A dramatically written family saga, Two Weeks Since my Last Confession is the story of one woman's survival in the face of serious childhood abuse and addiction. More than this, it is a tale that chronicles the triumph of the human spirit over its enemies — not only external enemies but also the ones we find within ourselves.
When Molly O'Brien comes into the world in 1951, she never imagines her life will turn out the way it does. Born into a wealthy family in which her father is a senator and her mother a devout catholic, Molly receives a good upbringing and has all the reason in the world to be happy. Yet, somehow, at the age of thirty, she is addicted to heroin and hasn't been employed for years. Her father believes that the corrupting influences of society are at fault, while her mother is convinced it's Molly's own depravity that has caused her ruin and her failure to stay in the Catholic church. Her older brother, Sean, however, knows who is really to blame: he holds the family secrets that have caused all of his sister's problems and are leading her down the harrowing road to drug addiction. And ultimately he knows that he and his parents are the only ones who can lead her out.
This riveting book, although fiction, presents readers with a true picture of the perils of drug addiction, incest, physical and sexual abuse, and the dark secrets of a family. But it is also a story of hope and restoration. The author includes valuable resources in regard to childhood sexual abuse and incest that many will find useful. This book is a "must read" and recommended for all adults. — Betty Corbin Tucker, Amazon Book Reviewer
"Two Weeks Since my Last Confession" is a moving novel of dealing with one's dark past. — Midwest Book Review
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Published August 3, 2011
by Fideli Publishing Inc..
Literature & Fiction, Parenting & Relationships, Romance, Biographies & Memoirs.