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Linda Hilton

Reader, Writer, Merciless Reviewer and Incurable Romantic


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The Summer Tree
Guy Gavriel Kay
Progress: 10/383 pages
Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right's Stealth Plan for America
Nancy MacLean
Progress: 134/574 pages
The Secular Scripture: A Study of the Structure of Romance
Northrop Frye
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All the President's Men
Carl Bernstein, Bob Woodward
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Women's Gothic and Romantic Fiction: A Reference Guide (American Popular Culture)
Kay Mussell
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The Looking-Glass Portrait
Linda Hilton
Really Neat Rocks: A casual introduction to the rocks & gems of Arizona and the lapidary arts
Linda Hilton
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Under the Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent Faith
Jon Krakauer
The House of the Spirits
Isabel Allende

You get what you pay for, Part the Umpteenth

Kindle Freebie #1, Rough Hard Fierce by Skye Warren


She hesitated. “Did he… did he force you?”


“No,” I lied, my voice hollow. “Of course not.”


Even on that night I knew I’d never tell anyone what had happened. Not Shelly. And definitely not the police. If they couldn’t protect Shelly from her own father, how could they protect me? They wouldn’t believe me. I’d take the words—the confession, the shame—and bury them deep. So deep no one could ever hear them. Not even me.

Warren, Skye. Rough Hard Fierce (pp. 2-3). Skye Warren. Kindle Edition.


My heart clenched. I hated him for what he did. But I loved him as my friend, the one who’d hung out every afternoon and made me smile when my dad hadn’t been back in months. Most of all, I understood him—more than I wanted to. I knew what went on at his house, even if he’d never actually told me. We were all broken, and we turned on each other with our fear and our fists. It was a cold way to live. A familiar one.

Warren, Skye. Rough Hard Fierce (p. 3). Skye Warren. Kindle Edition.


She's a teenager and she's pregnant because her boyfriend raped her but she's still protecting him because.


And people wonder why there's a rape culture?  Wonder why women don't speak up when they're abused?  Wonder why powerful men get away with it?


Yeah, I read three pages before giving up.  This shit sucks.


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