Rebecca Marie Mendez grew up abused and neglected in an era of which society provided few alternatives for abused women and children - it meant just remaining in that situation. This is the life of a battered child who grows up to be a battered wife. However dispite the impossible situation she found the courage to literally reinvent herself.
"It is time to tell my story in hopes of helping others. I am not a doctor or psychologist.
My only credits on the subject are that I myself grew up under abuse and later became a battered wife.
Although it took me, a very long time I did escape...
Now, my life is filled with love and I enjoy the pleasure of being safe and free."
If you are living a life of despair and abuse, this book will be a refuge. If you have never experienced those horrors, first be thankful, second pray for those still entraped, and third read this book.
This story is about a child growing up in a world of abuse that led her to become an ongoing victim as an adult. Rebecca falls to the stereotypical battered-wife syndrome. She struggles to survive in world of starvation, brutal beatings, and humiliation that excels to rape and entrapment. You will come away from this feeling the human spirit's ability to survive both physically and emotionally.
on Dec. 03, 2011
A very unique story based on an old concept. I feel this book should be written as a script. I would certainly be the first to go see the movie. Very ingenious, I came to really care for some of the characters. I don't like to retell the story in a review and spoil the surprises for the next reader. I will say this is an excellent read, of which I highly recommend. Bravo! Can't wait for the next book.