Tuesday, October 22, 2013

A Search for Purple Cows

A Search for Purple Cows: A True Story of Hope

About the Book:
A wife and mother's amazing journey from darkness into a life fully restored in God's light.

A whimsical comment from a kind stranger, "Be sure to search for purple cows," brings hope to a woman and her children fleeing from a life filled with trouble. In A Search for Purple Cows, Susan Call reveals to the world how painful a relationship can be when love deteriorates into a cycle of abuse and betrayal. Her moving memoir chronicles how she first met her husband, a handsome, stylish, generous man with whom she worked. Eventually they fell in love, married, and had two children. Their life seemed idyllic--they had a beautiful home and everything a family could desire. But soon, inside those walls, Susan was tormented by her husband's alcoholism, domestic abuse, and infidelity that cast her family into a world fraught with fear and despair. God found her in the midst of her pain and showed her, through the unlikely source of a Christian radio station, that a journey toward Him was possible even in the most unthinkable circumstances. Susan eventually found the strength to move on and start anew. Written with candor and grace, A Search for Purple Cows will leave you laughing, crying, and believing that God is present and able, ready to bring hope and healing.

My Comments:
It is easy for those of us in safe relationships to think "why is she still with him; I would have left the first time he hit me; there wouldn't be a second".  Susan Call tells her story and we can see why she doesn't leave-in her own way she is as broken as he is.  Slowly, with strength from God, she is able to move out and on and to eventually forgive.  It is a hardwarming read, though it deals with heart rending subjects.  Grade:  B.

Thanks to B&B Media for providing a complimentary review copy.


  1. Sounds like a good one

  2. Beautiful review.

    THANKS for sharing.

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