Bloom #2020

Bloom By Cathy Jackson Bloom My name is Phoenix Swartz I am trapped in a nightmare marriage of fear and abuse and cannot escape my tyrant husband Charles Swartz was abusive and demanding He ruled my life with a leather strap and
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  • Author: Cathy Jackson
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  • Bloom By Cathy Jackson
    Bloom By Cathy Jackson My name is Phoenix Swartz I am trapped in a nightmare marriage of fear and abuse and cannot escape my tyrant husband Charles Swartz was abusive and demanding He ruled my life with a leather strap and harsh words The physical and mental abuse I suffered at his hands made me hate and fear him Death would be the only thing that could release me from our marriage I ve meMy name is Phoenix Swartz I am trapped in a nightmare marriage of fear and abuse and cannot escape my tyrant husband Charles Swartz was abusive and demanding He ruled my life with a leather strap and harsh words The physical and mental abuse I suffered at his hands made me hate and fear him Death would be the only thing that could release me from our marriage I ve met a man named John Westerling He is not what I ve learned to expect from men He is caring, thoughtful, encouraging, and dotes on his only daughter He treats me as his equal and his encouragement builds me up His displays of patience and love to everyone around draws my heart to him Can the love we are finding together stand against a woman from his past who threatens to tear us apart and destroy all that we are working to achieve Will I be able to trust again after being married to a tyrant
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    About “Cathy Jackson

    • Cathy Jackson

      I am a Midwestern Christian mother of three teenagers and a precocious eleven year old Reading is a passion of mine, but I adore writing Some of the best people have been placed in my life to help me publish my books They are a blessing and mean to me than they will ever know.Jennifer Harshman of HarshmanServices has been my Editor for the last eleven books Opal Campbell of Videos by O has designed all of my book teasers and trailers Three of the most excellent Actors have come alongside my books, too John Wells, a Multi Award Winning Actor from Louisville, Kentucky Tom Proctor, another Actor and Stuntman John Thomassen from New York and Martin Lopz, Leading Actor, Model, Stunt Man, and AuthorIt is my goal as an Author to write scenes that uplift and encourage along with making one feel the experience I want readers to finish the books feeling hope, love, and happiness To date, the books I have published are Inspirational Christian Romances but they have a Contemporary Romance feel to them.

    488 thoughts on “Bloom

    • I was given this book as an ARC in exchange for an honest reviewLet me start off by saying I have never read a Christian book before, besides the bible in Sunday school YEARS ago, till I read Bloom by Cathy Jackson It was such a beautiful story Of course at first, you learn the relationship of Phoenix and her first husband Charles I felt physically ill reading the first 20% of this book because of what this poor woman went through This man was ruthless and nothing seemed off limits Personally, I [...]


    • Wow What a fantastic story I received a copy of this book to give an honest review, and I am so happy I was able to read it early.I could not put this book down, until I finished it I did walk away for a few moments so I could steady my emotions though.What a great book this book touched a part of my soul I went through a range of emotions during the journey I will say to grab the tissues before you start reading this book Angry tears at the beginning of the book over the treatment of the female [...]


    • I thought this was a really great book A book of moments and circumstance One moment brought phoenix and John together This book is also about second chances and finding a love that exceeds the physical and mental scars of an abusive relationship To me, this book was inspiring although if I had known before reading the book that it fit into the Christian fiction genre, I honestly probably wouldn t have read it and I would have missed out on an amazing book I love books that give you hope, and th [...]


    • Cathy Jackson is a wonderful talented writer I was asked to read this and give an honest opinion on my thoughts This type of book is not generally one that I would pick up off a shelf, however when asked to read I couldn t say no as the description pulled me right into it I fell in love with Phoenix and John and little Anna from the moment they were introduced Their story ran parallel with my own life, from my first marriage to my second marriage This book will pull you in from start to finish, [...]


    • I really liked this book a lot The character Phoenix was such a kind and caring women who really pulled on my heart strings with her horrible husband She met John by Happenstance when planting a rose bush in her yard I was really happy when her husband left the picture and her and John with little Anna could be friends I highly recommend this book to my friends I received this book in exchange for an honest review.


    • Bloom by Cathy Jackson, is a wonderful read and to be honest, quite a refreshing change from a few of the e books I ve read this year that used sex scenes as fillers and just did not do it for me Side note If it was like that I did not review the book, as I would rather not leave a bad review, my mother taught me if I did not have anything nice to say to say nothing Thankfully Bloom by Cathy Jackson is an awesome read and I just know a lot of people are going to enjoy this as much as I have This [...]


