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Waiting for Paint to Dry For The Past Decade, Matty Bell Has Lived Safe In A Self Made Monochromatic Life Of Work Eat Sleep Survive Living Vicariously Through Her Best Friend Claire S Perfect Life Wasn T The Plan However, Matty Learned Long Ago It S Easier To Run And Hide From Life Than To Deal With The PTSD She S Suffered From Since Being Raped At Sixteen Yet On The Night Of Her Thirtieth Birthday, A Freak Accident Shows Matty A Truth Run From Something Long Enough And It Will Consume You She Must Find A Way Back To Her Life, A Life Full Of Passion In Which She Can Follow Her Dreams And Is Not Afraid To Love When Claire Announces Her Family Is Moving, She Asks Matty To Come Too Having Grown Up Navy, Matty S No Stranger To Picking Up And Starting Over However, Moving Half Way Around The World To Play Nanny To Claire S Children Doesn T Sound Like The New Beginning Matty Yearns For Nor Does She Want To Leave Without First Confronting Her Fears And Coming Full Healing Circle She Can T Let Another Decade Slip By Before She S Able To Trust Again A Portion Of The Proceeds Benefit RAINN Rape, Abuse Incest National Network

10 thoughts on “Waiting for Paint to Dry


  1. says:

    This is interesting that Goodreads allows me to rate my own book Well, then I sayI LOVE THIS BOOK It s my paper baby Of course I love it I ve lived with it for 10 long years.It s purpose It s soul It s spunk I love the characters I love the plot and subplots The multiple climax element because, seriously, who doesn t love multiple climaxes, lol I also love how it touches on so many of life s struggles and celebrations So, dear reader, I give it to you To take this book a This is interesting that Goodreads allows me to rate my own book Well, t...


  2. says:

    I loved Matty s journey and how each twist and turn was handled Perfect for a book club that really wants to have some conversations Hopefully helpful for other survivors and those still struggling Well written and a great read Highly recommend


  3. says:

    Lia Mack s superb first novel, Waiting for Paint to Dry, takes up the story of a woman who was raped as a teenager, but who never told anyone, and after a while put the event so deep inside her that she forgot it As a thirty year old, she still suffers from triggers and memory fragments.Those who work with women who are sexually abused may understand the need for a victim to escape from the abuse by going away, dis associating When terror is too great to handle, young girls and boys may do Lia Mack s superb first novel, Waiting for Paint to Dry, takes up the story of a woman who was raped as a teenager, but who never told anyone, and after a while put the event so deep inside her that she forgot it As a thirty year old, she still suffers from triggers and memory fragments.Those who work with women who are sexually abused may understand the need for a victim to escape from the abuse by going away, dis associating When terror is too great to handle, young girls and boys may do this, may lose time, in order not to feel the awful quality of the assault, to deny it, and to live through it.The novel contains all the worst reactions to Matty s decision to tell She reports the rape to authorities, but it...


  4. says:

    First of all, a big round of applause to the author for dealing with such a painful and sensitive subject Stories like this play out time and time again in the lives of women everywhere, and books like this one are important for healing and solidarity I hope we can learn a lot from Matty s story.Matty Bell s journey is rocky and tumultuous, spanningthan a decade Healing doesn t happen overnight The novel shows this, however painfully true, and at times it was hard to keep reading and w First of all, a big round of applause to the author for dealing with such a painful and sensitive subject Stories like this play out time and time again in the lives of women everywhere, and books like this one are important for healing and solidarity I hope we can learn a lot from Matty s story.Matty Bell s journey is rocky and tumultuous, spanningthan a decade Healing doesn t happen overnight The novel shows this, however painfully true, and at times it was hard to keep re...


  5. says:

    Such a great book Couldn t put it down Was on a business trip and was able to read on the flight I literally felt so connected with Maddy and felt as if she were my best friend and I was going through it with her Now I want a sequel


  6. says:

    A survival story I like this story I like how it lends the reader a different side of how we cope and deal with life How there are many faces of abuse and abusers Thanks for writing from the other side


  7. says:

    Sensitive Approach to a Traumatic and Difficult Topic Particularly as the First Time Book of This AuthorThe book was written for those women that still keep all of their pain from rape or trauma hidden from everyone, whether from shame, fear of ridicule, or fear that the victim will be blamed for bringing it on herself, or not believed This book describes a healing journey from being isolated and lonely, and too hurt to talk about their emotional experiences, to reaching out for help, under Sensitive Approach to a Traumatic and Difficult Topic Particularly as the First Time Book of This AuthorThe book was written for those women that still keep all of their pain from rape or trauma hidden from everyone, whether from shame, fear of ridicule, or fear that the victim will be blamed for bringing it on herself, or not believed This book describes a healing journey from being isolated and lonely, and too hurt to talk about their emotional experiences, to reaching out for help, understanding, and possibly gaining justice It s a story of empowerment through one baby step at a time, until she fi...


  8. says:

    Waiting for Paint to Dry tells the story of a woman struggling to overcome the shadow of her rape ten years later I was glad the book did not dwell in the past tense or the event itself The reader wants to hear about the growth and survival story rather than following along with the main characters as a victim I think Ms Mack achieves that in her novel A lot of characters go through transformati...


  9. says:

    I loved this book The strong topic of rape and recovery was seamlessly portrayed in a plot which kept me interested all throughout Yes, a few parts of the book were a little rough to take in, but they added to the whole story, and helped someone like me who s never experienced something like that , understand a little bitabout the victim s point of view of her therapist, about her train of thought, and her life in general, after such an awful experience I enjoyed the development of the I loved this book The strong topic of rape and recovery was seamlessly portrayed in a plot which kept me interested all throughout Yes, a few parts of the book were a little rough to take in, but they added to the whole story, and helped someone like me who s never experienced something like that , understand a little bitabout the victim s point of view of her therapist, about her train of thought, and her life in general, after such an awful experience I enjoyed the development of the characters, and the detailed evolution of the main character I chose to not give it five star, just because I thought the ending was too quick.expected a little bitinformation on her reintegration issues with her mom and dad, the evolution of her new relationship with her sister, as well as maybe a little bit of follow throu...


  10. says:

    Although Waiting For Paint To Dry deals with a difficult subject, the book is not graphic The main characters are well developed and relate able At times I felt the author may have tried to tackle too many difficult life situations between all the characters, but mostly because I wanted to knowabout each character s struggles Waiting For Paint To Dry emphasizes that even in the darkest situations there are small rays of hope that make us want to see what tomorrow holds, instead of t Although Waiting For Paint To Dry deals with a ...

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