About the Book
Author: Elizabeth Good
Genre: Literary Fiction
Number of Pages: 294`
Synopsis: No One Ever Chooses to Be Trampled Underfoot
. . . Or do they? The effects of Fate were immediately felt by the Benedict family after their move in 1968, from New York City to New Jersey, and reverberate far into the future in this dramatic and fast-paced, stands-alone follow-up novel.
Trampled Underfoot takes us on one more nostalgic journey through the 1970s and, once again, Ms. Good blurs the lines between true life events and fiction—seamlessly picking up the story from when we last saw Lia Benedict at the crossroads of life.
It’s spring of 1976 and Lia, the hopeless romantic, is now 23 years of age and, whether by choice or by the hands of Fate, had recently become Mrs. Vic Somers. She’d adopted the same controversial beliefs first introduced by her mother, Marie, upon her father’s untimely death in 1970. This latest development creates a deeper rift in relations within the Benedict family.
Vic Somers had followed his bride’s footsteps in her quest for righteousness and God’s blessing, but has Vic’s defective heart really changed from the cheating ways it once possessed?
Downtrodden, Lia’s faith is shaken and her confidence crushed, but what can she do? Nothing. “My life’s been set in stone and the cement is hardening around my feet.” Immobilized and in denial, the dogma of a strict religion places an unhealthy fear of The Judgment Day if she makes any missteps in the here and now.
About the Author
Hello to all book lovers, fans and potential readers of Trampled Underfoot and my first book, Just Another Sunday.
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Lia is excited about the upcoming birth of her first child. She's certain a baby will strengthen her marriage to Vic, but nothing could be further from the truth. Lia believed Vic had changed his ways before their marriage, but she' about to discover he's still a liar and a cheat with a son by another woman. Lia is a devout Jehovah's Witness and refuses to give up on her marriage, no matter how many times Vic deceives her or how poorly he treats her. Depressed yet determined Lia plods on in her faith and her marriage, but at what cost?
Trampled Underfoot is a soap opera in a book. Drama lurks around every corner and the characters' lives are deeply intertwined. Vic and Lia's toxic relationship is evident to family and friends, but Lia refuses to accept it and Vic just lies his way out of it. This in itself gives the story credibility as we often can't see what's obvious to others. I thought the author did a wonderful job of developing her characters and drawing the reader into Vic and Lia's twisted life. Trampled Underfoot is a well written captivating read.
I recommend picking up a copy.