Avid readers are normally on the look out for a good novel to read. Some readers love romance, thrillers, comedies or historical books, but one thing for sure a story can take the reader away on a journey that they will remember for the rest of their lives. Don’t Play in The Sun by Evie T. McDuff is that kinds of book because once you pick it up, it will be hard to put down.
This novel is about Alice Miles a 37 year old women who is married to Jack Miles a 38 year old man who abuses, her mentally, physically and financially. They have a 15 year old daughter named Denise who because of her circumstances is very angry, promiscuous and disrespectful. On top of everything else Alice’s mother dies and her aunt gives her a wooden chest with a thick chain wrapped around it. “Alice, her aunt says,”I promised your mother that if anything was to ever happen to her that I would see to it that you received this box.” Alice asks what’s inside the box and her aunt tells her “treasures that money could never buy.” There were only two rules to taking ownership of such a box Alice,” she says. One is… not to open it until your heart tells you too and two…. when the time comes that no one can help you to break the chain, it’s your journey and yours alone.
When Alice in he spirit heard the call she went to work on that chain and finally after cut and nimbler fingers the chain was released and fell to both sides. Alice opened the chest and her aunt was right about it’s content. There were treasures, Jewels, that money could never buy. There were diaries, letters, parchments from 7 generations of women in her family dating back to the 1700s. The content told of each woman’s life and relationships.
It told of their defeats, fears, joys and victories. Alice then begins to see some of the similarities, the chains and habits from there mothers or grandmothers lives in her own and she begins to use their wisdom and insights to break the chain chains of her circumstances, not just for herself but so her daughter Denise and her future generations so that one day they can live happier, mentally and physically, healthier lives than she or her ancestors ever did.”
In association with the books, McDuff have had more than 130 chests/chained boxes with book inside handcrafted and will be sending them celebrities who are survivors or are supporters of NO MORE VIOLENCE. She is passionate about this and wants to start the real hard conversations,for people who are not in a domestic violence situation to start making a commitment to support and help those who are by breaking the chains and standing up for breaking the silence. Also, for those who are in domestic violence situations she them to start making the commitment to talk about it and be willing to work on changing their circumstance. Not just for themselves but for their children. For more information and to purchase a book visit the Evie T. McDuff website.