Thursday, June 17, 2010

Scars and Stilettos by Harmony Dust book review and giveaway!!

Scars and Stilettos by Harmony Dust is the true story of a young woman caught in the downward spiral of looking for love in all the wrong places, but eventually finding hope and healing in Jesus Christ.  Harmony very candidly recalls her youth as an abused little girl growing up in a broken home.  At age 17 she runs away from home, gets a job, enrolls in college and tries to support her unemployed, uncommitted boyfriend.  While trying to juggle her unbalanced life, Harmony desperately tries to make enough money.  She is unfortunately introduced to becoming a night club entertainer as a stripper.  Harmony protests this line of work, but sees no choice if she wants to keep her boyfriend, who is racking up incredible debt in her name as well as getting involved with other women.  Amidst all this chaos, Harmony meets Tanya at a dance class.  Harmony opens up to Tanya and she is completely accepted and eventually leaves her entertainment job and becomes a Christian.  Jesus captures Harmony's heart and leads her to start a ministry for these women in the sex industry called Treasures.  Harmony truly is a woman of courage who comes full circle to reach out to the hurting women as she once used to be.

This book really opened my eyes to the way a young woman could easily fall into the trap of being so desperate for love or money and become involved in this industry that degrades women.  I was completely drawn into Harmony's story and could not put this book down.  My heart ached for this young woman as so much of her life was "stripped" of innocence, yet she was given a second chance to turn away from the hurt of this world and share God's love with the same girls she used to be like.  I believe every woman needs to read this book because whether abused or not, we are all God's Treasures.

*This book was provided to me free of charge for the purpose of this review. This is my honest opinion of this book and no monetary compensation was received for my opinion.*

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