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Fingernail Moon: The True Story of a Mother's Flight to Protect Her Daughter

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Fingernail Moon, the true story of a mother and daughter’s courageous journey. An inspiring story of Janie Webster’s daring quest to save her daughter’s life.

When Webster discovered that her husband had sexually abused their daughter, her seemingly content life changed forever. She began divorce proceedings, but the court allowed unsupervised visits between father and daug
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Paperback, 256 pages
Published August 21st 2001 by Shaw Books (first published May 1st 1998)
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Kjes
For some reason I couldn't put this down and stayed up half the night finishing it in one go. On the run from ex-husband who had abused their 5-yr-old daughter, this woman roamed the world for five years until the father died. I found it odd that the main reason she wanted to go into hiding was because she feared the daughter would get AIDS from being sexually abused. Was it not enough simply that the daughter was being molested??!! If the father hadn't died, would they have been able to continu ...more
Emily
This is an amazing story. Janie Webster used to be a professor at EKU and I had the privilege to hear her tell this story briefly at last years Take Back the Night. She is a great story teller and obviously a strong woman.

The only issue I had with this book is that it's more like Christian literature than memoir. A third to a half of the book is about her relationship with God or her faith. This is fine with me and I finished the book but towards the end she started getting a bit preachy.
Jennifer
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