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...