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A Severing of Ties: The Benson Family Chronicles

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This is the first book chronicling the Benson family, through the eyes of two sisters, Willow and Emilee. It takes you through their struggle to make it in a world that is so against them. Through their whole childhood, the two girls have but one wish: to make it out of the prison they call home. As they grow and mature, only one girl will make that wish come true. Where ...more
Paperback, 190 pages
Published April 23rd 2010 by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
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Jan 31, 2013 rated it it was amazing
A Severing Of Ties tells the story of two sisters named Willow and Emilee who are fighting for their lives against all odds under the torturous guidance of their alcoholic father and their drug addict of a mother. Together, they try to live and reach their dreams of living a happy life but things soon turn from bad to worse as they discover they need to find themselves amidst the dangers of living in a precarious neighborhood.

Throughout the entire story, we are shown how cruel life can be even
Dec 29, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Benson family, the children to be precise will touch your hearts from the very beginning of the story. The author has skillfully narrated the incidents, the filthy surroundings in a detailed manner that you would get absorbed to their characters. I went through the first chapters with tears in my eyes as I could feel the endless pain they were bearing and their vulnerability of these innocent souls.

Although it’s a work of fiction, the characters and most of the incidents might obviously the
Jan 04, 2013 rated it it was amazing
A realistic look at a family fighting to escape the poverty cycle, A Severing of Ties follows the Benson children as they grow up in some of the worst circumstances imaginable. At the beginning, the story focuses on all of the children as they dream of and work toward a better future. As the children grow, the story begins to focus on Willow and Emilee, the oldest girls, and how each decision they make affects their family and their future.

An interesting, sometimes graphic story, A Severing of
Jan 04, 2013 rated it really liked it
A Severing of Ties is an incredibly entertaining and inspiring story. It sucks you in from the very beginning, with vivid attention to detail on even the smallest matters. The characters seem incredibly lifelike, and you can't help but feel bad for the ill-fated Benson family. The contrast between the stories Willow and Emilee tell is striking. Willow's story is inspiring in that she eventually pulls herself out of the situation she had been placed in, although she makes a few mistakes...I won't ...more
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With one apostrophe error in the dedication and two on the first page, I knew I would not be able to read this book without being annoyed. I am sorry because the plot sounded interesting.
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Chelsea Falin is the self published author of 21 current titles, including five contemporary fiction novels. She is, as always, working on her newest title.

Chelsea was born and raised in the small town of Dade City, located in west-central Florida. Currently, she resides in southern New Jersey.