Linda’s Book Obsession Reviews “Absolution” by Regina Buttner, SparkPress, October 2020 for Suzy Approved Book Tours

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Linda’s Book Obsession Reviews “Absolution”. by Regina Buttner, SparkPress, October 2020, for Suzy Approved Book Tours

Regina Buttner, the author of “Absolution” has written a memorable, heartbreaking, and thought-provoking novel. The genres for this novel are fiction, domestic fiction, and women’s fiction. The author describes her characters as complex, complicated, and dysfunctional. I appreciate that the author discusses controversial and contemporary subjects such as sexual assault, religious differences, the power of secrets, and emotional and physical abuse in a relationship.

Jeanie comes from a devout Catholic family and is sexually assaulted by a professor. After losing the baby, Jeanie feels tremendous guilt, but keeps this from her family. Jeanie leaves town with a friend, and meets Greg, a polite man, who is a workaholic. His parents have an arrogant air, and he himself dislikes his mother’s harsh attitude. The two marry and have children.

After a number of years, Gregg finds information out about Jeanie’s past, and he is angry. He becomes angry and abusive, and Jeanie fears for her life.

I like that the author discusses the importance of truth and communication, the importance of family and friends, and love and hope. I would highly recommend this thought-provoking story.

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