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Age of Consent
Age of Consent | Marti Leimbach
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From the author of Daniel Isn t Talking and Dying Young comes a shatteringnew novel, a page-turner about a sexualrelationship between a grown manand a newly teenaged girl. June was a young widow with ahopeless crush on Craig Kirtz, a disc jockey at alocal rock station. To her surprise, the two struck up a friendship that seemed headed for something more. But it was June s thirteen-year-old daughter, Bobbie, whom Craig had wanted all along. Bobbiethought her secret life the sex, the drugs, theillicit relationship itself could remain safely buriedin the past. But thirty years later, when Bobbiediscovers Craig s attentions to her had been repeated with any number of girls, she returns homewith one purpose in mind: to bring Craig to trial. Her decision is greeted with mixed feelings. Some people think that bringing charges against someone for a crime committed so many years ago is unjustified. She s called a middle-aged womanwith a vendetta. She s accused of waging war against her own family. But the past has a way of revealing itself, and some relationships lie dormant through the years, ready to stir to life at the slightest provocation. June remembers things differently from the wayBobbie does. Craig insists he has done nothing wrong. As their traumatic history is relived in the courtroom, Bobbie and June must come to terms with the choices they made and face the truth theyhave long refused to acknowledge. Told with warmthand compassion, this is a moving, deeply absorbing story of a family in crisis."
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JacintaMCarter
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Bobbie knows that testifying against her step-father for sexually abusing her will only lead to trouble, but she's also determined to ensure that he can't hurt anyone else. But nothing could prepare her for the memories this court case will drag back to the surface. Told in alternating chapters between 1978 and 2008, Leimbach reveals how Bobbie's teen years with this man have affected her adult life.

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LisaD0115
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Loved. Great writing style. Characters are not likeable really but are very real! This is an emotionally charged novel. Not for everyone as the subject matter is a bit rough. But if you aren't bothered by that then this is an excellent read.

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LisaD0115
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I really liked this one. The writing is really great. The character development is awesome. I have a hard time deciding if I recommend this one though because the subject matter is rough. It's certainly not for everyone but if this sort of thing doesn't make you squish, then this is an amazing read. Go for it!

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