Title: The Shattered Door
Author Name & Publisher: Brandon Witt (Dreamspinner Press)
Publication Date & Length: August 13, 2012 – 350 pgs
After a tortured childhood and years of soul-searching, Brooke Morrison has finally settled into a comfortable life. While his sexuality prohibits him from practicing his degree in youth ministry in a church setting, he’s found a fulfilling job as a youth counselor at a residential treatment facility in Colorado. He falls in love, marries the man of his dreams, and makes peace with God. He’s happy.
Then his buried past drags him back to the Ozarks.
The life Brooke has worked so hard to build is crumbling in his hands in the face of painful memories and past abuse, and his confidence is withering. In El Dorado Springs, where his nightmares come to life, Brooke desperately seeks closure life doesn’t offer. Brooke must find value in himself, in his marriage, and in the world around him—and create the hope and perseverance to keep his past from swallowing him whole.
I have read a few books by this author and found this book have a heavy religious theme, but I think one that I think needs to be told. Gay people come from all kinds of backgrounds and deal with many issues. The biggest thing that got to me about this book was the love you could feel coming from the MC’s. The author was able to bring the characters to life for me and I enjoyed his story telling. This was a great book please don’t be put-off by the religious theme, it was an inspiring story.
Brandon Witt resides in Denver, Colorado. When not snuggled on the couch with his two Corgis, Dunkyn and Dolan, he can be found tucked away in his favorite coffee shop, nose inches away from the computer screen, fingers pounding the keys. When he manages to tear himself away from the coffee shop addiction, he passionately takes on the role as a special education teacher during the daylight hours.