A Fascinating and Inspirational True Story!
Rise is an amazing true story about a mother’s determination to accomplish the near impossible. Cara Brookins needed a home for her children; a place that hadn’t already been, tainted by memories, of her ex-husband’s frightening and bizarre behavior. But, since she didn’t have money to buy a new home, she decided to build one, with the help of YouTube videos and her children.
Cara never dreamt that she would one day be pointing a loaded gun at the man she once loved. But, when her ex-husband Adam stood outside the house, wearing horns and a devil outfit, tapping on the window with a knife, Cara stood ready to pull the trigger.
Reading about Adam’s crazed, and stalking behavior was as captivating as it was horrific. When Adam was off his medication, he was paranoid, psychotic, and depending on his voices, dangerous. Building a home was more than just an experience for this author, it was the avenue in which she used to bind her family together, heal their emotional pain and strengthen their self-esteem. Cara Brookins shares her extraordinary story with brutal honesty and raw emotion. I found Rise to be an engaging, fascinating and inspirational read.
Many thanks to St. Martin’s Press, and NetGalley, for my advanced review copy.
~5 out of 5 stars~Review by Peg Glover