The Hidden Diamond

by Crystal MM Huntley



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 11/8/2022

Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 320
ISBN : 9781665574457
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 320
ISBN : 9781665574464
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 320
ISBN : 9781665573764

About the Book

Aldous takes pride in his well-formatted ability to remain in control. To achieve such a goal, he securely locks deep within himself all elements from the seven decades of his past that could shake his precisely placed footing. Then a new family moves across the street, and with it, a five-year-old boy named Dakota with an uncanny ability to gnaw under Aldous’s skin. Bit by bit, Aldous’s carefully placed façade peels away, allowing God’s enduring love to push Aldous to face his past and bring him to his knees, asking God’s forgiveness while finding new freedom. To forgive is to give up on the wish for a different past so that we might embrace the present. The Hidden Diamond is a powerful story of forgiveness. As a survivor of many forms of abuse, including molestation, I have made it a lifetime mission to break those chains of abuse so that I would not pass that curse onto my children. The Hidden Diamond developed out of my struggle to heal and find peace. I steadfastly believe God loves us all. God never gives up on anyone, even those whose sins have brought far more harm than good into this world. I formatted Aldous’s character from my effort to forgive and understand what demons had tormented those who had violated my childhood. Writing has become one of my most important healing tools. In my journey toward wholeness, I have learned that forgiveness is a crucial ingredient. We each have wounds that beg to be mended. Only God’s love provides us the strength so that we may forgive and fully heal.

About the Author

Crystal MM Huntley grew up in an abusive home like far too many among us. Not wanting to pass that misfortune onto her children, Crystal began her healing journey when their precious lives motivated an intense determination within her to break the chains of abuse. The therapeutic traits of journaling became a large part of her healing efforts, and through that exercise, Crystal developed a passion for writing. Crystal has been writing for over 20 years. During that timeframe, she has taken numerous writing courses, studied under many successful authors, and attended several writers' conferences, most through American Christian Fiction Writers and Called to Write. She became a member of a national writers group, attended monthly regional meetings, and taught various writing classes, including ones through a local summer-school program and other workshops. Crystal writes passionately on issues close to her heart, using her experiences. She writes with the desire that her words will help others who also have been wounded by abuse to find their way toward healing. Crystal resides in the pristine northern woods of Michigan with the love of her life and their precious Westie. Together they enjoy the abundant wildlife around them that serves as daily entertainment.