BOOK CORNER: Author shares journey of abuse  and helps readers in new book

By Marissa Wells

Contributing Writer

“Entangled in Blue: How I untangled the knots of multigenerational trauma and abuse, and turned it into something beautiful,” by Sarah Hummell, is a powerful narrative that offers a gripping account of the author’s realization that she was in an abusive marriage and how she navigated the aftermath and reclaimed her life.

“When the ‘Restaurant: Impossible’ episode aired on Food Network, I realized I had been in deep denial about the 20-year abusive marriage I found myself in,” Hummell said. “A year later, my husband fired a gun in front of our two small children and the bullet narrowly missed my head. … I had no idea how I got myself into the situation I was in and no idea how I was going to get myself out of it.”

Hummell never intended to share her story and began writing as a way to release the thoughts swirling around her head. As she started writing, she noticed the pattern of abuse and how it escalated in frequency and severity.

“Looking at it all written out on paper, it was so clear,” Hummell said. “Yet, while I was living in it, I had no idea. Then, I decided I needed to share what I learned from what I went through so others don’t have to go through it.”

“Entangled in Blue” is intended for those in search of a relationship and also those who may feel stuck in their current relationship and looking for a way out. The book can serve as a cautionary tale and source of empowerment for those in similar situations as Hummell experienced.

“I hope by reading my story, others will have the ability to recognize the signs of an abusive personality early on in the relationship,” Hummell said. “Armed with the knowledge from my book, I hope to give them the confidence to trust their intuition when they feel something is off.”

In addition to being an author, Hummell is a hospitality consultant. She is based in New York City. For more information about the author and her work, visit entangledinblue.com.

“Entangled in Blue: How I untangled the knots of multigenerational trauma and abuse, and turned it into something beautiful” is available for $44.99 (hardcover), $29.99 (paperback), $9.99 (Kindle) via Amazon.