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Beyond Kathryn Lucas’ first memory of her father’s tree lay a dysfunctional path of violence, heartbreak, and secrets within a family severely entrenched in the vicious cycle of abuse. A lifetime of fear drives her from her home, and the teenage girl finds refuge with an aunt and uncle determined to protect their niece.

Distressing flashbacks unravel in Kathryn’s fragile m
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ebook, 348 pages
Published December 3rd 2018 by Lavish Publishing
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Empi Baryeh
Feb 02, 2019 rated it liked it
Between the trees is story about a young girl's journey of coming to terms with a traumatic past, of love and acceptance.

The main character, Kathy, has to relive her past, as she tries to get past some very dark experiences. These memories are brought to bare in several flashbacks interspersed throughout the book. Adding to the fact that YA isn't my usual thing, this slowed down the story considerably for me.

The story deals with some serious issues, which made it depressing at times, but the w
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Gail Bauser
Dec 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
“Between the Trees”, by Kathy Moczerniak, is a heart wrenching yet hope-filled novel about a young woman’s search for safety, normalcy, and happiness. The main character, Kathryn, must deal with issues no young girl should have to encounter. The reader is invited along on Kathryn’s difficult journey as she struggles her way into adulthood. It is hard to believe this is Kathy Moczerniak’s first novel. Her writing style, the imagery, the ease with which the author gets the reader to connect with y ...more
A. Nicky Hjort
Jan 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is the ultimate breakout novel for an author with a heart that has something powerful to share with the world. The imagery and descriptions powerfully anchor you in every scene while the characters come to life off the pages of this story that will shock, embrace, and then grow you into a better version of yourself.

What a job well done! We need more of Ms. Moczerniak's stories. Tell me the next one is already in process!!!!

I highly recommend this author and her storytelling without reserva
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Kelly
Dec 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
"Between the Trees" is an excellent novel that's full of characters I continued to miss long after I finished the last page. Kathy Moczerniak's writing is a joy to read with vivid imagery from beginning to end. It truly makes you feel like you're right there within the story. I found it especially compelling that it's inspired by a true story, reminding us how important it is to remember that you never truly know what someone else is going through; a little kindness can go a long way. Even more ...more
Megan
Dec 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I definitely recommend Between the Trees by Kathy Moczerniak! I loved it so much! I laughed, cried, felt angry and in shock. I am not much of a reader, but I had to read every day and I had to force myself to put it down to go to sleep. I found myself longing for more and didn't want it to end. I felt a connection to Kathryn and the characters in the book. I can't wait to buy it and read it again!! You will not be disappointed!!
Amanda
Jan 07, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Kathryn was an emotionally troubled girl all throughout her life, into her teenage years. Dealing with the abuse that was directed towards her.
A family with secrets & lies. Friends & many broken promises.
This story sucked me in the moment I started. It’s a feeling of understanding wholly what this girl is / has gone through and wanting to keep reading to find out if she found true happiness
Mary Lambert
Dec 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Between the Trees by Kathy Moczerniak is an insightfully written story of a dysfunctional family in crisis. The characters are well developed as each family member struggles to find their way through the chaos. The tale is told through the eyes of the main character, Kathryn Lucas. She grapples with the tribulations of growing through her teenage years in a pained family dealing with divorce, alcoholism, and violence. Kathy Moczerniak's metaphorical writing style adds a sweet, sad, yet hopeful f ...more
Carol Custer
Jan 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Between the Trees I found to be an emotional yet uplifting book from a young woman's perspective. Living in a dysfunctional family and fighting her way out by her music, friends and loving family. Kathryn is determined to find happiness which she does. A must read for all of us who think we are alone in our own struggles. There is always hope.
Jacki Wiza
Dec 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Kathy Moczerniak is a wonderful author who has a way with her writing to hold the attention of her reader! Between the Trees has so much emotion that it’s hard to put it down! Highly recommend the amazing book!!
Grace
Jan 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Between the Trees is a story that captures the complexities of relationships at every level, and how necessary, painful, and beautiful it is to mend and tend to them.
Martin Deporres Keely
Dec 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Most authors don't hit a home run their first time at bat. But there are exceptions. Mary Shelly's "Frankenstein" was one. I think Kathy Moczerniak's "Between the Trees" is another. In a persuasively realized coming-of-age story, Moczerniak limns a portrait in light and shadow. Shadow sometimes so overwhelming that the reader races with anxious anticipation to discern the dark magnitude of a gifted young girl's terror in the face of her broken, dysfunctional family. The tragedy of an abused and ...more
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