Fresh Scars ~ Review with Giveaway

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Fresh Scars
Fresh Scars
By Donna Mumma

Asia Butler and her older sister Ivy are returning to their childhood home, a place neither ever wanted to return to ever again. But their mother Veronica has once again managed to get her way. Veronica wasn't the kind of mother who endeared herself to her two daughters, rather she seemed to be in the running for psycho of the century. But somehow Veronica knew just what both her daughters need and she is orchestrating one last manipulation while in her final hours.

Fresh Scars delves into the past of the Butler sisters, who have not spoken in years. Working through their mother's chaotic clutter reopens old wounds, wounds that have made a permanent impact on their lives.

As they work together, the damage to their relationship is more than a little evident. Both are facing some closely guarded secrets that they are not willing to share. This is a book that will prey upon your emotions as truths are slowly exposed. Both main characters are victims who though they got away never fully healed from what they both endured. You will be moved by Asia and Ivy's story, there is no way not to be moved as it progresses. 

Fresh Scars is well written and once you start reading you won't be able to easily put it down because will have to know what happens and how it is ultimately resolved. More importantly, what does Veronica want them to find as they fulfill her request to clean out her house, the one place they should have felt safe. 

If you are looking for an intense and moving book that will leave you contemplating your own life and how it compares to that of the characters this is one you will want to read. There are some psychological elements running throughout that will immediately draw in some readers. In the end, you will feel so much for both Asia and Ivy it will be a book that stays with you for some time. I have not previously read this author's work or in all truthfulness a book of a similar vein. In the past, I have shied away from similar books but I'm glad I did not avoid this one. I highly recommend it, though you may want to read with the lights on if it gets late into the night.

I was provided a complimentary copy of this book with no expectations but that I provide my honest opinion. All thoughts expressed are my own.


Title: Fresh Scars
Author: Donna Mumma
Publisher: Firefly Southern Fiction (Iron Stream Media)
Release Date: June 15, 2021
Genre: Southern Fiction

Time heals all wounds . . . or does it? 

Asia Butler and her sister, Ivy Butler Morelli, have not spoken in fifteen years. As children, they endured brutal emotional abuse from their mother, Veronica, and want only to forget the past . . . and each other. 

But the past comes calling when they each receive a letter from Veronica s attorney promising much-needed cash if they will fulfill her dying wish and consent to cleaning out their childhood home. Asia and Ivy reluctantly return to their hometown of Emerson, Florida, only to discover the house is a hoarder's nightmare filled with strange mementos and clues hinting that they were not the only victims of Veronica's sadistic nature. 

Can this new pain be the path to their healing? Will they be able to choose forgiveness over resentment? 

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Donna Mumma

Donna Mumma perfected storytelling in her first grade classroom, spinning tales exciting enough to settle a roomful of antsy six-year-olds. She is an award winning author, and loves to write about flawed people who find a way to overcome and thrive. A Florida native, she loves spending time with her husband, adult children, and their energetic collie, Duke.

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