm glad you enjoyed the book!

Vivienne said...

I think I would find this too hard to read. It sounds so harrowing. I can't read about rapes, I just find them too upsetting.

Blodeuedd said...

This sure sound like an emotional read, and perhaps too heavy for me, or not.

itsJUSTme-wendy said...

This sounds very good! I read a book a long time ago that was similar to this. It would be a hard book to read. But those hard to read ones are the ones that are the best.

Dar said...

Great review Missy. This definitely sounds like something I'd like to read.

Cecile said...

Great review... but you are a big meanie for teasing me with the ending of your review! **sticking tongue out at you, lol**

Anyway.. Really, great review. But I am going to agree with Vivienne on this one... I am not the type of person that can read about situations like that. I have a very tough time digesting those type of stories. My emotions play hell with me while reading and after. But I liked that you gave it a great rating!
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Michele Ashman Bell said...

I admire Robyn for taking on such an emotional subject. Especially when it can be done with such courage and hope.


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