Title: Revelations – Religious & Liturgical Drama
Author: Pamela Kaye Noble Brown
Publisher: Pamela Kay Noble Brown; 1 edition (February 25, 2011)
Number of Pages: 90 pages
ISBN-10: 1468073834 (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 978-1468073836 (Paperback)
About The Author:
Pamela Kay Noble Brown lives in Columbia, South Carolina, with her husband Virgil Brown. She enjoys writing, acting, reading, bowling, and rollerskating. “Revelations” is dedicated to her late parents James and LouEllen Noble. She welcomes your feedback and reviews.
About This Book:
A mother’s secret…her daughter’s shame. Melanie has finally met the man of her dreams, but life is never easy for one who has suffered a lifetime of horrific loss. She was compelled to return to her hometown, sure that enough years had passed since the tragedy. But why does she keep having those same horrible nightmares? Was domestic abuse a curse that was passed on from one generation to the next with no escape? And her boyfriend’s mother Mrs. Harriet Cornelius seems to be a sweet person, but there’s something about her that Melanie just can’t put her finger on. A shameful family secret may just keep Melanie from becoming too deeply involved, yet she longs for the kind of life and love others have. Will she find a way to overcome her fears, or will she simply walk away? (Christian Fiction/Novella/Domestic Violence/Inspirational) Pamela Kay Noble Brown is also the author of “Handcuffs and a Pyramid of Satin”.
Excerpt: Her picture perfect life changed in an instant…
Ellen had met Nita the first night she’d arrived at the Oak Ridge Battered Women’s shelter, which was located about 15 miles outside of Hampton, South Carolina. That was the night three weeks ago when a bleeding Ellen had called 911. After five years of serving as a punching bag to her stressed-out husband, Ellen had known that she had to get out when her 4-year-old Melanie had jumped on her father’s back in a futile effort to save Ellen from the barrage of fists pouring down upon her. She would never forget looking over her husband’s shoulder and seeing Melanie’s horrified face as she screamed “No…no…no…Mommy” over and over again. Oblivious in his fury, her husband Sam had continued to pound her face and shoulders until a sudden snapping sound made them all freeze.
Sam had beat Ellen so hard that the knuckle of his ring finger had popped out of joint. It had long ago weakened from years of boxing. He looked from his fist to Ellen several times like a man waking from a deep sleep. “Oh baby, I’m so sorry,” he moaned, his eyes welling up with tears. “You know I love you so much. I don’t want to lose you baby. I’ll do anything,” he said standing up abruptly, ignoring the thud as little Melanie fell from his back to the floor.
A has-been boxer, who’d fallen out of public favor after losing 10 fights in a row, Sam Hightower had begun using his fists at home. Ellen had tried her best to be supportive and pray for him and encourage him, but more and more often he flew into these rages. This time Ellen knew she had to flee, if not for herself, then at least for their child’s well-being.
“Baby, I’m gonna swing by the emergency room and get this hand looked at,” said Sam, ignoring Ellen’s rapidly-swelling eyes. “When I get back, I’m gonna take my two favorite girls out for some ice cream cones. How does that sound?” Sam looked at Melanie as if surprised she wasn’t jumping up and down with happiness at the thought of ice cream cones, one of her favorite treats. Trying to divert his attention away from Melanie who was now cowering in the corner, Ellen spoke up and said, “Good. Ice cream sounds just fine.”
“Just fine what…?” Sam snarled as his eyes snapped back to Ellen.
“Just fine baby love,” answered a defeated Ellen. She could barely bring herself to utter the endearing term she had coined for Sam in their earlier and happier days.
“That’s what I like to hear sugar pie,” said Sam walking towards the door. “I’ll be back in a few if they don’t keep me sitting in the waiting room all night”.
Revelations Book Review:
“Revelations” written by Pamela Kay Noble Brown caught my attention when I have discover this book on the Amazon site. This narrative have being so refreshing just to know the profoundness of Pamela’s gifts as a writer. In my opinion, I believes that the readers should be able to read and really have the impression that Pamela wants her readers to take in. The narrative was so encouraging. I am looking forward to add more of Pamela Brown’s talented work to my library list. Pamela really delivered an awe-inspiring creations of writings. Completed her storytelling skills Pamela display the omnipotent power of God’s love even in the darkest hour in our life. Melanie had kept a secret hidden for years, but even in her skeleton in the cupboard, God was by her side. Not to mention, God assigned His Guardian Angels to protect over her life. God’s love, a spouse’s love, a child’s love, a friend’s love all represents the Language Of LOVE.This book delivers such a heavy-duty message of love no matter the circumstances. Fair-Minded God wants us to display love and God will loves us through unconditional.
“Revelations” is a short story, so I was able to finish in one day. Be that as it may, the reader in conclusions of this narrative will gain a full understanding of exactly what happens in relationships that are abusive emotionally or physically. Pamela really created a well- developed characters that were believable, authentic and true. Anyone who has ever experienced domestic violence and life after, could relate to the Characters. The story-line was one of the best. The Character of Melanie Walker has just returned to the town where she lived as a small child, to work at a local theater company. Having to deal with the loss of her parents in her childhood, returning back to her hometown isn’t simply fulfilled, however in a split second Melanie meets Mike. Mike turns out to be the man of her fantasy. Mike’s mother, a great benefactor of the local arts, create the impression familiar to Melanie, although she can’t put her finger on it.In the process of Mike and Melanie’s relationship are starting to be more serious, Melanie have being forced to reflect back around the time that she and her mother escaped from her abusive father. Melanie’s father physically abused her mother. Only if she gives her past a resting place, then she can accept Mike as her future husband.When the backstory leaves off, the reader wonders what happens to Aunt Nita, only to find out that she has been searching for young Melanie all throughout her life. To bring into her family and help her find love, insightful and true. I felt raw empathy of love, anger, sadness, abandonment, all of which I know were designed by Pamela Kay Brown Noble in the task to lure the readers in. ‘Revelations’ deals with the problematic subject of domestic abuse in a delicate way and has a happy outcome for all the characters in the book. Although this novella deals with the problematic subject of domestic abuse, it is a straightforward story to read. A difficult subject brought in a delicate, but in the way of satisfactory. The characters of Melanie and Mike are flourishing make known. As a reader, I was rooting for them to being a couple. In conclusions this is the first book that I read by this gifted author who can created a great story with a Christian Theme Romance.