"The reader will be drawn irresistably into the world of the author who
presents a catalogue of abuse and cruelty suffered by herself as an innocent
child, first at the hands of her alcoholic father, then by nuns, and later
by a heartless husband who raped and beat her. This is compulsive reading.
The book shows how the shadow of a father's cruelty can be cast over the
whole life of a child--a child who, in this instance, never failed to turn
the other cheek, or return love for cruelty and abuse, who manifested, in
the end, the overriding power and strength of Christ who advocated love
above all things. The book is a protest against domestic violence and
institutionalised cruelty, and will hopefully stand as a beacon and warning
against the violations suffered by so many Emelias whose heartfelt cries go
unheard behind the closed or locked doors of our apparently respectable
About Emelia Hardy
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Published January 30, 2003
Biographies & Memoirs, Self Help, Parenting & Relationships.