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Saturday, December 14, 2013

A Forest of Doors: An Orphan's Quest

L.A. Muse devotes much of her time as a Court Appointed Special Advocate for children.  Her life and presence is representative of the best hopes of children thrown into the child welfare system by the actions of their parents.  L.A. continues her quest in her next work Carver Road.  As the mystery of her lost family unfolds, she explores the depths of her past and how her life continues to be shaped.  She currently lives in Edmond, Oklahoma.

A young child, orphaned by addiction and isolated from her siblings, dreams of reuniting her family after decades of separation.  She begins a quest and gains more than she ever dreamed possible along the way.  This is a powerful true story of loss, love, spirituality, coping and redemption.

Published by Innovo Publishing.

My Thoughts:
Reading about child abandonment and abuse is never easy and A Forest of Doors was no different.  The book is only 97 pages long, but tells the heartbreaking story of the abuse of author L.A. Muse and how she was abused again by the "system" supposedly in place to protect her.  The book reads like a disjointed journal with lots of gaps in the story.  The story Muse tells seems to skip a lot and moves really fast. However, I do appreciate her transparency in sharing her story in the hopes it will encourage others to put a voice to their own.  Instead of letting the horror of her childhood and much of her young adult life define her and determine her future, Muse now advocates for those who suffer some of the same things she suffered. I'll look forward to reading the "rest of the story" in her upcoming book Carver Road.

Happy Reading,