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Book Review: It's My Story to Tell

It's My Story to Tell was written by JoMarie Lawson and published by Dorrance Publishing Co. Inc. You can purchase it on Amazon/Kindle and you can vist the author on Amazon and on social media.

Anyone who has been impacted by childhood sexual abuse-read this! It will touch you deeply and it could save and change your life forever.

It's My Story to Tell is a story of conscience, courage, and a devote faith in God to reveal a secret so disturbing that it could threaten the very foundation of a family, but this is also a call to arms to address childhood sexual abuse that many children in America are facing at this very moment in time. The author opens up in this raw and thought-provoking memoir to recount a time in her childhood when she was sworn to secrecy to not reveal several incidents of inappropriate behavior within her family; a family that demanded to project an image of perfection. The person who abused her was someone that she loved and trusted to protect her. The author details her journey through those times in her childhood and does it at the risk of causing more pain and separation in her family, but she does it to remind readers that secrets, like the one she kept for years, can destroy a life and prevent healing from starting. "There are millions of Adult Survivors of child sexual abuse that have never told their story." JoMarie Lawson hopes that her memoir will inspire and encourage others to do exactly what she has done- tell their story and to "set themselves FREE!" This memoir was a short two hour read for me but it's two hours that was very well spent. I would highly advise anyone who has been impacted by childhood sexual abuse to read this. It will touch you deeply and it could save and change your life forever. Author JoMarie Lawson has great command of her communication skills, as she courageously and effectively tells a story that lays out the raw truth in a way that frankly, I have never experienced in a memoir before. This is a story I will never forget. I applaud Lawson for breaking the veil of silence and for her talented skills as a writer. This easily is a must read!

I give It's My Story to Tell 5 out of 5 stars.

JoMarie Lawson is a scheduled guest on The Writers Lounge Blog Talk Radio Show #133 on February 20, 2023.

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