- 2017 INDIES Finalist
- Finalist, Family & Relationships (Adult Nonfiction)
Fugitives from a man as alluring as he is violent, Andrea Jarrell and her mother develop a powerful, unusual bond. Once grown, Jarrell thinks she’s put that chapter of her life behind her—until a woman she knows is murdered, and she suddenly sees that it’s her mother’s choices she’s been trying to escape all along. Without preaching or prescribing, this memoir is a life-affirming story of having the courage to become both safe enough and vulnerable enough to love and be loved.