Surviving Evil Through Faith in God

Fran Grubb’s memoir, Cruel Harvest, might have been slated to be no more than a dark, depressing tale of woe, were it not for her underlying determination to survive. Coupled with an unshakeable faith in God, that determination saw her through the type of horrific childhood which nearly defies belief. That evil can hold an entire family in its iron grip for so many years, and yet be the means of molding the likes of Fran Grubb is a powerful testament to the reality that God is deeper, broader and more comprehensive than all the forces of hell combined.This book inspires, moves to tears, but...

Made me cry, and inspired

Made me cry, and inspired, November 16, 2012 This review is from: Cruel Harvest: A Memoir (Hardcover) Customer review from the Amazon Vine™ Program (What's this?) This book was waiting for me when I arrived home from work tonight; from the moment I opened it I could not stop reading it. I finished it at 2:00 a.m., tears flowing. The agony of the author's childhood tore at my heart as she described the suffering and hardships her family endured. That she was able to forgive her father speaks volumes about the healing power of God. It would truly take God to set aside the horrors...

Cruel Harvest – a story of survival

5.0 out of 5 stars Cruel Harvest - a story of survival,November 3, 2012 By A. Terrill (SAINT LOUIS, MO, US) - See all my reviews (REAL NAME) This review is from: Cruel Harvest: A Memoir (Hardcover) It is amazing what the human spirit, body and mind can take. In Cruel Harvest, Fran Grubb tells of a life far beyond the worst cruelties I could ever imagine. Her memoir lets us into a world of fear, terror and gross physical and sexual abuse, a world no one should ever have to experience. And yet she, her siblings, her mother and eventually another mother and child suffered years...

Painfully Beautiful

5.0 out of 5 stars Painfully Beautiful, October 31, 2012 By Peter J. Story - See all my reviews (REAL NAME) This review is from: Cruel Harvest: A Memoir (Hardcover) This book wasn't an easy read, yet I flew through it. It was painful and beautiful all at once - and it is an amazing story of triumph over deep tragedy. I honestly passed up this book more than once. I was intrigued, but repelled by the horrors of abuse experienced (and described) by the author. In any case, I knew what I was getting into when I finally took the plunge. Honestly, a book like this could go either...

Very Painful & Emotional Memoir About Surviving Sexual & Physical Abuse

5.0 out of 5 stars Very Painful & Emotional Memoir About Surviving Sexual & Physical Abuse, October 31, 2012 By A Covarrubias (Houston, TX) - See all my reviews This review is from: Cruel Harvest: A Memoir (Hardcover) I don't usually read memoirs, but I thought I would give this one a try, and I am glad that I did. Fran lives with her siblings, mother and her father. They live in poverty and are always moving around a lot. Fran lives in fear of her father, but she never expresses hatred toward him, even though he is mentally and physically abusive to all of his children...