Memoir

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Details, including synopsis, reviews and buy links, may be found below.

All are available in paperback and digital (e-book) formats.

Three part abridged memoir series:

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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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Reviews:

Please note: Some of these reviews were made in respect of previous editions that no longer exist. The book is substantially still the same; it is mostly metadata that has changed.

Below is a list of short quotes from each review. To view the whole simply click on the quote.

I would like to thank these people for not only taking the time to read my book but for also being considerate enough to write and post a review.

‘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:’

‘I usually make notes when reading a book for review. It must be an indication of how engrossed I was when I barely made a note or highlighted sections.’

‘I liked this story because it was so real.’

Please Note: The above reviewer uses strong language throughout. He makes no apology for this stating quite clearly it is just his way. It is not a reflection upon the books themselves.

‘So many times I felt as if I wanted to throw my arms around her and give her a hug. I admire the strength she had to carry on in her attempt to find happiness.’

A brilliant tribute to a brave and courageous woman you cannot help but admire more than any other writer whose biography I have read. Every woman should read this book and gain strength from it.

‘What a powerful story of courage and overcoming.’

Please remember the ISBN, ASIN and prices quoted in some of the above reviews are no longer valid. To view, sample or purchase please use the links under ‘Retailers‘ above.

tr100-72dpi-1500x20005Negative 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.

Retailers:

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Reviews:

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.

tr100-72dpi-1500x2000-1Lost 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.

Retailers:

Amazon/Kindle (Opens site for your location.)     Smashwords      iBooks

Barnes & Noble      Nook      Kobo      Google Play Books

Reviews:

Her memories of her homeland were of kind people who supported each other; where there was no abuse and where people don’t take advantage of others. But time and events change places and people.