The Unraveling of Shelby Forrest
by Donna Friess
Title: The Unraveling of Shelby Forrest
Author: Donna Friess
Genre: Women's Fiction > Contemporary Women >Domestic Life >Parenting & Relationships > Adoption
"As someone who has adopted children, I found this emotionally charged, complex first novel, written by award winning author, Donna Friess, draws you in immediately and holds you in its' thrall from the first page to the last. The author explores the grief, guilt and pain of giving up a baby for adoption and the secrets that can tear apart a marriage." Leanne A., CA
"There are surprises and tears, smiles and laughter, when I finished the story I was asking for more. The characters are complex and the story delivers the harrowing and heart-wrenching story of so many women that have had to make these impossible decisions. It is a must read for any parent." -Micki Harris, CA
"Our job in this lifetime is not to shape ourselves into some ideal we imagine we ought to be, but to find out who we already are and become it." - Donna L. Friess, Ph.D.
"We see the gentler side of humanity here. The message of both hope and love was inspiring. I LOVED this book." Kriss M., CA "Written with love and warmth, the book draws you in and keeps you eager to learn the outcome, which is satisfying, yet surprising." Catherine M., Florida
About the Author
Donna Friess’ story of being forced to take legal action to stop her father from continuing to sexually abuse his four year-old granddaughter, reached 50 million people worldwide. With appearances on The Oprah Winfrey Show and others, her autobiography, Cry the Darkness, (1993 Health Communications), became a best seller, printed in seven languages. Dr. Friess She is an expert in recovery from trauma. She has authored six books, and is a member TTAC (Technical Training and Advisory Consortium) through the Office of Victims of Crime, U.S. Justice Dept., she was nominated for the American President’s Service Award.