Domestic violence and becoming a widow: Two heartrending topics the author tackles in her novel. Logan tells the story with believable characters, Terry, who lives through the hell of a battered wife and mother, and Anne, who’s alone after losing her husband. Two women from different backgrounds form a lasting friendship during these tumultuous times. This bond helps comfort both in time of need.
While Terry and Anne attempt to deal with adversity, readers accompany both on their emotional journey. Each deals with current circumstances as best they can, learning daily how to cope and help one another.
Shelter Me is a book that can offer help for women suffering a life similar to Terry and Anne, or as an eye-opener for others into a world of abuse and loneliness. Either way, Judy Logan provides hope in difficult situations with responsible writing.