Title: The Shattered Door
Author Name & Publisher: Brandon Witt (Dreamspinner Press)
Publication Date & Length: August 13, 2012 — 350 Pages
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.(
Wow!! This book was so beautiful but at the same time so heartbreaking too!
Brooke has gone through so much pain in his life you just can not help but feel so bad for his character and everything he has gone through. I just can not imagine going through what he has and to come out so strong from it. Then there was Jed his husband which I have to say these two together were so sweet and you could not help but love them as a couple.
Then there was Brooke’s mother who was such a cruel woman and there are really no words to even describe that horrible woman. I just really do not understand how any mother can treat her child the way this woman did and let’s just say I did not like her character at all and leave it at that.
This story honestly was so hard to read… Many times there was tears in my eyes while I read certain parts of this book. Which leads me to what a amazing job the author did with this story and these characters. To pull you into this book and have you feeling what this character is going through..
So I will leave this review with I really loved this beautiful, but also heartbreaking story and would recommend it!
Brandon Witt’s outlook on life is greatly impacted by his first eighteen years of growing up gay in a small town in the Ozarks, as well as fifteen years as a counselor and special education teacher for students with severe emotional disabilities. Add to that his obsession with corgis and mermaids, then factor in an unhealthy love affair with cheeseburgers, and you realize that with all those issues, he’s got plenty to write about….