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Sunday, February 24, 2013

Against My Will By: Benjamin Berkley *Review & Giveaway*

Book Description
(From Goodreads)

Rose is a young girl and has just been liberated from a Nazi death camp. As she is convalescing in the hospital, a nurse hands her a journal and suggests that she records her experience before she forgets. Rose says that she will "never forget." 70 years later, her grand -daughter Danielle discovers the journal entries. Danielle is struggling in an abusive relationship. And the two lives intersect. This is the story of survival, self- discovery, justice, and ultimately about love.

About The Author
(From Goodreads)
“Against My Will” is Benjamin Berkley’s fifth book and debut novel. He is also the author of four self-help books: “My Wishes, Your Plan for Organizing Your Family’s Needs” (Sourcebooks, June, 2006) “The Complete Executor’s Guide” (Sourcebooks, June 2007) “Winning Your Social Security Disability Case” (Sourcebooks, February, 2008) and “Before You Say I Do Again, A Buyer’s Beware Guide to Remarriage.” (Frederick Fell Publishers, September, 2009).

And though writing is his passion, for over 34 years he has conducted a busy law practice in which he has seen many interesting clients come through his door. One in particular, an older woman with white hair, the kindest smile, and an amazing story became the inspiration for one of his characters for “Against My Will.” Berkley lives in southern California with his wife Phyllis and their cat Riley. He has two grown children and is always bragging about his most beautiful grandson and granddaughter.

My Mini Review

Against My Will, was such a good story. There were a lot of interesting and hard real life situations that were issued here, including being in an abusive relationship. The story mainly revolves around Danielle, and she is the one that is in a horrible marriage, but she shows strength, by getting away, and how she does that, was great. She's one that was obedient, doing what she was told, but finally she stands up for herself, and moves away from her husband, her family, to the West Coast, and builds a new life, and finds a love, that just shines the rest of the story. Alongside Danielle's story, we also read journal entries from her great-grandmother, Rose, entries from decades before, and her story is great as well, and those two stories intertwined was written really well, and for me, the story ended on a really wonderful note :)

My Rating: 4/5
Mildly R-Rated (17-18+)

Giveaway Details & Rules

*Read This: 
The book is available for giveaway in print and PDF.  Winners must be in the U.S. or Canada to receive the book in print, but they have their choice of which format, print or PDF. 
International winners will receive the PDF version of the book.

- This Giveaway Ends March 3rd!
- The Winner Will Be picked by Rafflecopter!
- Please Be At Least 17-18, as there is Mature Content!
- I will be Checking the Entries Regularly, so if there is Cheating, those Entries Will be Disqualified
- As you submit Entries, be sure to use an Email that you use Daily, as that is how I will contact you, if you Win.
- You will have 24 hours to Respond, or I will have to Choose a New Winner!
- And Good Luck! :)

*Come back to this post, when the Giveaway is over, to see who won. I usually do Tweet as well*


  1. I'm glad you enjoyed Against My Will so much. I loved it! Thanks so much for taking part in the tour.

  2. I will have to add this to my TBR, sounds like a great read. Thanks for a chance to win this giveaway.

  3. This book sounds really good and sad. I just know I'll be crying if I read this one. After reading the overview, I was like wow! now this is going to be a GREAT story. I'm looking forward to reading this one!! Thank you so much for the chance at winning this amazing book!!

    1. There were definitely some emotional parts but also good scenes that will make you happy for certain characters :)

  4. Thank you so much for this giveaway! ;)

  5. Thank you for the Giveaway. I saw a friend had this on TBR on Goodreads this morning and it looked interesting. I will definitely have to pick it up if I don't win the giveaway. :) Thanks again!

  6. Sounds like an interesting book!!! Would be awesome to win it!


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