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A fronte praecipitium a tergo lupi. (In front of you, a precipice. Behind you, wolves.)

Monday, August 29, 2011

Save the Child

I just finished a good book this weekend! It's Margaret Turley's 'Save the Child'. I have to say that I put off reading this book for a bit, thinking it would be a little dull.

How wrong I was!

The book was gripping to the end. I even read it while I worked out. It's clear that Margaret knows her stuff medically! The characters were true and the action put you right in the fray. It felt like a true family nightmare and made me want to stand up and throw a bedpan at the people who worked together to keep the child away from her parents.

I think incidents like this in which well-meaning parents are victimized by unprincipled or misinformed people is a horrible by-product of the CPS system. It enrages me that we have a government who thinks they own our children. I hope we can somehow work together to get this fixed. Otherwise, the government will be like the camel poking his nose into the tent. Pretty soon the camel will own the tent and you'll be out in the sandstorm without a stick of shelter.

Other than some editing flaws (you spelled one of your characters' names two different ways in adjoining sentences for one thing, Margaret), this book was great...:o) Maybe a change of back cover blurb will make the book more readily appealing, because once you get into it, it's a page-turner.


  1. Thanks for the review. Save the Child is currently in revision and will be released DTBA with a new cover, and some new content along with a thorough new edit. Updates will be posted at http://margaretturley.com


  2. That'll be grand! Now I'm wishing I had the new content...:o) I'm anxious to know what you've added. Very cool!

  3. Isn't it fun when we are wrong about a book. I have the same experience in my reviewing. I love to be wrong. :)
    Anna del C.
    Author of "The Silent Warrior Trilogy"