Books by T. R. Robinson.
Details, including synopsis, reviews and buy links, may be found below.
All are available in paperback and digital (e-book) formats.
Three abridged memoirs (Resilience Series):
Tears of Innocence (1/3)
At the age of five this young girl suffered a loss which was to have a massive impact upon the rest of her life. Her innocence, loving nature and incredible naivety combined with her natural beauty where taken advantage of by family and strangers. After escaping from attempted sexual abuse she falls into the hands of an occupying force who torture and violate her and leave her for dead. Rescued by a local family she is ultimately, after many hardships, restored to her relatives through whom she meets a foreign national. Domestic violence leading to attempted suicide, near insanity and the contemplation of murder follow.
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‘While this autobiography is steeped in family relationships, it’s also about war,politics, and daily lives changed by struggle. Perhaps this is one of thefacets that leads Tears of Innocence to be so striking: the juxtaposition of innerstrife with equally-challenging wider world changes:’
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Negative Beauty (2/3)
Having gained her freedom from an abusive situation this naïve woman looked forward to a peaceful and contend life with her young son. But life, lust and fate had other ideas. Besides the hardships of single parenthood when it was socially unacceptable she had to also endure continuing unwanted attention from both men and women. Lesbian violence, pimp intimidation, rampant jealousy, gunman, love, lust, homelessness, financial difficulties and a host of other situations led to several serious suicide attempts. Her salvation lay with her son and those few wealthy, highly positioned and powerful individuals she was privileged to meet. Nevertheless, wherever she turned a challenge always faced her.
I enjoyed reading Negative Beauty. It is not only an interesting memoir it also give great insight into viewpoints of the time and shows just how much society has moved forward in their attitudes to women.
Lost Dreams (3/3)
After years of abuse, endless struggles and, through no fault of her own, many failures, this gentle woman decides a change of lifestyle may be for the best. Several relocations, both within her adopted England and back to her homeland, eventually follow. Nevertheless, many ‘challenges’ continue to trouble her and yet again, her historic naivety and innocence are taken advantage of. She faces the potential of being shot, knifed and cut into pieces and has encounters with her homeland’s native wildlife; deadly snakes etc. Then, on top of all that, she witnesses the degrading abuse of relatives that she is powerless to prevent. Ultimately abandoning her dreams, she returns to her adopted country hoping for peace. But, it was never to be.
Semi-biographical fiction (Novels and Short Stories):
It can and does happen: A chance encounter that leads to romance, love and fulfilment. Equally, such an encounter may lead to fear, sorrow and loss. Both are met in this tale that crosses national and social boundaries and within which unwarranted evil plays a far too real part.
In all innocence the protagonists go about their daily lives occasionally taking in divergent activities out of curiosity or in the interest of learning more about life. Being caring and kind hearted both fail to understand why they are constantly warned about helping others. Ultimately, after numerous twists and turns, the truth behind these warnings becomes manifest with results never anticipated or expected.
When I started reading I felt this book was going to be a light read but the intrigue and intensity sneak up and before you know what has happened you are drawn into feeling the scope of emotions the characters do.
Though Maria longed for a family of her own, she was not prepared to allow the conventions and expectations of society to manipulate her into a marriage of convenience. To her an arranged marriage or one without love were anathema. However, will she be able to withstand the pressures, demands and expectations of society and church doctrine? Her natural beauty combined with her caring, loving and intelligent character as well as her marriageable age do not help. While some quietly admire and hope, one becomes an obsessed stalker and another decides no one else has a right to her and contemplates steps to ensure she becomes his alone. Will Maria be able to withstand all the pressures or will she be forced to accept the life of compromise she has been determined to avoid or will her life be forfeited in the effort?
Her Next Door
(Bitches Series #1)
Excited at the prospect of her own home this naïve innocent looked forward to enjoying the good company of neighbours she could share with. But …………
A short story.
‘I highly recommend this little gem. …….. The quality of the writing is neat and clean. …….. The use of setting for thematic purposes is also well done. …….. At first, we’re not sure if Tara’s mental “red flags” are real or if she’s merely hyper-sensitive on account of her past. You’ll have to read it to find out.’
(Bitches Series #2)
What thoughts crowd a jealous woman’s mind? And where do they lead? Is it simply cerebral imbalance? Or: Is it an unrelenting evil?
A short story.
‘It is well written short story that I enjoyed reading in one sitting. It moves along smoothly and quickly without neglecting descriptions of emotions and thoughts. The physical side of romance is treated tenderly and sensuously without any offence to the reader.’
Snake in the Grass
Earlier doubts are slowly subjugated by apparent sympathetic consideration. But, had it all been a deception?
Can we truly trust? Can we really believe? Can we?
A cautionary tale based upon true events.
A short story.
L U S T
Is a hurtful past justification for a lustful present?
What happens when licentiousness is allowed to take control?
A tale based upon actual events.
‘In the previous narratives of the ‘Bitches’ short story collection her main character suffers at the hands of others mainly due to her naivety. In Off Balance she is the victim of a person whose experiences as a young woman have shaped her attitudes, sexual desires and greed.’
Had it been motivated by love? Or had it been lust?
Had it all just been a daydream? Would they, could they, know happiness?
Despite the job being in a city she did not like, the suggested possible salary caused Tara to ignore her usual caution, if only just to have a look.
But she will come to regret it.
The people and circumstance were hardly what she had expected as neither were the consequences.
The Blonde Brunette
Though reluctant to leave the people she had known for years, Tara was grateful for the opportunity to break her almost twenty-four hour, seven day, work regime.
Will the new job be all she hopes?
Will she be free from the habitual, unwanted, exasperating, attentions of men, and some women?
Will her innocent, naive nature lead her into danger AGAIN?
Backstories (Revelations Series):
(Short reads about: Life, Memories, and Experiences):
Could the innocence of your child be instrumental in saving your life?
The terror of an abusive spouse,
The innocence of a young child.
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