Book on Surviving Domestic Violence Proves Irresistible
by J.D. Mason
Format: paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Publication Date: March 1, 2003
Reviewed by ThumperLately, I have been in one of my lazy reading moods. I wanted a book that would go easy on my ol' noggin. As you all know, my normal reading fare is heavy in subject matter and quality. I was in the mood for a book where I can exhale, a bit, a "Calgon-take-me-away" book. I looked around my office and a book caught my eye. I saw the cover, and then I read the title, And On The Eighth Day She Rested, the debut novel by J. D. Mason. Instantly, I was fascinated because I'm a cover and title person. If the title is catchy and/or the cover is gorgeous, I'll pick the book up and glance inside. And On The Eighth Day She Rested had those two things going for it. After completion the novel won me over completely by being a damn good read. Although it is a story of a woman who survived an abusive, 14-year marriage, And On The Eighth Day She Rested is a pleasant and enjoyable novel.