Friday, September 4, 2015

Book Review: Broken Places By Rachel Thompson

Broken Places
By Rachel Thompson
Genre: Memoir

Book Description

Award-winning author Rachel Thompson courageously confronts the topics of sexual abuse and suicide, love and healing, in her second nonfiction book of prose: Broken Places. The sequel to Rachel's first nonfiction book, Broken Pieces, Rachel bares her soul in essays, poems and prose, addressing life's most difficult topics with honesty. As you follow one woman's journey through the dark and into the light, you will find yourself forever changed. Rachel's first book in this series, Broken Pieces, has been a #1 best seller on Amazon (eBooks) on Women's Poetry and Abuse. 

Please note: this book discusses serious topics, and is intended for mature audiences only.

My Review

As a fellow survivor, I connected with the Rachel's writing. The raw emotions that are eloquently delivered on a platter of prose and poetry pulled at my heart strings. Rachel writes from the memories of an 11-year-old girl who experienced things that no one should have to endure. We also read the thoughtfulness of adult Rachel who looks back on those times with brutal honesty. Some of the moments aren't pretty, but they are real and perfect examples that everyone heals and deals in their own way. I am so grateful there is nonfiction work like Broken Places available for those of us who need to know we aren't alone and that our feelings are valid. 

Author Bio 

Rachel Thompson (aka RachelintheOC) is a bestselling author, now represented by Booktrope, and social media/author marketing consultant (BadRedhead Media and Author Social Media Boot Camp).

Three of her four books, A Walk In The Snark, The Mancode: Exposed and Broken Pieces are all #1 Kindle bestsellers! Midwest Book Review and two Amazon Top 10 Hall of Fame reviewers all gave Broken Pieces five stars! She just release Broken Places to stellar early reviews.

Her articles appear regularly in the Huffington Post, San Francisco Book Review (BadRedhead Says...),,, and

She hates walks in the rain, running out of coffee, and coconut.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This is such a lovely review. Thanks for hosting Broken Places :)