    • I hate that we can t rate our favorite books than five stars If i could i would rate this book with gazillion stars and yet it wouldn t be enough Cathy Jackson, what did you do to me I cried, and cried, and cried, then i laugh with tears in my eyes from happiness I never felt so helpless in my live then when i was reading this book I wish, really really wish that i could transport myself in this book and beat that as hole with everything i have for doing that to his lovely wife I wish i could h [...]


    • I was given this book for an honest review and can honestly say it s amazing I m so glad the author gave me the chance to read this book early the book starts with Phee in an abusive marriage and the author does tell what she goes through which as hard as it was to read I appreciated because you felt her emotions During one of her husbands many trips she meets John and then her Anna And with their friendship and other events you see her start to find herself again This book made me cry and laugh [...]


    • I was given an ARC book for an honest review free of persuasion from the author or anyone else affiliated with this book CONTAINS SOME SPOILERSThis story is told from the female lead s point of view I have to say that I love books with various point of views and would like to have seen it from the male lead s point of view as well I can see why Ms Jackson only chose the female lead POV further on in the book I would love to have seen part of this book from the male lead s POV later in the book M [...]


    • CONTAINS SPOILERSPhoenix had a tough life growing up and though when she found Charles he dreams had come true, good looking, sweet and he wanted her But as soon as they were wed Charles revealed that he was a monster Phoenix stayed only because that was part of her vow, not because or love or devotion Charles was gone often which helped but he was abusive and left bruises on her for most of his absence John was a single father and had been from almost the beginning of Anna s life, when his ex d [...]


    • Review BloomI received this book from the author and from Paranormal Romance and Authors that Rock Phoenix is a battered wife Doing yard work, she hires a landscaper, John, to help her After the death of her husband, Phoenix turns to John and his daughter, Anna, for support This story shows the journey Phoenix makes in her opinion of marriage, love, loving relationships and her faith John is a Godly man and wants to treat Phoenix with respect and love.Anna teaches Phoenix the unconditional love [...]


    • I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.For Phoenix Swartz life was all about walking on eggshells Her husband Charles was abusive both physically and verbally She aimed to please him but it seemed she never did anything right One day while planting a rose bush, Phoenix receives help from a handsome stranger named John John was a landscaper Most of all he was the opposite of Charles He was kind and seemed to genuinely care about her After John agrees to help her with a ya [...]


    • I received this book in exchange for an honest review from Addicted to books and authors This was beautifully written I am not religious at all but it was written in such a way that I was even touched I loved the aspect of finding true love when all is lost We immediately meet Phoenix who is married to Charles an abusive husband, and she must obey his every word or else Phoenix one her own decides to plant a Rose bush in the yard, not caring what Charles thinks and she is offered help from a str [...]


    • I was given a copy in exchange for an honest reviewThis is such a beautiful story John and Phoenix have both been devastated by love Can they overcome their pasts and let love in again My heart just went out to Phoenix She was in a hopeless situation when John came into her life to help her John is a single father and has a daughter anyone would just fall in love with John is so patient and loving to Phoenix it was a beautiful thing to watch While John strives to be a godly man Phoenix is afraid [...]


    • This is an extremely emotional story My heart breaks for Phoenix Swartz and the abusive life she endured under her husband Charles The love John Westerling showed his daughter Anne his faith and love of God This story covers so many levels of emotions, from the pain, mental and physical abuse, to seeing the other end of the spectrum with love, gentleness, respect, a relationship with God, prayer, faith and honest commitment This story shares the love of God and a true faith without being a preac [...]


    • I was given this book for an honest review and can honestly say it s amazing I m so glad the author gave me the chance to read this book early the book starts with Phee in an abusive marriage and the author does tell what she goes through which as hard as it was to read I appreciated because you felt her emotions During one of her husbands many trips she meets John and then her Anna And with their friendship and other events you see her start to find herself again This book made me cry and laugh [...]


    • Get ready for the best emotional experience of your life Bloom explores the dark side of human emotion Relationships that form bonds that are not easily broken, no matter how toxic, twisted and perverse they are Then, when you are at the depths of despair, the light breaks through the darkness Love is a beautiful thing, but also wrought with pain Like the title suggests, this story does indeed bloom I found myself cheering, crying and yes, LAUGHING OUT LOUD Don t pick this book up without a box [...]


