The Sergeant’s Daughter Tour – Review & Giveaway

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About the Book

Paperback: 320 pages
Publisher: She Writes Press (August 11, 2020)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1631527215
ISBN-13: 978-1631527210

As a little girl, Teressa’s father dotes on her and little sister, Karen, while mercilessly mocking her older sister, Debbie. Teressa thinks its Debbie’s fault―until she gets a little older and he begins tormenting her, too. Soon enough, his verbal abuse turns physical. Her sergeant father brings his military life home, meeting each of his daughters’ infractions with extreme punishment for them all. Meanwhile, their mother watches silently, never defending her daughters and never subjected to physical abuse herself. Terrified to be at home and terrified to tell anyone, Teressa seeks solace in books, music, and the family she can find outside of her home: a best friend, a kind neighbor, and a doting grandfather. At first cowed by her father’s abuse and desperate to believe that maybe, one day, things will change, Teressa ultimately grows into a young woman who understands that if she wants a better life, she’ll have to build it for herself―so she does.

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Praise for The Sergeant’s Daughter

“Shelton hails from an extremely dysfunctional family, but, miraculously, she survives intact. People in seemingly hopeless situations may take solace.” ―Booklist


This book proved to be just as powerful of a read as I expected it to be. More so, actually, when I really think about it. I was initially drawn to this story because I instantly knew I would relate. While I did not grow up in a military family, or with a father who was willing to go to the extremes seen in this book, I was instantly able to relate back to some of the things in this story with growing up.

This story is definitely a tough one to get through. It deals with really difficult topics and lays it all on the table, forcing you to take a glimpse into what some people must go through. It’s a very stark and in your face kind of book and Shelton refuse to relent. She tells you everything just how it was and truly shows that some things never leave us.

This memoir is one of those, perhaps brutally, honest looks into the psyche of growing up in both an emotionally and physically abusive household. But there is a light at the tunnel, as Shelton proves with how successful she has become in life. While what happens between these pages may haunt you, Shelton is right there with you sharing and baring a piece of her soul. You will feel anger, horror, and many other emotions but this is the type of story that must be told.

About the Author

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Teressa Shelton has lived in nine states and three countries. After graduating from Belmont University in Nashville, she embarked on a career in managing medical practices. She lives with her family in Springfield, IL. The Sergeant’s Daughter is her first book.

Tour Schedule

AUGUST 25th TUESDAY Movies, Shows, & Books GUEST POST
AUGUST 26th WEDNESDAY Crossroad Reviews REVIEW 
AUGUST 28th FRIDAY Insane About Books REVIEW 


–  5 Winners will receive a Copy of THE SERGEANT’S DAUGHTER by Teressa Shelton.
-Giveaway is open to International. | Must be 13+ to Enter

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