Cruel Harvest by Fran Elizabeth Grubb with Bryan Reardon is a memoir that deals with some of the most difficult things a woman can go through in her young life. Physical, sexual and emotional abuse and the fear that they cause are the underlying story in this book about faith.
This young girl belonged to no church, had no Bible, and had no one to help her get away from her abuser.
Some of what happened to Fran was a product of the day and age and was seen as typical if not acceptable behavior. Domestic violence, domination and fear mongering were almost required of men and fathers back then, it seems.
This is hard to read, especially if you have personally dealt with any of these types of abuse in your own life. However, it is well worth reading about her triumph over fear and her development of a relationship with God and her ability to trust in Him. It's easy to get wrapped up into Fran's story even if the subject matter is difficult.
Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book from Thomas Nelson Publishers in exchange for my review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinion here is entirely my own.