    • Cathy Jackson brought to the light how domestic violence affects marriages especially the victim Her characters were very well developed and her storyline flowed very well I definitely recommend her books if you havent read them.


    • I loved this book It hit home in many ways since I had at one time been a victim of spousal abuse It was a warm loving story, and I can t wait for the next in the series.


    • This is a really good book I love it I love the characters and plot mixed together in the book The dialogue between the characters is really good I enjoyed reading this book a lot.


    • I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review The Book BloomAuthor Cathy JacksonPublished November 29, 2014 261 pagesThe Rating 4 Stars Genre Inspirational Romance Blurb Charles Swartz was abusive and demanding He ruled my life with a leather strap and harsh words The physical and mental abuse I suffered at his hands made me hate and fear him.His death would be the only thing that could release me from our marriage.John Westerling is caring and thoughtful He tre [...]


    • I really didn t know what to expect when I started reading Bloom Sometimes I prefer going into a book completely blind without reading the blurb or reviews so I have no predetermined notions about the story The beginning of the story took me by complete surprise What appeared to start as a happy beginning, turned very dark and violent quickly.Phoenix Swartz, thinking she had met the man of her dreams finds herself married to a monster He is immediately demanding, domineering and cruel Her life h [...]


    • Ok I will have to tell you the first chapters in this book will make you cry I mean cry ugly tears The abuse poor Phoenix goes through just breaks your heart She falls in love and marries the supposed man of her dreams But he turns into a tyrant who abuses her so badly She is just destroyed Until the day she plants well attempts to plant a rosebush And an angel comes into her life in the form of John Westerling and his daughter Anna As things happen Phoenix and John become but will Phoenix real [...]


    • This wonderfully written story brings to light domestic violence, but it also shows how there is life and love afterwards Phoenix thought she had found love, but once Charles got the I do things spiraled downward Charles did not look at Phoenix as his wife, she was a possession, his slave, his whipping post His meal had to be on the table cooked perfectly, house perfectly cleaned When he was out of town he had mistresses, but when he was home and drunk he would attack Beaten down and broken, Pho [...]


    • This is such a great book to read We meet Phoenix in what should be the happiest time of her life, and it quickly becomes the darkest She marries Charles believing him to be her soul mate and he turns out to be the devil to her After years of abuse Phoenix gets a second chance at a happy life.She meets John Westerling, and he helps her through sick and sin Phoenix learns what true love really looks like, but she has pain and damage in her heart from all the abuse she suffered John s daughter Ann [...]


    • I should preface my review with two facts one is that I had an ARC copy and the second is that I m not a Christian I m an atheist Those facts aside, I found Bloom to be a sweet little fantasy of a book, very warm and cozy once you d moved through the first sixth or so The violence is occasionally quite graphic, which I didn t enjoy, but the underlying themes of salvation, healing, and second chances were well nuanced and enjoyable I found that some of the Christian themes in the plot held the st [...]


    • Bloom is a very emotionally charged, sweet, inspirational romance by Cathy Jackson and boy did she deliver I loved Phoenix which actually surprised me I m a fan of strong female characters and for much of the book she seemed like anything but HOWEVERke her name suggests, she rose from the ashes of the horrors of physical and mental abuse and became her own woman John Westerling was perfect He was Godly and devout in his faith, and yet very human He had flaws He was HOT Yep Hot And I thought his [...]


    • Received a copy in exchange for an honest review Bloom, another one my favorite books this year From the start up to the last, everything is great The characters are easy to love and relate with The story is amazing, full of emotions The characters, John and Phoenix are great John, an interesting guy He s sweet and an amazing father to his daughter Despite the issue with his daughter s issue, he s an open minded and a God fearing person Phoenix, a woman with a kind heart Because of her husband s [...]


    • Don t let the abuse at the beginning put you off this book I will note it s severe mentally and physically and it extends through the first 20% Her husband really angered me His behavior toward Phoenix was atrocious I must tell you I cheered when he died That s part of what sets this book off from other Christian romances that I ve read.Now for the best parts of the story You really see this woman bloom as you read on That s the best way I can describe it The title really does reflect what happe [...]


    • This is a touching and beautiful story This book grabbed my emotions from the start I m not a person who outwardly shows emotion, that being said this book made me cry sad, angry tears and happy, peaceful tears Out of all the Christian books I ve read yes I ve read alot , this is definitely in my top two This is an extremely well written story of the struggles we face in life and in our journey to faith This book starts in Phoenix s marriage to Charles Charles is one who will definitely bring ou [...]


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