Have you ever read a book based on someone's life that hit's you so hard that you need a little time to mull it over before moving on to another? This book did just that.
A sometimes horrific record of mental, sexual, verbal, and physical abuse, Did You Hear Me Crying will touch your heart as well as your very soul.
Cassie's story begins with the animosity that her mother feels towards her and the verbal and physical abuse she inflicted upon her. She then goes on to talk about the sexual abuse she had suffered at the hands of her stepfather who repeated the offense for years.
More times than not, children that are subjected to what Cassie had at a young age tend to latch onto the first person that shows them love and affection as a teen or young adult, and that's exactly what she did. Sadly though, this first love was just as bad as the parents that abused her. But life goes on and as such Cassie was able to find love once again and of course everything seemed well until he began controlling her, berating her, and beating her.
Finally hitting bottom, Cassie reached out for help and slowly but surely has broken free from the cycle of abuse, but at a great cost. She has no relationship with her mother and stepfather; which I think is actually a good thing, no relationship with her sisters, and her children deserted her.
Now, after 46 years of abuse she is finally in control of her life and is abuse free. Her children have opened the lines of communication, and she has finally found true love and more importantly, she has begun to heal.
A moving story of one woman's struggle that will leave you wanting to reach out to the author. To tell her to keep strong, and to tell her she is loved.
5 of 5 stars
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