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Sea Of Scars

4.32  ·  Rating details ·  38 ratings  ·  26 reviews
I lost everything.

My job. My family. My life…my sanity.

How does a man come back from that? How do you right so many wrongs when the choices you’ve made caused those around you so much pain?

My determination to prove I was strong enough and that my mind and spirit was unbreakable, tore my family apart. By refusing to accept the help I so desperately needed, I caused ir
Kindle Edition, 339 pages
Published April 16th 2019 by Limitless Publishing, LLC
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Dec 23, 2019 marked it as to-read
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Ashley Nicole
Apr 27, 2019 rated it really liked it
Sea of Scars is written from two different points of view. One is from that of Courtney Peterson. A woman who has had a rough go at life from childhood. She has been through the horrors of foster care and all types of abuse. And "happily ever after" didn't ensure her happiness. We also follow from Zachary Reid's point of view. He bravely served in the Marines, witnessing many horrors, and now suffers from PTSD. This causes many problems in his home life and sets him on the path to meet Courtney. ...more
Apr 17, 2019 rated it did not like it
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May 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
ᏚᎬᎪ ᎾF ᏚᏟᎪᎡᏚ by Frances Paul -complementary romance:
Zackery, a military veteran has witnessed violence and death. He watched colleagues being tortured, shot, and scorched. Bodies of innocent people, children even, left to die. The images would stay in his mind forever, leaving him battling with these traumatic events every day, struggling with PTSD. He physically abuses his wife and is verbally abusive to his children. Finally, with a court order, Zackery seeks help, but is it to late?
Jennifer Pierson
Apr 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Frances Paul is a new to me author, and I'm in awe of her right now. So much so, that I didn't really want to write a review right after I finished, and I don't mean that in a bad way, but more of a, how the hell do I actually convey the true beauty of what I experienced, way. See, I tend to make light of those emotional reads, joking about my eyes leaking, but I'm going to be straight here, Sea of Scars made me literally ugly cry. There's no other way to describe it, you know what I'm talking a ...more
Katie Zentai
Apr 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Sea Of Scars was not just an interesting and emotional book, but it sends a great message to never give up, but keep fighting. We never know, what life has for us. I really liked the characters, both Zachary and Courtney, you cheered for them and cried for them. It is another good thing about Sea Of Scars, how it surprises you in the end, when I started reading it, I guessed not this end, even that I find it good.
Shortly, I liked Sea Of Scars and I can recommend it, mostly to those, who like ro
Spunky N Sassy
Apr 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
Spunky N Sassy Rating: 4.0

~~~~~~~~~~Lindsey's ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Review~~~~~~~~~~

A Must Read

This book was heartbreaking and beautiful. I was hooked from the beginning and I couldn’t put it down. A Must Read
Apr 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
This is not a book for the faint of heart or those that may have triggers to certain situations so please read with caution. Zachary is former military and is having challenges dealing with being back with his family after serving. Courtney is a woman dealing with a marriage that has become difficult. Each one is diligently working towards creating a better life. When their paths intersect, they learn more from each other than they thought possible with one caveat. Ms. Paul has written a stunnin ...more
Aisling Cooper
May 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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Sea of Scars is written from two different view points.

Courtney Peterson is the first view point and is a women who had a rough life straight from childhood spending time in care and suffering different types of abuse. Because of this she doesn’t believe in relationships or in happy endings.

Zachary Reid is the second point of view. He served in the Marines and saw horrors that no one should see and now suffers with Post Traumatic Stress Diso
Mama Oteng
Apr 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Sea of scars , beautifully written by Frances Paul.
This book packs the real emotional punch that will have you doing what I call the ‘ugly cry,’ particularly if you are reading this book in public.”Trust me I did,yet elevates you to chase ultimate gratitude in life .
The characters unfold a story of love ,faith,trails ...the list goes on.

Frances Paul highlights a quote we should always live by , Tomorrow is not promised and the past cannot be changed therefore live each day to the fullest and kno
Wendy Livingstone
Apr 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I am in awe of this exceptionally talented author!! This is a beautifully written story which has a fantastic and detailed plot with complex and broken characters. The moral of this story is don’t let the past define you, live life to the fullest each day! This story is an emotional roller coaster ride, and is heartbreaking, intriguing and with surprises and love. I was totally captivated throughout this addictive page turner, and I cannot wait to read more of this authors’ work, which I highly ...more
