PECAN IS JUST A NAIVE CHILD HERSELF WHEN HER FATHER DIES AND SHE MARRIES RICKY WHO IS TRAINING TO BECOME A PRIZE FIGHTER. WITH FOUR CHILDREN, THEY MOVE INTO A DUMP OF AN APARTMENT IN CHICAGO WHERE RICKY HOPES TO MAKE IT BIG. THEN THE DOMESTIC VIOLENCE BEGINS AND PECAN DECIDES SHE MUST TAKE EVERYTHING SHE CAN CARRY AND RUN AWAY WITH THE CHILDREN ONLY TO BE CAUGHT IT THE ACT WHICH BRINGS MUCH MORE ABUSE. RICKY HAS HIS AUNT COME TO STAY WITH THEM TO HELP OUT AND SHE BECOMES A GOOD FRIEND AND PROTECTOR FOR PECAN SUGGESTING THINGS LIKE GIRLS NIGHT OUT! PECAN EVEN BEFRIENDS A GENTLEMAN WHO SHE MEETS AFTERNOONS IN THE PARK WITH HER CHILDREN. THIS EVENTUALLY BLOOMS INTO ROMANCE WHICH RICKY DISCOVERS AND HE GOES INTO A WILD RAGE – SOMEONE WILL WIND UP VERY DEAD…A GREAT READ!
In the wake of her father’s sudden death Pecan marries the up-and-coming boxing sensation Ricky Morrow. When she begins to doubt that desperate decision she finds herself on the receiving end of Ricky’s violent temper. Scared for her life, she hunkers down in this marriage of convenience as the babies and fists keep coming. Will the abuse ever stop? Will Pecan and her girls live happily ever after?
It’s not the typical domestic abuse storyline. In How to Knock a Bravebird from Her Perch, you will find the story of a girl who grows into a woman before your very eyes.
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