E–pub Free [The Promise Between Us] ↠ Barbara Claypole White

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Download Ô The Promise Between Us 107 Barbara Claypole White ☆ 7 Read characters The Promise Between Us Metal artist Katie Mack is living a lie Nine years ago she ran away from her family in Raleigh North Carolina consumed by the irrational fear that she would harm Maisie her newborn daughter Over time she’s come to grips with the mental illness that nearly destroyed her and now funne. 35 sad but educational starsThis was a wonderful book enabling me to understand the issues and what a person has to deal with while having Obsessive compulsive disorder OCD considered as a type of anxiety disorder It was a eye opening experience into the world where people afflicted with this sometimes life debilitating illness deal with This illness traps people into repetitive behaviors that their mind tells them is necessary in order for them and others to survive Many now believe that it is caused by biological issues and as we learn later the main protagonist s mother probably had OCDKatie Mack is an iron welder who works in the field of art Years ago she gave up her new child her husband and her life because of her overwhelming fear that she would do harm to the child Maisie Now through a twist of fate Katie is reunited with her daughter although it is unbeknownst to her daughter that she is interacting with her birth mother Maisie is surrounded by love that of her father and her uncle Jake her dad s best friend Callum the ex husband is remarried and they are expecting a child All seems well and Katie might have left this new family alone except she sees within Maisie symptoms of OCD She knows what Maisie is experiencing she feels the pain of this illness and she wants to desperately help her child This is a story of how all parties work towards the ability to help this child along while helping themselvesAll the characters within this novel have experienced trauma and come away scared and really afraid to embrace life Ms Claypole White herself an OCD sufferer has done a large amount of research and used her own personal experience to help the reader get into the mind and thoughts of Katie She created many endearing characters as all the adults try to help this child that they all loveIf you are at all interested in what a person who experiences this traumatic illness goes through I would recommend this book There was just the right amount of suspense as we follow all the characters through their realization of grabbing onto life no matter what traumas have occurred to them in their past Thank you to the author the publisher and netgalley for providing an ARC of this novel

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Download Ô The Promise Between Us 107 Barbara Claypole White ☆ 7 Read characters The Promise Between Us Ls her pain into her art Despite longing for Maisie Katie honors an agreement with the husband she left behind to change her name and never returnBut when she and Maisie accidentally reunite Katie can’t ignore the familiarity of her child’s compulsive behavior Worse Maisie worries. The Promise Between Us is the second book about mental illness that I ve read so far this year and while I feel like this one didn t have the emotional depth that the book I read earlier Mira T Lee s Everything Here is Beautiful did it was still a worthwhile read and one that I would definitely recommend One of the reasons why I love reading is because of the wonderful ability that books have to broaden my horizons and teach me things that I either did not know previously or I knew but perhaps had a limited even flawed understanding of This book in particular was an eye opener for me in that through the story of Katelyn Katie and her struggle with OCD Obsessive Compulsive Disorder as well as how it impacted those close to her I gained some much needed insight that helped me correct some of the misconceptions I had about the illness I will admit that prior to reading this book I was one of those people who thought that OCD was a minor disorder which involved being obsessed with cleanliness order and avoiding germs Like many others who may not have experience dealing with mental illness on a personal level my perception of OCD was pretty much in line with the way the illness is typically portrayed in our society namely that people with OCD wash their hands until they bleed sterilize every utensil they use in restaurants refuse to shake hands or be touched by anyone for fear of spreading germs Now I realize how flawed and misguided that perception was I was floored to learn the true nature of this illness its pervasiveness and how it can manifest itself in so many different ways I appreciate the tremendous detail on OCD that the author Barbara Claypole White provided via her characters experiences and relationships in a way that made it easily accessible and understood for readers such as myself who up to this point had such a flawed understanding of this debilitating illness There is a particular scene in the book where Katie tries to explain her illness to her ex husband Callum tying it back to her past family history and the possibility that their 10 year old daughter Maisie may be suffering from the same illness to which Callum s initial response is reflective of the stereotypical view of OCD Maisie is a confident happy childshe doesn t wash her hands until they bleed She s not a neat freak So many powerful scenes such as this one where we are given insight into the various manifestations of OCD ie postpartum OCD harm OCD etc as well as other forms of mental illness such as anxiety disorder PTSD depression etc all heavy topics yet dealt with in a way that didn t feel heavy handed or preachy Reading the author s notes her family s history with OCD her real life inspiration for the characters in the story also helped to put things in perspective for me Of course I will never understand mental illness the same way someone who suffers from it day in and day out does but I appreciate the fact that books like this one help bring wider awareness to such important issues The story itself was well written the characters well developed and flushed out I like that each chapter was told from the perspective of the various characters though personally I feel that the story would have been impactful if told in first person rather than third person Though I liked the characters for the most part and felt that they were realistically portrayed I wasn t able to connect as much on an emotional level with them for some reason Perhaps it is because I read this book not long after reading another book about mental illness Everything Here is Beautiful which did such an amazing job in terms of putting us into the minds of the characters and made the experience overall so much personal that book set the bar uite high for me a standard that will be hard to top Regardless though The Promise Between Us was a great effort by the author to bring OCD and its impact to the forefront and I would definitely read books by her Received ARC from Lake Union Publishing via NetGalley

