‘love is fragile’


collared 22nd Mar


When a seventeen-year-old girl vanishes,
A community is shaken.
Parents turn desperate.
Friends hold vigils.
And the boy who loves her searches.

When a year goes by,
The community is recovering.
Parents feel hopeless.
Friends feel helpless.
And the boy who loves her continues his search.

When ten years go by,
The community has forgotten.
Parents cling to the past.
Friends move toward the future.
And the boy who loves her . . .
Brings her home.

Jade Childs spent ten years in captivity, but now that she’s back, the real battle for survival begins. The media shadows her. Flashbacks haunt her. Her old life evades her. Her so-called new life rejects her. She spent too many years in the dark to recognize the light. She spent too long repressing her feelings to remember how to express them. She spent a decade abandoning hope and cannot dare letting it back into her life. Jade’s not just defined by what happened to her—she’s collared to it.

When the twenty-seven-year-old woman is found,
A community wants to know the story,
Parents want to forget the story,
Friends want to be a part of the story,
And the man who still loves her faces the greatest challenge yet: letting her go.

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Reviewed by Gitte & Jenny

5 perfection stars!

 “Try again. Fail again. Fail better.”

This review is SPOILER FREE. Please for the love of books go pick this book up and make sure you don’t have one of the most beautiful love stories set under harrowing circumstances, ruined for you. Torrin and Jade’s story will see your heart break and heal through a devastatingly emotional journey.

“He’d broken me though. My will, my spirit, my soul, whatever you call it. All of it. He broke it.”

We read the synopsis and were immediately intrigued and knew we had to read this story. And wow are we glad we did and that we’d not seen any reviews for it because it was not at all what we expected. It was so much more– a truly powerful and emotional written display of an astonishing story of love, hope and commitment. Of great understanding, inspiration and survival. A story of belief and strength of convictions.

“You brought me back…when everyone else just kind of left me behind.”

Nicole Williams gave us everything we could ever want. She gave us her heart woven into words on a page. Her restraint, her daring to be different, her sensitivity to her characters and detail to what is fundamentally the crux at the heart of this story – the love of soul mates no matter the circumstances and what the future brings. She stayed true and respectful and showed that less is more and when someone truly loves, they love with all their being. She made our minds and hearts take flight.

“Everyone needs protection from me. There’s something dark in me now, and I can’t get it out. It’s growing, spreading, and I don’t want it to infect the people I love.”

Collared is a hard book to review because so much of it could be spoilt and certain circumstances have consequences that just twisted everything and had such an impact on an innocent young love which was truly of the soul mate kind. We felt every single emotion our being is capable of as we read with a searing pain in our hearts that was ultimately overtaken by a love so intense and pure. It was perfection.  No question, this is our favourite book that we’ve read by this Author and truly showcases her brilliant writing. A standing ovation from us for Nicole Williams on a story we’re certain not to forget.

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