Shirley B
Apr 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book is fantastic , so intriguing and a definite page turner! I highly recommend this book to all

The author did a brilliant job with a well written plot and relatable characters . This books draws out all your emotions , leaving you elated , angry and sad all in one breath

I totally enjoyed this book and can’t wait for another book from this author ! All in all a fantastic and excellent book - Shirley B
Dec 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is Zachary Reid's story of all the things he goes through and the woman Courtney Greene Peterson that came into his life when he needed her. Zachary had lost everything when they meet but she was able to show him that he had value. This is a tear jerker so keep the Kleenex near. Courtney was in remission from cancer when they first met. This is a new Author to me. I recommend this story.
Britney Chavez
Apr 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
I got this book as an ARC for an honest review and this is my first book I have read by the author.

This is definitely a very emotional book for sure! Be sure to have tissues on hand when reading this one. It was a heartbreakingly beautiful story. It took me sometime to get into as I personally had some issues with the heroine but I got why she did the things that she did.

Now as for the hero, Zachary, he broke me. His issues are sadly real issues in life and it is hard to even imagine that. But i
Susan Ney friedlander
Heartbreaking and beautiful

This was a beautiful story about love, faith, and forgiveness. Two broken people who find each other and heal each other. What a remarkable story!! Get the tissues out and read!!!!
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Dec 22, 2019 rated it liked it
I found the book a bit slow for me. It dragged in parts and I don't personally enjoy the writing style. It does a good job highlighting domestic abuse and Vet issues. Not my cup of tea, but others may enjoy it. It does read more like a contemporary lit than straight romance.

Christine Woinich
May 03, 2019 rated it liked it
This was 3 1/2 stars for me. It took a while to get into the story. Courtney and Zachary had histories that may have triggers for some people. The violence they lived with does exist, and it was great to see them try to get beyond that, become better people. I liked the characters and their journeys.

I received a copy of this story through Enticing Journey Book Promotions, and this is my unsolicited review.
Jeanne Richardson
Jan 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is the 1st book I've read written by Frances Paul; she has done a great job at writing a good book; I can’t wait to read more of her books.

The story line caught my attention at the very beginning and kept me interested throughout the entire book.

I received a free copy of this book via booksprout and I’m voluntarily leaving a review.
Jan 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A book so beautifully written with a wonderful story line. Warning this can be an emotional roller coaster ride as you read it so have your tissues ready. It's heartbreaking, heart wrenching, captivating, a page turner and intriguing and the characters are wonderful!

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.

Jan 06, 2020 rated it really liked it
Can two broken souls make a whole? This is a beautiful story about second chances in life. It's nicely developed and well written. It's an emotional roller coaster rider but so worth every minute. I love the characters and everything about this story.
Heather W
Jan 06, 2020 rated it really liked it
Sea Of Scars is an emotional read.

There are hard subjects in this story such as PTSD, domestic abuse, foster care, child abuse. This story also tells of heartbreak, hope, laughter, faith, forgiveness, redemption, happiness, and love.

I read and reviewed this book with no obligation.
Jan 11, 2020 rated it liked it
This was a good read. There were some parts that were a little too slow. The twist at then end was a complete surprise.
May 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A heart wrenching and emotional story addressing uncomfortable real-life topics. Amidst all the tears that fell while reading, I loved the story.
Michelle Parker
Apr 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

The Writer of this Book added so much personality to each character. You can feel and Visualize each experience the characters go through . This Book brings a lot of Love, Tears, Joys and Surprises . This book is Great you will not be disappointed
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Born and raised in Accra, Ghana and now living in Cincinnati, Ohio. A banker, wife and mother of two amazing kids. She finds writing to be a great passion of hers and a path she was born to follow. She began by writing short stories at a young age. Now, she has four published books and working on a few more projects. She’s a crazy tea lover, loves to travel, eat, and enjoys learning about differen ...more

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