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Download Ô The Promise Between Us 107 Barbara Claypole White ☆ 7 Read characters The Promise Between Us Obsessively about bad things happening to her pregnant stepmom Katie has the power to help but can she reconnect with the family she abandonedTo protect Maisie Katie must face the fears that drove her from home accept the possibility of love and risk exposing her heart wrenching secr. 5 Stars Bestselling author Barbara Claypole White returns following 2016 Echoes of Family and 2015 The Perfect Son with her best yet THE PROMISE BETWEEN US Heart wrenching a profoundly moving and insightful story of OCD obsessive compulsive disorder and mental health Relationships Battling the monsters of the mind Educating the family members and close friends Deep understanding and empathy Compelling beautifully written and emotionally charged you sympathize with each of the characters as they come alive on the pages A story of shame love hope and redemption Every thought is just a thought until you assign it meaning Angie Alexander founder of Friends with OCD Written passionately from five viewpoints meet Katie Callum and Maisie MacDonald Second wife Lilah and Callum s best friend JakeIn Raleigh NC after the birth of Katelyn Katie and Callum s daughter Maisie Katelyn begins experiencing harmful thoughts and images As a mother she is afraid she will hurt her child She wants to protect her and she doesn t understand what is happening She wants nothing than to be a good mother She worries about everything Her daughter s safety Katelyn has told no one of her private horror movies playing inside her head Violent images Not Cal not the doctors Images that play over and over She is powerless They may take her away from Maisie She would lose her forever She wants to protect her They would lock her away and think she was crazy She had told the doctor she was worried all the time and he said it was depression and PTSD Easy fix they say pills and think happy thoughts She knows nothing of postpartum OCD Katelyn has a haunting past According to the professional adults never escape their childhoods She saw her mother stab her father at the kitchen table The dad ran off and her mom prayed and drank while she raised her baby sister Delaney She was only twelve years old When she finally asks for help her husband does not understand He has his inner demons which he has not shared with his wife She senses her husband is terrified of her Flash forward we hear from Callum Professor which is now raising ten year old daughter Maisie He is newly married to Lilah which is pregnant Jake uncle J has been a best friend of Callum s since grade school and is single He is a big part of their lives We also learn later in the book he also has secrets of the past Why is he so engrossed in their livesKatie former Katelyn now a metal artist living in Durham NC She works with Ben the star of the studio He took her on as a project years earlier when she became his intern Her work takes her to a docent program in Raleigh where she lived with Callum and her daughter She is very nervous about returning to the area Her anxiety level is high A student A talented fifth grader Maisie Her daughter She believes her mother is dead Katelyn now goes by the name of Katie Mack She keeps uiet and enjoys interacting with the girl Her precious daughter However immediately she suspects her daughter has inherited her OCD She has all the signs She becomes concerned for her well being She knows what she will face and how she thinks She will be the one to help her However how will she convince Cal his new wife and J she has Maisie s best interest at heart OCD goes after what matters most Tortures you with your worst case scenario Staying away from Raleigh was no different from dumping all the knives in the trash nine years earlier AvoidanceKatie still hears the voices inside her head However she has learned to deal with them differently She knows she has OCD OCD lies It does not go away however it is up to her to manage them A woman desperate abandoned her daughter and family because she thought she was a monster Living with her dog in a tent for seventeen months with her dog until he died She wanted to go home but suicide seemed the only option When that did not work she knew she had to do something Without the resources and money to get the help she needed Self directed therapy She grew up with an unfit mother and knew she did not want that for MaisieShe decided to tackle her fear She had nothing to lose Her first welding class If she could control fire and make something beautiful of it she could do so with her life The author cleverly unravels the past and the horrific journey of Katie From being alone helpless homeless with no health insurance or anywhere to turn At one point she turned to suicide but was saved With her sister s help and her new career she was making a life for herself She continues to tell herself I control fire I am strong I m a welder who works in a helmet decorated with Power Girl stickers Riveting and thought provoking The author gets into the minds and hearts of each character Each person plays an essential part in the overall storyline the twist with Cal and Jake Thereby providing further depth Their history tragedies anxieties fears both past and present THE PROMISE BETWEEN US reminds me of the show I love This is Us And back for the next season Especially this past week s new episode with Kevin in therapy and the family is called in for a joint session An often misunderstood illness leads people to make desperate decisions which change the course of their lives A group of people trapped in a difficult situation with difficulties A ripple effect on those they hold closeThe author does an extraordinary job tackling the topic of mental illness with meticulous research and well developed characters The title THE PROMISE BETWEEN US speaks volumes More than one promise More than one with mental illness in this story Some only hide their illness White skillfully demonstrates how everyone has a different form of the disease Everyone handles it differently When spiraling out of control it can be devastating From childhood to adulthood OCD is an illness of the mind When thoughts are not the problem but how we deal with them Written with intensity and a mix of humor a total package from the first page to the last Not an ordinary family drama It almost reads like domestic suspense It is riveting and readers will be turning the pages dying to discover the mystery behind Cal and Jake s personalities The author is at the top of her game A perfect choice for book clubs with discussion uestion included the inspiration behind the book and additional resources for OCD Highly recommend For fans of Jodi Picoult and Diane Chamberlain and of course the TV series This is Us A special thank you to Lake Union and NetGalley for an advanced reading copy JDCMustReadBooks


