Free to Be Tegan

Free to Be Tegan Librarian Note Alternate Cover Edition for ISBN ISBN Tegan aged twenty seven is cast out of the cult rejected by her family and from the only life she has known She i

Librarian Note Alternate Cover Edition for ISBN 10 1511669438 ISBN 13 9781511669436.Tegan, aged twenty seven, is cast out of the cult, rejected by her family and from the only life she has known She is vulnerable and na ve but she also has courage and the will to survive She travels to Wales, to previously unknown relations in the wild Cambrian Mountains.This is theLibrarian Note Alternate Cover Edition for ISBN 10 1511669438 ISBN 13 9781511669436.Tegan, aged twenty seven, is cast out of the cult, rejected by her family and from the only life she has known She is vulnerable and na ve but she also has courage and the will to survive She travels to Wales, to previously unknown relations in the wild Cambrian Mountains.This is the uplifting story of her journey from life in a cult to find herself and flourish in a world she has been taught to fear and abhor.Guilt and shadows from her past haunt her in flashbacks, panic attacks and a fear of the dark However she also finds a world full of colour, love and happiness she has never known before The wild beauty of the hills, the people she meets and the secrets slowly revealed by the cottage all provide an intriguing backdrop to Tegan s drama.The novel is set in spring, a story of hope, new growth, of the discovery of self and the joy of living.

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  1. I grew up in Wales.Later I taught in London and then worked with Deaf Children in Hastings I now live on the beautiful Isle of Wight with family and my cocker spaniel Pepper Free to Be Tegan is my novel about a cult survivor set in Wales Catching the light is a free download of short stories Hidden Chapters is about motherhood, adoption and addiction and set on the spectacular Gower Peninsula.I would love to hear from you on my blog here on.

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  1. Tegan, aged twenty seven, is cast out of the cult, rejected by her family and the only life she has known She is vulnerable and na ve but she also has courage and the will to survive She travels to Wales, to previously unknown relations in the wild Cambrian Mountains.This is the uplifting story of her journey to find herself and flourish in a world she has been taught to fear and abhor.Guilt and shadows from her past haunt her in flashbacks, panic attacks and a fear of the dark However she also [...]


  2. 3 1 2 starsMy View I think the strength of this debut by Mary Grand is her ability to create locations with a very visual presence in this book of words The settings of inner city London and rural villages in Wales are superb and take the reader on a very real journey.Secondly it is obvious that the author has put a lot of effort into researching the psychology and influence of cults and the difficult road to recovery for those who have left or been ejected from these type of communities A love [...]


  3. I was immediately drawn to Tegan and her plight to cope in the real world after leaving a cult she d lived with nearly all her life Tegan is a 27 year old girl woman when she leaves the cult with the worldly experience of a 5 year old It s a touching and powerful story as she learns to cope with the outside and with people who don t always have her best interests at heart Mary is great at creating characters that you care about, whether it s in the hope that they get their comeuppance or that th [...]


  4. Life After Leaving a Religious Cult This wonderful novel opens as 27 year old Tegan is being cast out from her Community into a world she left 22 years before Ending up in Wales she is bewildered at the decisions she is required to make in this outside world , small things like what sort of milk she wants seem overwhelming given her background Used to being told what to do at all times, Tegan finds it difficult to adjust into a life where she has choices, but little experience on which to base t [...]


  5. Being cast out from a community in which she has lived since she was five years old, means Tegan is now cut off from all that she has ever known.Alone with only one place to go, an unknown uncle and aunts in Wales, she finds that she isn t exactly welcomed.Leaving London for a quiet village in Wales, Tegans cossetted life has not prepared her for life on the outside Afraid of almost everything and knowing nothing of real life Tegan has to find her way in a world that she has been conditioned to [...]


  6. Amazing story I was hooked from the beginning to the finish this b00k as you couldn t put it down A wonderful array of characters a beautiful piece of literature a very hard topic to write about and I think the author did a wonderful job on it This story was well thought out an exquisit store and I enjoyed reading very much this book was a wonderful gift from the author her self so my thank to the author Mary grand for the utmost pleasure of reading her amazing book this book I would be so delig [...]



  7. You have chosen the path of darkness , the first lines of this novel are addressed to Tegan and we immediately sense the terrible fate that awaits her.As we first meet Tegan, she is living in a secluded building in London, in the Last Week Community, in fear of the prophet Daniel, the Omniscient Who dares to defy Daniel will enter the Domain of the Beast and will burn forever in a sea of fire Tegan has done so on many occasions and now it is decided Tegan will be expelled and cast out For the fi [...]


  8. I have to admit that I was totally hooked by this book after reading the preview in the free eBook collection by the same author.Overall, it was an enjoyable read, but it did slow down in pace in the latter part of the book It did have a great ending and I was glad that Tegan found her way.I was brought up as a Roman Catholic and as a teen I was lured into attended prayer groups retreats Therefore, I understood some of the brainwashing techniques that can be adopted Although, I never saw anythin [...]


  9. Free to be Tegan, is a tale of one young woman s journey from 25 years living in a restricted, programmed existence in a cult, to experiencing freedom, but a freedom fraught with dilemma and uncertainty Tegan has been conditioned to a life of restraint where anything joyful or pleasurable is frowned upon as evil She struggles to overcome her fears that she will condemned to burn in the eternal fires or the world will end if she succumbs to temptation of any worldly enjoyment.I found, through my [...]


