Learn the signs; save a life.
Domestic Violence in America: General Statistics and Facts
- Women ages 18 to 34 are at greatest risk of becoming victims of domestic violence.
- More than 4 million women experience physical assault and rape by their partners.
- In 2 out of 3 female homicide cases, females are killed by a family member or intimate partner.
Spirit Woman builds off of my past and includes the true stories of three other women who suffered from domestic abuse. Wrapped into one, heart-rending story, Spirit Woman tells the tale of Nickie Bahiti Greene. Desperate for love, she grabs it when she can and finds herself in a living hell.
As the story unfolds, we are witness to Nickie's bravery and the loyalty and courage of her friend Beau. Does she escape and does Beau manage to save her, or will she ride the wing of Wakinyan Zitka to the edge of the universe where she would walk the five steps to the Spirit Path and into the Spirit World?
You want to read this book and it's not because of the important subject matter that other reviewers have told you is there and because it has won an award. No, it's because once you start reading Spirit Woman, you won't want to stop.
Great plot, great writing, great characters (good and just plain awful), great background of Native American tribal lore, and food. Yes, food. Don't you want to read all those great dishes that Nickie is cooking and what's being served at Cedar Woman? Of course you do.
You want to read about the beautiful Nickie and her horrifying childhood and the very, very wrong choice she makes out of loneliness. You will read away, wanting to know what is going to happen next, routing for Nickie and her amazing friends.
And BAM, it's over and we have to wait for the sequel. Come on Debra Shiveley Welch, why did you do this to me?
While you're waiting, why not read Cedar Woman (what, you haven't read Cedar Woman yet?).