Read Consider the Thorns (The Trampled Rose #2) Online Free - Barbara Houlton is a best-selling romance author, known for her achingly sweet love stories. However, her own love-life is nothing to write home about. Raped on the eve of her high-school graduation, she was left pregnant and scarred, both emotionally and physically. She has learned to hide the physical scars, but the emotional scars that taint her soul become harder to hide each day. Sarcasm, avoidance and denial have become weapons to keep her monstrous past at bay. Barbara avoids her home town at all costs. She denies to all those who are concerned for her that there is anything wrong. And those who try to pass her protective boundaries are met with her cutting sarcasm. Her emotional scars make intimacy a frightening thing, and those who try to grasp this beautiful rose are quickly met with her thorns. Instead, she loves through her characters, embracing her romantic dreams with every book she writes, and convinces herself it is enough.
When her father falls ill, she is forced to return home to Hamilton, New Mexico, a small town that comes with big problems, the biggest of which is Steve Meston. Steve has had a crush on Barbara since high school. But he is no longer the awkward, shy boy from her youth. He is now confident, handsome and relentless in his pursuit of her, despite her best efforts to put him off. His patient and steadfast love back her into a corner, and she finds that all her weapons are useless against his sweet love. Now she must stop avoiding and confront her past, or lose the one man who was able to get past her thorns.
|Title||:||Consider the Thorns (The Trampled Rose #2)|
|Number of Pages||:||210 pages|
October 12, 2016
Consider the Thorns follows the story of Barbara Houlton who we met in Miracles in Disguise. In that book she was raped by a fellow student a few weeks before her high school graduation. In spite of the trauma she remained strong in her faith in God and counted the subsequent birth of her daughte...
September 14, 2015
** I was given a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review **
First off, this was an amazing performance by Meghan Kelly...I was truly blown away...the raw emotion in Barb was flawless...and it truly ripped out my heart! lol
Barb is a rape survivor...she was violated her senior year b...
February 16, 2018
She’s a rape victim with a child. She’s full of hate and fear. He’s the guy who has loved her for 8 years but cannot get her to trust him or herself. Finally she turns to God for help and healing.
September 15, 2017
CONSIDER THE THORNS , series Trampled Rose book 2
October 06, 2014
Since I read about Barbara in the previous book I had thought the outcome would be a little different. But hey I am not the writer so Michelle put a different slant on it. A big shift from God has Barbara handling life not so well till she had to let go and let God handle the pain. Single parenti...
September 01, 2013
This is an inspiring story of a woman that was raped, through many difficulties, finally finds her way back to God and learns to open her heart once again.
This book will make you cry, smile, laugh, and sometimes even make you frustrated at the main character as if she's actually someone you kno...
July 24, 2013
The subject of recover from rape and sexual assault is not something I've ever seen tackled in a Christian Romance novel before, but Michelle Lynn Brown did a masterful job. She realistically showed the difficulty of a woman's struggle to get over the mental and emotional scars to allow herself t...
August 09, 2016
I was so glad to get to part 2 of this series. The author realistically took a very tough subject, rape, and made it come alive for the reader. I thought Barbara was so strong in the first book and to see her inner struggles made her a very strong character. It was interesting to me to see how al...
August 31, 2013
Tragedy comes between would be high school sweethearts, and Barbara Houlton spends the next six years throwing herself into her career and her raising her daughter. What she can't see is how much damage is caused when she keeps the past buried deep inside.
Perhaps it is common tale of hurt and pai...
June 16, 2016
Barbara has built a wall around herself to shut out the pain of a violent event in her past. But in doing so, she also built a wall between herself and God. She never realized she was hurting her herself, her daughter, and all who loved her. Change didn't come until she turned to God to help her...