Running from Solace

  • Title: Running from Solace
  • Author: Nakia R. Laushaul
  • ISBN: 9780984368242
  • Page: 338
  • Format: Paperback
  • ☆ Running from Solace ☆ Nakia R. Laushaul - Running from Solace, Running from Solace She passed a hard candy over her shoulder as though whatever was in the tiny wrapper was supposed to make it all better I clutched the peppermint in my hand and buried my face in the hard leather seat
    ☆ Running from Solace ☆ Nakia R. Laushaul - Running from Solace, Running from Solace She passed a hard candy over her shoulder as though whatever was in the tiny wrapper was supposed to make it all better I clutched the peppermint in my hand and buried my face in the hard leather seat

    • ☆ Running from Solace ☆ Nakia R. Laushaul
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    Running from Solace

    About Nakia R. Laushaul


    1. She reads and she writes And she really loves her son


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    1. My writer s eyes read a story about a young girl named Naomi that persevered through years of physical and mental abuse at the hands of her mother Nola and her mother s boyfriend Uncle C After being removed from her mother s home she endures the foster system and puts herself through college However, her emotional wounds are still so deep and fresh that they bleed out of her permanent scars left from childhood Her marriage is suffering and eventually her whole life unravels when she meets a youn [...]

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    2. Everybody Hurts Running from Solace tells the story of Naomi, a woman who has dealt with mental, emotional, and physical abuse by her close relatives at an early age Having survived time through the foster care system, Naomi is now married and working for Child Protective Services When she is assigned to investigate a new case of child abuse allegations, she is forced to face the skeletons that are lingering in her closet What makes Naomi feel so connected to this case Will Naomi be able to face [...]

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    3. Hurting People Hurt Others Abused, misused, and mistreated welcome to the young world of six year old Naomi The daughter of an abusive addict, life was anything but easy for Naomi Fast forward several years and life is still not easy for Naomi Sure, things have gotten better Naomi is a college graduate married to a wonderful man working for Child Protective Services She appears to have it all together, but she is still very haunted by her past Her invisible scars ache When she meets Xavier, a yo [...]

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    4. Naomi became a social worker and sought work with Child Protective Services determined to help children who, like herself, are victims of physical, emotional and sexual abuse at the hands of a parent Through the intervention of an observant neighbor, Naomi had been removed from her home as a child and hasn t seen her mother in years but she is haunted by the memories of the things she endured Mona, too, was abused as a child Regular beatings, threats, and constant neglect were all she knew At th [...]

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    5. Without giving away the story it is about the cycle of child abuse It gives you insight into the abuser and those abused, and how the cycle perpetuates even when one works hard to be different from what they hate It is a really good book, a page turner, and I definitely recommend it for many reasons One for the story and writing itself, but also for the insight It will help you look at abusers a little differently, because most often they too were abused and it is all they know.I am not sure if [...]

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    6. Title Running from SolaceAuthor Nakia LaushaulRating 5Headline Heartbreaking but Powerful As a young girl, Naomi has a life that none of us would like to experience Her mother is a drug addict who often lends Naomi to her dealers to supply her habit Even if you are not a child of abuse and or neglect, the young girl s pain can be understood as Nakia Laushaul s writing technique pulls you in and forces you to feel as in your Naomi s shoes As an adult, Naomi s demons still seem to haunt her and sh [...]

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    7. Family ties that bindNaomi, Mona and Lenora are three women living different lives Naomi, a young wife is afraid of her own shadow She is tormented by demons from her past This torment is causing strain in her marriage because she is unable to fully open up to her husband Jake Mona is a young single mother who loves her children but doesn t know how to show it Instead of hugs and kisses, she smothers them with bruises and verbal abuse Lenora is on her way to becoming an associate pastor at one o [...]

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    8. Is child abuse a generational curse Do hurt people really hurt people This is a book that makes you really look at child abuse and view it from a different perspective Naomi was abused as a child Thanks to a nosey neighbor, she was removed from her mother s care and raised in the foster care system As an adult, she worked as a social worker She was called out to a case Upon talking with the young boy, Xavier, she felt an immediate connection to him The events following this case brought up old m [...]

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    9. In her debut novel, Nakia gave voice to the many people who silently live through childhood abuse She does this very sincerely and genuinely Nakia R Laushaul bravely takes on subject matter that is difficult She is straight forward and real in her writing.From the beginning, you are drawn into the tormented life of little Naomi Wanting love and acceptance, what she receives is abuse and pain That Naomi survives is the ultimate reward for the reader, as well as for Naomi herself One can never get [...]

