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“I have been a psychotherapist for over 20 years, and I specialize in treating adult survivors of childhood trauma.  Laura Vivian is certainly not alone as a survivor of adverse childhood events (ACE), but her vibrancy and her giftedness in sharing her story through her writing and speaking engagements are exceptional and enlightening.  Her story is a beacon for those who need to know survival is possible, and a revelation for those who need to know that survival is a struggle for children in every city every day!”

Julie Bellamy, LCSW

“This book is not only a compelling read, but a must read. Laura Vivien has revealed this painful chapter in her life with courage and determination.

My book club read it and invited her to make a presentation for us which included not only parts of her book but statistics of sexual abuse within families as well as the signs to watch for.  It was startling to realize this horror is more prevalent than we could ever imagine.  Congratulations to Laura for her bravery in telling her story in this well-crafted book.

“Kathleen (Kathy) Ewing

A member of the Newburgh Wyntree Book Club



A riveting and haunting first-hand account of child and domestic abuse.



ISBN 13 (SOFT): 9781504969383

ISBN 13 (HARD): 9781504969376

ISBN 13 (eBook): 9781504969543