Shattered Embrace by P.R. Newton - Virtual Book Tour and Review

Shattered Embrace
P.R. Newton

Bethlehem took her first breath as her mother took her last. 

Left to survive in overcrowded Ethiopian orphanages, she developed survival skills rivaling a warrior - a fierce, independent fighter before she could walk or talk. As she approached her second birthday, Bethlehem lived her days guided by two rules: everyone leaves and trust no one. 

A world away in Canada, Tory Witcraft is trying to adopt from Ethiopia with her husband, Matt, when her adoption agency goes bankrupt, threatening her dreams of becoming a mother. Against the advice of many, including government officials threatening to revoke the adoption, she goes to Ethiopia, and her new daughter, Bethlehem.

When they finally meet, both mother and daughter struggle to connect, each trapped by their own fears and demons. Emotions and tempers run hot. Hearts and dreams collide, shattering a family before it could fully form.  

The adoption journey was difficult, but no one expected the hardest part of the journey would begin once they met.

About the Author

P.R. (Piper) Newton is a proud geek mom of two little boys, one through birth, one through adoption. She has a background in psychology and continues to take post-grad courses in childhood trauma and development. In her writings she loves to explore the human mind, putting her characters through unthinkable things, just to see how they react. She is a full-time author, who believes in the magical, creative inducing powers of arm warmers and stripy socks.


Shattered Embrace is an harrowing journey through the world of international adoptions. P.R. Newton deftly weaves the narrative together, switching between multiple viewpoints, including Tory's personal blog posts and the events as seen through the baby Bethlehem's unique perspective. Newton's own experience with adoption brings a strong element of realism and credibility to the novel. Newton's skill as an author is evident as she brings us to the emotional highs and lows of Matt, Tory and Bethlehem's journey leading up to their first meeting and as they try to overcome the scars of their past and build a family together. Shattered Embrace is a must-read!
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~ karyn

*This review was written by karyn pickles. I received the above e-book for the purposes of review. All opinions are my own. Follow me at FacebookTwitter, and Pinterest!*

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