Brooke Nolan is a battered child who makes an anonymous phone call about the escalating brutality in her home. When social services jeopardize her safety condemning her to keep her fathers secret, its a glass of spilled milk at the dinner table that forces her to speak about the cruelty shes been hiding. In her pursuit for safety and justice Brooke battles a broken system that pushes to keep her father in the home. When jury members and a love interest congregate to inspire her to fight, she risks losing the support of family and comes to the realization that some people simply do not want to be saved. Spilled Milk is a novel of shocking narrative, triumph and resiliency....
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|Number of Pages||:||276 pages|
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Spilled Milk Reviews
This story is about a survivor rather than a victim. It should be ready by anyone in the field of social services. Terribly sad, but well worth the read!
This just goes to show just how important proofreading your book is. Seriously..."would OF?" "Oxycontin's?" Not to mention the ungodly number of run-on sentences. I bring this up because I thought this was a fantastic book, and it's a shame I couldn't give it a full 5-star review. Editing is writing 101.
My 15 yo read this and told me I should read it. I was hesitant because of the subject matter but also wanted to be able to discuss with her. It was really hard to read in the beginning but I am glad I pressed on and finished it. A very insightful view of what she went through and how the system "works"...or doesn't work. Unbelievable resiliency displayed throughout this book. Thanks for the courage of the author to write this book.
So much praise for this book
I cried through most of this story. When I was finished reading, I smiled. It's a story of heartache and absolute terror but it's also a story of survival and strength. As a woman who suffered through mental and physical abuse as a child, and extreme emotional abuse later in my first marriage, this story of hope was exactly what I needed. I've been contemplating my return to college to get my degree in counseling for a few years now, and I'm going to do it. Thank you ...more
I absolutely loved this book though it was sad I thought the overall was amazing and uplifting. Brooke’s strength and the protective instinct she had over her siblings was admirable. This book is a great read!!!
Spilled Milk is a heartbreaking tale of her life growing up. She and her brothers were physically and mentally abused by one of the people who were there to protect her, her father. After a glass of spilled milk made her realize something wasn't right, she fights to right a wrong and put that monster behind bars.
I'm not gonna lie, this book is tough to read and you can't help but feel an anger so deep while reading but, it is refreshing to see how she used this experience to help ...more
This was a free Kindle download and is a true story of how a young girl who is sexually abused by her father struggles through her teen-age and early adult life to finally tell herself that she has to close this chapter of her life. Brooke Nolan grew up in an abusive household and for years thought her father and mother's reaction to her and her three siblings was a normal one. Most young girls would have crumbled at what she had to endure but Brooke rises above it all and comes away with a coll ...more
This was a very compelling story and I could hardly put it down, but it made me so angry. I know this kind of abuse goes on and that children are victimized by their parents, but this child was also victimized by Social Services and her school. How could such agencies promise confidentiality and then do things which put her into further jeopardy? How could a school be so insensitive?
But this is a story of a young girl with enormous courage. At times I was hearing the music from "Rocky" while I w ...more