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Book Review: A Search for Purple Cows by Susan Call

bks“Somewhere in the early years of our marriage, beer had become an integral part of Joe’s life,   It wasn’t the beer itself that I learned to hate but the person Joe became when he consumed it.  It made no difference how beautiful we made our home or how successful our careers were; a gray cloud loomed over us. I desperately wanted to keep the peace in our home.  I thought, If only I try harder, if only I keep the house clean, the bills paid and Joe happy, may it will be better.  But nothing was ever enough.”  (pp 66)


 wonder how many women think this wayas their lives keep unraveling.  This is the true story of author, Susan Call, which takes the reader on the journey through her marriage.  When she first married,  it seemed like the dream-come-true and happily ever after story, but the marriage begins it’s spiral downward, ending in abuse and the near attempt to take Susan’s life.  Susan has to quickly figure out a plan and how to keep her children and herself safe.  

Without giving the whole story away, I still must share the most amazing part is the complete forgiveness Susan is able to have towards her now, ex-husband.  It is a forgiveness that can only come from God.  Her building faith is clearly shown throughout A Search for Purple Cows


I received this book from B & B Media Group for free, in exchange for an honest review.

From the back cover:

A wife and mother’s amazing journey from darkness into a life fully restored in God’s light.

A whimsical comment from a kind stranger, ‘Be sure to search for purple cows,’ brings hope to a woman and her children fleeing from a life filled with trouble. In A Search for Purple Cows, Susan Call reveals to the world how painful a relationship can be when love deteriorates into a cycle of abuse and betrayal. Her moving memoir chronicles how she first met her husband, a handsome, stylish, generous man with whom she worked. Eventually they fell in love, married, and had two children. Their life seemed idyllic — they had a beautiful home and everything a family could desire. But soon, inside those walls, Call was tormented by her husband’s alcoholism, domestic abuse, and infidelity that cast her family into a world fraught with fear and despair. God found her in the midst of her pain, and showed her, through the unlikely source of a Christian radio station, that a journey toward Him was possible even in the most unthinkable circumstances. Call eventually found the strength to move on and start anew. Written with candor and grace, A Search for Purple Cows will leave you laughing, crying, and believing that God is present and able, ready to bring hope and healing.



Beloved KEPT Child of Jesus stumbling by faith ~ Married 30 years ~ Blessed Mama of 10 beside me & 2 at Jesus' feet ~ "Retired" homeschool mama of 22 years ~ Writer * Blogger * Reviewer ~

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