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    A Goodreads “Best Contemporary Women’s Fiction” Listopia Book A Goodreads “Favorite Chick-Lit/Women’s Fiction Books” Listopia Book 5-STAR AMAZON REVIEWS "Expertly written." - meg "Prepare to cry." - quilter 218 "Complicated and hard to put down." - SusieS "Gripping Tale of Healing with a Dose of Humor." - GranJan "Sensitive Approach to a Traumatic and Difficult Topic-- Particularly as the First Time Book of This Author." - Sheila "A beautiful book about hope and recovery for sexual abuse victims." - Dr. Patricia K. Martin, Clinical Psychologist "This book brings new understanding of the great effort it takes to overcome the long-lasting effects of such traumas and the importance of support that sometimes comes from even the most unlikely sources." - GiGi2 5-STAR GOODREADS REVIEWS "This was a powerful and almost haunting read. It was good the book had a forewarning. The healing of our souls, when faced with such unmitigated horror, is a task indeed. Superbly written. Tears and mental anguish encompass the pages. Raw and honest." - Julie H. "An emotional story of a woman coming back after closing herself off after being raped. Mack's depiction of the emotions and healing path are spot on. At times, it's so raw and real that it's almost hard to read. Inspirational, raw, and beautiful." - Samantha "Although the recovery time was fast in only a year it is one of the best fictional portrayals of PTSD that I have read." - Kara "Awesome book! Loved the story line, loved the characters. Couldn't put it down, but then I was sad when it ended. It dealt with a difficult subject, but would be good for young girls to read to know that this doesn't have to happen to them." - Carol 5-STAR NET GALLY REVIEWS "While this read has to do with heavy topics, triggers, trauma and everything that comes along with it... it's also a book about healing and I think changing the narrative and giving people hope that they can heal from something like this is incredibly important." - Hazel P. "8/10! Amazing book I loved it. Once I really got into it I couldn’t put it down. I was disappointed there wasn’t much of a reunion with Matty and her parents. I felt that was a bit disappointing. I want to know more about how Matty moves on and her future. I am so excited for book two! And the view it’s going to be." - Meghan K. "Hard to read at times but enjoyed it." - Teresa T.

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  • An excellent and important novel

    I received a complimentary electronic ARC of this moving novel on June 24, 2022 from Netgalley, author Lia Mack, and publisher Blissfully Beguiling Books. Thank you all for sharing your hard work with me. I have read Waiting for Paint to Dry of my own volition, and this review reflects my honest opinion of this work. Lia Mack is an author I will follow and can happily recommend to friends and family.. She writes a heartfelt tale of the practical and tactical recovery from trauma possible when tackled with a strong will and proper frame of mind. This is a lesson that should be taken to heart by victims of and those who love victims of rape. The road to healing body and soul is not an easy one but is one that rewards the victim with self-confidence and self-respect. Finding that road is key to leaving behind not only the act of abuse but also the repercussions of the same. That said, this is an excellent tale, told with warmth and soul. It is a novel to help us grow a healthy understanding of the pain of others. And to assist victims of abuse in finding that road. pub date April 29, 2022 received June 24,2022

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