Not your mother’s romance

Bare Souls

Years of abuse left heartbreaking scars.

He wanted to save her.

She needed to save herself.

Maggie Larsen, small town girl returns home to find the woman she used to be before a whirlwind marriage to a charismatic, powerful monster sucked her into a life of domestic violence and gut-wrenching shame. Finally free from her abuser, and left with a crippling agoraphobia, she’s determined to get her life back, one agonizing step at a time and on her own terms.

Jonathan Maddox’s mission as a local psychologist is to help those in need overcome traumas of the past and move toward fulfilling futures. With scars of his own buried deep and too painful to confront, he finds peace knowing that he can help others even if he’s helpless to help himself. Until he meets the one woman he thinks he can help the most just to find she’s determined to heal and move forward on her own.

Can Jonathan accept Maggie’s need to heal herself when everything he is demands he step up and help her toward peace? Can Maggie’s frozen heart ever learn to trust a man again after the husband who was supposed to love and cherish her left her broken and terrified of the world around her?


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