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Thursday, 15 March 2018

No Fourth River by Christine Clayfield #BlogTour #BookReview #Giveaway



THE BLURB

Electroshock therapy, child abuse and modern-day slavery… just another day in Christine’s life.
Take a heart-wrenching yet inspiring ride through one woman’s incredible journey that is so compelling that you are simultaneously trying to look away and unable to stop yourself from reading on.
Christine’s father is a wealthy, tyrannical man renowned in the diamond business. At the age of just five, little Christine is cast aside into a boarding school where she is ridiculed for two embarrassing problems. She grows up in a never-ending circle of traumatic experiences both in her boarding school and at home. It culminates into a falling out between father and child that was never fully mended, leading her into a world of promiscuity and alcohol, eventually landing her in a violent marriage.
Driven to the limits of despair and heartache, she creates a plan to escape her world of misery. Will her plan work?
A story that asks: How do you find the strength, when you suffer almost unbearable abuse and are broken beyond repair, to pick up the pieces of a shattered life?
This journey shows the tenacity of the human spirit and how the will to survive can often be hidden behind self-destructive tendencies. This beautifully written novel is an incredible inspiring true story about loss, abuse, survival and hope.

  • Paperback: 310 pages
  • Publisher: RASC Publishing

ABOUT THE AUTHOR


Born in 1959, the successful UK business woman and author Christine Clayfield has achieved recognition as a Bestselling Author for one of her Internet marketing books. She has written 6 books: 1 novel (her own life story) and 5 business books. 

Christine is an author, wife, mother and business woman.

Christine’s past holds much pain and abuse, but it did not stop her from being the woman she is today by changing her life and building the future she wanted. She wants to empower and inspire the world with the release of “No Fourth River”, a novel, based on a true story: her own life.

Life was certainly no easy ride for her. To say she had a hard life as a child and a young adult, is an understatement. ‘No Fourth River’, is her way to let the world know that despite the pain of your past, YOU have the ability to change your future. YOU can make it happen if you just believe. It all starts with YOU.

Christine loves writing books and helping others to achieve business success! She has helped countless people to get to grips with making money online and publishing books.

Christine Clayfield is an Internet marketer, Author, Entrepreneur, Infopreneur, Public Speaker and Book Publisher. She is the author of:
- From Newbie To Millionaire
- Drop Shipping and eCommerce. What You Need And Where To Get it
- Finding Niches Made Easy
- Design Free Websites
- Work From Home Ideas
- No Fourth River

She is also the creator of the Self Publishing Video Tutorials: www.WorldWideSelfPublishing.com 

For more information: 
www.christineclayfield.com
www.NoFourthRiver.com




MY REVIEW

This was definitely not an easy read.   And as it's a novel based on a true story, that makes the horror of the abuse that the family suffered even more horrifying. 

It follows the story of Christine as she is faced with seeing her mother very ill in hospital, and as she sits by her bedside it allows her mind to go back in time and see her childhood and the conditions the family were forced to live under due to a brute of a father.  he was a successful man away from the home, but once behind closed doors he was  a tyrant who wielded control power over his wife and children and often made them suffer sickening consequences for disobeying him. 

Christine and her brothers were all treated appallingly over the years and the abuse didn't stop even when they reached adulthood, even if they tried to get away.  Christine ended up leaving home at 18 to escape, but soon found herself under the control of another evil man and you begin to wonder what will be her breaking point.

When that breaking point is reached, it turns the whole story around as it gives her power to stop the things happening to her and get back to concentrating on herself and trying to restore that confidence that had been taken away from her for so many years.  And I think this is why this story needs to be shared and read.  It gives hope to those who may find themselves in similar circumstances.  Knowing that it isn't their fault and that good can come out of bad.

The abuse suffered throughout the years is awful to read and just appalling that a human can treat others in such a way, more so when that is their own father.  You could sense the fear through those pages and you can understand why Christine rebelled in the way she did when she became a teenager.  She wanted to be liked and would do anything for that feeling of someone being interested in her.

A truly powerful book and one full of hope and inspiration from the author with a series of messages aimed at those who feel so powerless.


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Thankyou to the author and Bookollective for the copy of this book and letting me be part of this Blog Tour.  Please go to my Twitter page for details of the giveaway as the author wants to send a copy of the book and some chocolates to one lovely winner! You lucky people! So go to @bookkaz for more details and GOOD LUCK!!

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