Moving On From Victim to Survivor has been born out of the author’s personal experiences. It offers positive help and practical ideas for dealing with the trauma brought about by an abusive childhood. The text is purposely short with chapters which can, if desired, be dipped into rather than read from cover to cover. It is a guide to the journey of regaining your self-respect and love of life, in order to live your life as a whole person and finally shake off the shadows of the past.
An idyllic summer’s day, a children’s birthday party and a simple, innocent game of Hide and Seek.
What should be the happiest of occasions for the Bryson family turns into their worst nightmare as three year old Grace disappears from their own garden, devastating the family and changing their lives forever. But fourteen years later when her sister Elise sees a young woman in a department store she becomes convinced that it is Grace. How can Elise, heavily pregnant with her first child, convince her family and the police that she is not mistaken? Could Grace still be alive and if so, where has she been since disappearing, and what really happened on that summer afternoon fourteen years ago?
For as long as she can remember, Alice has been intent on remaining single, a decision based on an unhappy childhood. There is however a vital piece of information not in her possession which may make her think again. How can she persuade her mother to reveal the truth and what will be the effect on Alice of learning this shocking secret? Alice embarks on a journey of healing and accepting the past in order to move confidently into the future.
Maggie’s involvement with these clients comes at a time when her own family need her more than ever as they are confronted with an insidious, heart breaking illness.
Lindy Baker too has struggled in her formative years. Abandoned by a drunken mother and separated from a baby brother who was her world, she finds herself in a young offender’s institute for stealing food to survive life on the streets. Will her future be blighted by her poor start in life?
Maggie sees the potential in her young client, but can she take a step back from Lindy’s situation or will her instincts and emotions take over?
All stories are inspired by life, love, animals and chocolate. The perfect companion to tea and cake!
Sarah Jamieson is a midwife in Edinburgh and happily married with two beautiful children. Her participation in the making of a television documentary, about maternity care in Edinburgh, resurrects painful memories of one of the worst times in her life.
One cold autumn evening, an extraordinary event stuns Victoria and changes the course of her life completely, eventually bringing the two women together and fulfilling the dreams of them both.