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    characters The Promise Between Us E–pub Free [The Promise Between Us] ↠ Barbara Claypole White 35 sad but educational starsThis was a wonderful book enabling me to understand the issues and what a person has to deal with while having Obsessive compulsive disorder OCD considered as a type of anxiety disorder It was a

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    E–pub Free [The Promise Between Us] ↠ Barbara Claypole White 25 stars I truly enjoyed the educational aspect of this novel but the storyline completely missed it’s mark for meThis story follows Katelyn a woman who suffers from an extreme case of obsessive compulsive disorder OCD Shortly after giving

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    E–pub Free [The Promise Between Us] ↠ Barbara Claypole White The Promise Between Us is the second book about mental illness that I’ve read so far this year and while I feel like this one didn’t have the emotional depth that the book I read earlier Mira T Lee’s Everything Here is Beautiful did it was still a worthwhile read and one that I would definitely recommend One of the reasons why I love reading is because of the wonderful ability that books have to broaden m

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    E–pub Free [The Promise Between Us] ↠ Barbara Claypole White For my fifth novel I'm returning to my great passion writing characters with OCD As usual I tackle some dark subjects but with hope Tons of hope in this one Tons I'm super proud of THE PROMISE BETWEEN US and I hope it's a

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    E–pub Free [The Promise Between Us] ↠ Barbara Claypole White Barbara Claypole White ☆ 7 Read characters º eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ☆ Barbara Claypole White In The Promise Between Us bestselling author Barbara Claypole White explores survival shame and above all compassion With the deft hand of a true artist the author creates complex characters whose lives have been ravaged by mental illness—when it goes unchecked and through its tumultuous effect on generations of women from one family Readers will be drawn into Katie Mack’s world they’ll root for her and her daughter Maisie T

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    characters The Promise Between Us E–pub Free [The Promise Between Us] ↠ Barbara Claypole White characters º eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ☆ Barbara Claypole White 5 Stars Bestselling author Barbara Claypole White returns following 2016 Echoes of Family and 2015 The Perfect Son

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    E–pub Free [The Promise Between Us] ↠ Barbara Claypole White This is told from five different perspectives you have Katie Cal Lilah Jake and Maisie who’s life are all entangled in some way I love books told by an ensemble cast especially if they’re executed well and this one was flawless The character development was incredibly strong and each and every one of them is vividly drawn the type of characters that you forget are fictional I wouldn’t have been at all surprised to glance up from the

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    E–pub Free [The Promise Between Us] ↠ Barbara Claypole White Favorite uotesYou might have been blinded by love and lust but Katelyn was always wound tighter than a dollar store watchHow did this happen? Two PhDs between them and they couldn’t figure out contraceptionI’m a welder who works in a helmet decorated with Power Girl stickersWhy were these horrid thoughts taking up a whole room in her brain? No multiple roomsStill as predictable as ever Takes a small pair of balls to intimidate a small w

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  • Paperback
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  • The Promise Between Us
  • Barbara Claypole White
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  • 20 July 2020
  • 9781542048989