The Secrets in "The Chest"

The Secrets in "The Chest" : Maternal Abuse and the Road to Recovery

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Edythe didn't know why her mother didn't like her, but she knew deep down that something must be terribly wrong with the curly haired brunette she saw in the mirror each morning. She would watch other mommies tenderly kiss their children's foreheads or hold them tight against their chests in an embrace to calm them down after a fall; and she often found herself wondering what that sort of touch might feel like. The only sort of attention she found herself getting was unwanted physical abuse and maternal verbal lashings with words that cut deep into her affection-starved heart: skin to dark brown, dumb, and ugly. These were the words, and wounds, that defined her. She had hoped things would be better with daddy. But in the depth of a home with no electricity, running water, or enough food to eat, she found herself entrapped in a new kind of emptiness. Join Edythe as she battles through a harrowing world of neglect, abuse, and sorrow to discover the truth about her upbringing and the love that really defines her in: "The Secrets in "The Chest." This heart-breaking, incredible story of brokenness and redemption will encourage readers to the very cores of their souls. It is a must read for anyone who has suffered the wounds of neglect, abuse, or feeling 'not enough, ' shares Brittany Fisher, book publicist.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 148 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 8.64mm | 281.23g
  • Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1507870744
  • 9781507870747