Imagine waking up in a land unlike any on Earth. For fictional teenager, Jenelle, waking up in an enchanted world was the perfect escape from her troubling reality. In this fantasy world, she sets out on a journey that changes her life forever and unveils her true capabilities.
“Promised Garden,” book one of the “Garden Trilogy,” is Jenelle’s adventure of finding her place in the world after surviving an abusive household. By escaping to a world with magic and mythical creatures, she is able to cope with the difficulty of her reality. Through the discovery that life is difficult no matter the location, she discovers hope is all she needs.
Author, Sabina Griggs has a similar background to her protagonist and uses her writing as an expressive outlet. After surviving her own tough childhood, she is fulfilling her dreams of being an author.
“Child survivors of abuse tend to have a knack for creativity,” Griggs said. “Instead of painting or drawing, I created pictures with words.”