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    10. I applaud the author 4 such a gripping and mos def engaging heart shattering story This was such a domino affect 4rm one generation of sexual, mental, and physical abuse 2 another many innocent lives taken under hostage of this, souls tormented, stolen and torn I felt that moment when Naomi had her release 4rm yrs of pain trapped within herself, scared and wanting 2b free of it when she let go and let GOD, this was a 5 Star read s so sad that there are lives that suffer this daily in such a mann [...]

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    11. In all honesty, this was a tough read Generational abuse, the shortcomings of the foster system contrasted against the necessity and benefit of such a system, vicious cycles of violence and so much It is a painful story But it was grasping and continually held me attentive, wanting to know about the inner workings of Mona, her son and children and the CPS staff woman who unknowingly became wrapped up in a case which would reveal painful truths from her own past, requiring her to confront the p [...]

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    12. Running from Solace was an excellent read I found myself engrossed in the story from the minute I began reading it The book deals with child abuse and its lifelong ramifications to abusers and victims alike My only complaint is that the author seemed to rush the conclusion of the book, neglecting to explore some relationships and the characters personal healing journeys, choosing instead to tie neat and predictable ribbons in order to close the story out Still, I will be recommending this book t [...]

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    13. What an incredible story The author deals with a difficult subject with great understanding and compassion, fleshing out the characters so completely that you feel like you know them And the redemption scene is so descriptive and full of emotion that it had me in tears I could literally feel Naomi s deeply rooted pain, fear and subsequent deliverance because it s written as if from a firsthand experience with feeling and hearing God for the first time It s a wonderful and beautifully written sto [...]

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    14. Nakia Laushaul has given the world the story of Naomi, who struggles through her adult life under the burden of the abuse she suffered as a child It affects the way how she interacts with all who cross her path, including her husband It motivates her into choosing a career where she hopes she will help protect other children from the same experiences she went through, but in doing so it forces her to confront her past and acknowledge its impact on her present How will she fare Take a trip down t [...]

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    15. Very well written book The author does an excellent job in bringing you into the lives of the characters When reading I experience several emotions The story was so real and I can relate so well In ministering to women as well as experiencing my self, emotional and physical abuse leads to confusion and uncertainty as to who you are It leaves emotional scars that only God can heal Thanks so much to the author and we look forward to many great books.

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    16. This book is good, but it s got some graphic scenes in it that can be difficult to read through I also could have gone for a powerful ending There are some really intense moments in here, and I didn t think the end really lived up to it s potential Still enjoyed the book, overall It s covers subjects that are probably not talked about enough.

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    17. This books started off really good About half way through it turned into a Tyler Perry movie While I like some of his stuff it just wasn t what I thought this book was going to be Over all good writing style and a talented author, just not what I was expecting after reading the first chapter sample.

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    18. I m not an author nor an expert but I think one of the things that makes for a great book is how it captures the reader If you can make that reader jump in their seat, keep a lump in their throat and actually feel compassion for your characters I think you ve done a mighty fine job I read this book a few years back and STILL have sympathy for the main character It s worth the read.

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    19. This author writes a story and gives a voice for far too many victims of abuse There are times when I had to put the book down because the story had me in tears This is an excellent read I highly reccommend this book.

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    20. This author is definitely one to watch Running From Solace is a must read, one of the best books I ve read in a long while I didn t want to put it down and I didn t want it to end Kudos to Ms.Laushaul Can t wait to read from her

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    21. Running from Solace is hard to put down One of the best books I have read in a long time This book is very different from the books I usually read but it kept my attention the entire time I recommend this book without a doubt

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    22. This book blew my mind from the first chapter to the last It took me on an array of emotions that I haven t felt in a while I highly recommend this book as it touches on subjects that many choose to sweep under the carpet If I could give this book 6 stars I wouldAWESOME read

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    23. Excellent job, well written.I was in tears from beginning to end I fell in luv with Xavier Looking forward to many reads.

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    24. Reviewed for OOSA Bookclub The Book was so GOOD I bought a copy on my Kindle Best Book of 2011 I highly recommend this book

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    25. The book was a fantastic read Hard to put down

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    26. Fantastic Read Very compelling Could not put the thing down Look forward to your next one Thank You

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    27. I finally finished reading Running From Solace on my Kindle earlier this month and all I can say is WOW Absolutely love this book

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    28. This started out as a disturbing read I ended up really getting into the book because it wasn t predictable There were some surprises that had me gasping aloud I definitely recommend it.

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    29. What a tragic story But wonderfully written I was completely engaged from beginning to end

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