I Wish I Would've (Family Secrets)
I'm doing two Indie Books Reading Challenges for 2011 - the ABC Indie Fiction Challenge, and the I Heart Indie Books Reading Challenge (more details below). In helping to spread the word about the wonderful selection of Indie books out there, I'm going to be blogging about my progress and reviews. 

My 32nd review is of I Wish I Would've - a powerful story about sexual abuse.

About I Wish I Would've
This novella follows a daughter on her quest for the truth and a mother who wants to keep her safe by any means necessary. Who is right? Who is wrong? Who will say, I wish I would've?

She only has loving memories of her beloved G-Pa and can't understand why her mom calls him "devil". On her eighteenth birthday she goes on a quest for the truth, without her mom's knowledge. While visiting her G-Pa she discovers her dark family secrets.


This novella is about the kidnap of a young girl by her Granddad as a sexual slave. It will really make you stop and think, and wonder what goes on behind closed doors. It's gritty, gripping, and will bring a tear to your eye, but I couldn't put it down. A gruesome subject matter, but is handled exceptionally well by the author. 

I Wish I Would've is available from Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk.


The ABC Indie Fiction Challenge...

In order to join in, you must read 24 novels in 2011 by Indie authors. One of the key rules is that each story must be written by a different author, and the first letter of the authors' surnames must begin with a different letter.

For more details, a suggested reading list, and to sign up, head on over to quillsandsebras:



The I Heart Indie Books Reading Challenge...


I've come across another fantastic reading challenge for all you lovers of fiction out there. The I Heart Indie Books Reading Challenge is easy and low-key. All you have to do is read between 1 - 30 books in 2011 in any genre.

For more details about the challenge, check out... 


Both readers and authors are encouraged to participate.

If you need a suggested reading listcheck out my Ebook store for some fab Indie Authors.

My Challenge count

ABC Challenge:

A (Atkinson)
A (Ashor)
C (Chen)

C (Comley)
D (Desforges)
E (Evans)

F (Fasano)
F (Fairchild)
G (Gale)
G (Green)

G Gaughran)
H (Hohenstein)
H (Halliday)
J (Juba)
K (Kirby)
K (Kappes)
K (Kevin)
L (Lieu)

L (Lim)
M (Morimer)
M (Maarten)
O (Osterkamp)
P (Pierce)

S (Smith)
S (Sullivan)
S (Scott)
S (Scott)
T (Tyrpak)
T (Tirraoro)
T (Tyley)
T (Taylor)
Z (Zeltserman)

IHIB Challenge:  32

Happy Indie Reading!

Sibel xx