The #RRBC “TREAT” Reads Blog Hop

Welcome to the first ever “TREAT” Reads Blog Hop!   These members of RRBC have penned and published some really great reads and we’d like to honor and showcase their talent.  Although there were maybe 3-4 winners who were previously on this list who are no longer with the club, now all of the listed Winners are RWISA members!  Way to go RWISA!

We ask that you pick up a copy of the title listed and after reading it, leave a review.  There will be other books on tour for the next few days, so please visit the HOP’S main page to follow along.

Also, for every comment that you leave along this tour, including on the HOP’S main page,, your name will be entered into a drawing for an amazing gift card to be awarded at the end of the tour!

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  LETTING GO INTO PERFECT LOVE

Book Blurb: 

Inspiring and unforgettable, Letting Go into Perfect Love is a riveting account of a journey through the terror of domestic violence to a faith that transforms all. As a college administrator, Gwendolyn M. Plano lived her professional life in a highly visible and accountable space–but as a wife and mother, behind closed doors, she and her family experienced unpredictable threat. The statistics are staggering–every 9 seconds in the United States, a woman is assaulted or beaten–but to Gwen, this was her secret; it was her shame. When her husband eventually turned his brutality on her son, she knew she could no longer remain silent.

Alternately heart-wrenching and joyful, this is a story of triumph over adversity–one woman’s uplifting account of learning how to forgive the unforgiveable, recover her sense of self, bring healing into her family, and honor the journey home. Accompanied by glimpses of celestial beings, Gwen charts a path through sorrow to joy–and ultimately, writes of the one perfect love we all seek. 

The story that unfolds is not a blow-by-blow account of savagery hidden within a twenty-five-year marriage; rather, it is a walk through innocent dreams betrayed–to courage found. “Tragedy spares no one;” Gwen points out, “it just courts each of us differently. One way or another, it finds a path into our hearts, and there we do battle with the intruder.” As a survivor who came out of her unhealthy relationship determined to start over, Gwen artfully depicts the challenges of balancing the obligations of motherhood and career with her family’s healing process, while offering hope to anyone facing monumental challenges. 

Integral to Gwen’s journey is her faith. Because of her Catholic upbringing, she struggles with the scandal of divorce, but finally makes her peace. When her daughter reveals her molestation by clergyhowever, her fragile sense of serenity dissolves. We walk with Gwen as she tries to make sense of this horror. The agony experienced by the entire family is devastatingly palpable. Against all odds, Gwen emerges confident of her faith and begins to see the threads of meaning in even the darkest moments

This is a book for all. But, for those who have been in a destructive relationship, Gwen’s story will be heartbreakingly familiar. For those who have been spared such diminishment, it will provide insight into the often misunderstood phenomenon of domestic violence. Since one in every four women will experience such threat in her lifetime, understanding that murky world may provide the reader with the skills needed to help his or her sister or friend or neighbor. Whether victim or friend, though, readers will be inspired by the author’s courage and ultimate resolution of her predicament. And, you may see your own challenges a little differently.

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 Author:  GWEN PLANO

 

This blog hop sponsored by:  4WillsPublishing

 

 

25 Comments on “The #RRBC “TREAT” Reads Blog Hop

  1. A beautiful post for a beautiful book. This book is SO inspiring. No matter what we have to go through in life, we are never alone and Gwen gets that message across in a wonderful way in her book. I’m happy to see her here in the spotlight!

    • Gwen Plano

      Thank you, Jan, for your beautiful response to my book. I love your series and your courageous journey into Love.

  2. I have read Letting Go Into Perfect Love and found it to be a story of hope, spirit, and love. Thans for hosting, Nia.

    • Gwen Plano

      Thank you, John, for your support and understanding. All the best to you!

  3. Gwen Plano

    Thank you, Nia, for this beautiful post. I so appreciate the support. ♥

  4. Gwen, you radiate a peaceful aura which reaches out (even through social media) – you are truly inspirational!

    • Gwen Plano

      Oh my goodness, thank you so much.

  5. D.L Finn, Author

    This is one of my favorite inspirational books. Happy to see it here. Congrats Gwen!

    • Gwen Plano

      Thank you so much, D.L. ♥

  6. Hi Gwen, I hope you had a great day on the tour. I haven’t read your book yet, but it is on my list, and I’m looking forward to it. 😀
    Thanks for hosting, Nia

    • Gwen Plano

      Thank you very much, Rhani. All the best to you.

  7. Wonderful story, Gwen! Thank you for sharing! I enjoyed your blog stop and the book!

    • Gwen Plano

      Thank you, Ernestine. So kind of you to stop by. ♥

  8. jhawker1969

    Wonderful post, Nia. Letting Go is a powerful and compelling book filled with some tough life lessons. Gwen is a fine writer!

  9. Letting Go Into Perfect Love was one of my all time favorite reads from an RRBC Author!

    Nia, thanks for the beautiful host! I love your blog! It is definitely indicative of a RWISA WRITER! Kudos!

    Enjoy, Gwen!

  10. Hi Gwen. You know I loved your book which I found courageous and inspiring. You are such a generous and gentle soul, and I am thankful we met. And that you introduced me to RRBC. Wishing you the best.

  11. Oh, yea! I have read most of the winning books and this is one of them. Although, not a poetry affectionate, I enjoyed reading Gwen’s poems. Thank you, Nia, for the support. 🙂

  12. Hi, Gwen! I have this book on my Kindle. I am at a point where I can start making time to read a little. I will get to it soon. Best wishes to you.

  13. Survival stories like yours are so important to those trying to dig themselves out of similar situations. Thanks so much for sharing yours and thus helping so many!

  14. Congratulations to Gwen for the wonderful showcase of her book. Many thanks to Nia for hosting

  15. Congrats, Gwen! I’m sure looking forward to reading Letting Go into Perfect Love. 🙂 xo

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