  10. I was with Tegan all the way, silently encouraging her to find the right path for herself and to learn to recognise lies, wherever they come from From the very beginning, where she s among people she has grown up with but is now shunned by to the outside world where she s all alone to people who care for her but don t understand her and others who want to use her to further their own agendas to the end, which I won t reveal I never stopped believing in Tegan and her story.Several other character [...]


  11. Tegan is cast out from the closed community in which she has lived with her mother, Sarah and father, Philip, since she was a small child At the age of twenty seven, she is flung onto the London streets to fend for herself Her only connection with the outside world is a letter hidden in her suitcase by her mother, with the telephone number of her aunt and uncle in Wales.I loved this story, watching Tegan facing her fears in what she perceives is an evil, sinful world, as she tries to make sense [...]


  12. Free to be Tegan is a book about a young woman raised in a cult, cast out in her twenties and forced to learn to navigate life on the outside This book was not at all what I expected Most books I ve read that deal with such heavy subject matter tend to have characters that take a few days to adjust to the outside world or get over emotional abuse suffered This book was real, raw, and emotional I tend to read books in a single sitting, but this one I had to intersperse between other reads because [...]


  13. Tegan has been born and raised in a psychologically abusive cult After stepping over the line as far as the elders are concerned, she is cast out with only a small amount of money to survive on and the contact details of worldly relations who she has little memory of Fortunately her Uncle Ellis kindly provides her with a cottage to stay in set in the wild Cambrian mountains of Wales But having lived a strange existence so far in her life,she feels like a misfit among the people that she meets in [...]


  14. This book had me captivated from page one This novel tells the story of one woman s plight in what I could only say as getting away from evil The story envelopes you and the characters jump out of the page You will shout with frustration and you will cry, you will laugh and you will get sucked in to village life This book opens your eyes to the fact that we don t know what goes on behind closed doors, and compassion and empathy and kindness go a long way I enjoyed every page and really want to r [...]


  15. This book surprised me The story of Tegan, a young woman leaving a cult and being thrust into the modern world and trying to find her place within it She goes to Wales and the author gives the surroundings and the characters so much life I had a vivid picture in my mind I look forward to from Mary Grand


  16. I really enjoyed this book If you like reading about people who have lived their entire lives in a cult fanatically religious community then are thrown into the real world, I think you will enjoy this work of fiction I did.




  17. I purchased a paperback copy of this book when it was first published in 2015 and since then the author has changed the cover and perhaps edited some of the interior.The vibrant descriptions of the Welsh countryside compared to the dark central place of the cult in London brings the novel to life in the first few chapters The story develops at a slow pace with the main character facing all kinds of stops and starts in her attempt to survive in the new environment.The fears and nightmares do beco [...]


  18. Learning to LiveFree to Be Tegan ReviewFree to Be Tegan is the story of a young woman who has grown up in a cult, but at age 27 is thrown out She only knows one person outside of the cult, a man who works at the library When she goes to him for help, she discovers that although he encouraged her to leave the cult, he doesn t want to help her Tegan had believed that he would care for her and help her get on her feet, if not build a life with her In desperation, she does the only thing she can She [...]


  19. Disclaimer I received a free mobi copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.Free to be Tegan follows the life of a twenty seven year old woman newly cast out from a cult for wayward behaviour She finds herself alone in London and trying to find her way A relative in Wales takes her in, and the scenic backdrop of the rural location near the Cambrian Hills is used to good effect to mirror Tegan s healing and gradual transformation This is a difficult subject to address, and I feel that th [...]


  20. After being excluded from the sheltered community Tegan lives in in East London, for a moral transgression, she finds herself in touch with family she has never known Adjusting to life outside the community where she lived a strict and structured life, is proving difficult and confusing for Tegan as she discovers the toll for living in fear but not having to think is a high one indeed.I absolutely loved this book for many reasons but the sympathetic view into how much Tegan has to adapt after li [...]


  21. I enjoyed the story of Tegan s attempts to become normal and to cope with having to make her own decisions and form opinions In a way her struggles are similar to those of everyone as they grow up, although most of us are able to start before we re 27.Particularly enjoyed the scenes set in the almost idyllic Welsh village and wonderful scenery I can see it s an ideal spot for her to bein her recovery.


  22. I really got pulled into the story very quickly, and felt I understood the emotions Tegan was going through I was a can t put down, just read a bit , please don t end book.


  23. I wasn t sure what to expect from this book as I was worried that it might be too much into religion or some form of it, however, I need not have worried It s a delightful story about a 27 year old girl who is starting to live for the very first time She sees the world through such innocent eyes that she completely captured my heart.Tegan is cast out of a cult, the only home she has known Shunned by her parents, but with a secret parcel from her mother, she finds herself on the streets of London [...]


  24. I thoroughly enjoyed this book It was emotive and responsive in all the right places The central character was transparent and subjective and told her own story.Whilst some of the conclusion was predictable there was enough that wasn t to hold the attention and temper the pace.From a little known artist I d say this was a very good read and one that I m glad I happened across.


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