I hope you are doing well this Monday. I have some reviews to today, so stay tune, relax and enjoy.
UPDATE: Apparently I forgot to change the day of the week because I had planned on scheduling this review, and then decided last minute to just post it today, and of course my Monday brain didn’t see I had Thursday still on the post. Epic fail on my part, I know.
“Dark Chains“, written by LaTasha “Tacha B.” Braxton, a standalone novel that is as described in the synopsis “inspirational and spiritual autobiography”, was published on March 27th 2018.
I received a complimentary copy of this book thanks to LaTasha “Tacha B.” Braxton. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.
Dark Chains is an inspirational and spiritual autobiography about a misguided young girl who struggles to survive mental, emotional, and physical abuse. Plagued by decades of pain, mental illness and generational curses. She enters a life without God at a young age, and finds herself infatuated with the idea of escaping and never returning to the abusive life she once was subjected, manipulated and conditioned to living in.
This book was created to help young girls and boys who are going down a dark path, it is meant to open minds and change their perspectives for the greater. It was created to help overcome the pain and anger endured from a dysfunctional family and lifestyle in order to become who God initially wanted them to be.
This book will heal the wounds of mentally and emotionally hurt families who aren’t aware that they’ve been conditioned to live immorally due to the pains that plagued them and the many generations that came before them. It is a read from an author who can easily relate to those who inhabit a lost soul and a broken heart. It is inspiring and will create understanding and hope to many and create a positive pattern for many more to come.
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I read this book a while back and I’m still emotional when I think about every chapter that describes the author’s life, and she went through a lot. Like it says in the synopsis this novel is an “inspirational and spiritual autobiography“, and knowing that makes the reading even more powerful.
I haven’t read many books that have a autobiography element, so I was very emotional while reading this story. So, reviewing it is a hard task, how can we review a novel that is a memoir about someones life? That was one of the reason I took so long to write this review.
The author put in paper her experiences with mental, emotional, and physical abuse, opening door for us, and I’m hoping that everyone that does read this novel will have moment of contemplation and can reflect on many subjects that are expressed in this story, as well as maybe, it can give reads some sense of connection, because we are not alone and there are a lot of people around the world that have experienced the same things.
I didn’t went through the same as the author and other women have, and just went through my own experiences that were in no way as harsh as the ones described in the book, but they shaped me. It took me ten years to finally talk about what I felt and about my past, and it was all thanks to a class in college. So I can imagine how emotional the journey must have been to LaTasha “Tacha B” Braxton to write this book. I could see it in each page because I could connect to her, sometimes I just wanted to hug her and cry with her, others I just wanted to go back in time and maybe help out.
I went on the journey as well, and although the realization that this was real and that some people are going through it right now made my heart feel heavy, the author wrote it in such a way that grabbed my attention. That’s the power of words.
I loved the message, how she found her strength and faith… Even if you aren’t a religious person, that’s okay, because the important thing (for me of course) is that you have faith in yourself and love who you are, as well as never giving up and breaking the cycle. If you are religious and God is who you focus on, good for you, if having faith in Him is what helps you have the courage you need to deal with all the obstacles that’s all that matters.
Overall, it was a strong and thought provoking book that I recommend, but I have to say that it because of the topics discussed, it can have some triggers, so just have that in mind. I don’t want anyone to feel uncomfortable while reading a book, and in this case it’s supposed to be a start of conversation and a way to help others. Also, if while reading you feel the need to stop and reflect, or just need some time to take a deep breath, that’s totally okay, I did that.
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