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Welcome to my stop of the blog tour for the book “The House on Sunset” by Lindsay Fischer, hosted by Sage’s Blog Tours.
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Title: The House on Sunset
Author: Lindsay Fischer (Sarafina Bianco)
Publishing date: 22nd September , 2014
Published by: Blurb Publishing, Inc
My Rating: 4 (3.5) /5 stars (I seriously don’t want to rate this book because it is a true account and we can only imagine the pain suffered by the author but just for the sake of rating, here you go)
Lindsay Fischer was once a high school English teacher with dreams stretching far outsidethe classroom. When her boyfriend of a year-and-a-half cheated on her, Lindsay found
herself alone, looking online for a replacement. His name was Mike.
That’s where the nightmare started.
The House on Sunset is a memoir, a collection of reminiscences, scattering the ashes of two broken homes and putting them to rest. Each chapter offers a different glimpse inside the cycle of intimate partner violence, where honeymoon phases and traumas coexist.
Everyone could fall victim to abusers. This book bravely displays the reasons a quirky, twenty-something teacher would, and did.
Abuse, Domestic abuse… we can only imagine the pain of people who fall prey to this. We can call then weak, cowards and what not but we never completely understand what they go through. It isn’t easy to fight against the people you love and that love is what makes it difficult to leave.
Lindsay or Sarafina (as she calls herself) is a strong woman. She isn’t like the typical victims, she understood what was going on and tried to change the situation.
When she realized that all of her attempts where going in vain and there wasn’t much she could do, she moved on. This memoir is the account of Sarafina’s struggle in her abusive relationship. It shows how the people who we love can sometimes not be what we thought them to be. After the initial mask wears off is when we face the naked truth.
We try to formulate all kinds of things they could have done, the victims that is. How they could have saved themselves and they could still move on. Sarafina has the perfect answer for this-
Why would I pick it up?
Because we need to understand that domestic abuse is something that isn’t as simple as we think, it is much more complicated. The victim is trapped in the abuser’s web and a web isn’t easy to cut yourself off from.
Lindsay Fischer graduated from Missouri State University with a Bachelor of Science in secondary education, English. An avid reader and learner, Lindsay took her passion for words into a classroom before starting a writing career. Life pulled her from the classroom, providing an opportunity to use her voice against domestic violence, blogging under the pseudonym, Sarafina Bianco, since 2009.
You can find her words at survivorswillbeheard.com and speak directly to her when she hosts #domesticviolencechat on Twitter. Lindsay hopes to be an advocate for women, men and children who still live inside the nightmare of their abuse.
She currently lives with her husband and three dogs, including Watson, in St. Louis, Missouri.
Get the book on: Amazon