An Intense, Emotional Journey
Charlene believes she’s an ordinary housewife and mother with ordinary challenges. Gradually, she comes to realize her marriage isn’t healthy and that her husband’s treatment isn’t normal. Relying only on her own courage and the help of a few friends, she struggles to free herself and her children from a relationship that has turned their lives into a living nightmare.
Charlene soon discovers that altering her relationship is only half the battle and finding what she really needs takes just as much courage as recognizing the problem in the first place. Trusting again—and making love work—may be the biggest challenge of all.
“This novel is fascinating. I couldn’t stop reading! I had to find out if Charlene would get free and if she could love again.”
—Maria Anderson, reader and editor
“Silent Cries is an authentic and true-to-life depiction of one woman’s exodus from a life of psychological and physical servitude to one of empowerment and self-determination. This story captures the persistence and fortitude required to exit a life with an abuser without sacrificing gentleness and wisdom.”
—Donna R. B. Rogers, PhD, Licensed Psychologist, Founder, Sound for Healing Institute
What readers are saying
“About a woman with five young kids and an abusive husband and how she learned to deal with her situation and protect her kids. It is hard to believe that a spouse can turn on his wife to the point of almost killing her and yet still profess to love her. This subject was handled professionally and gives ideas for others going through spousal abuse.”
“… A lot of insight into an abusive situation and breaking out of it gives a realistic glance at the healing process and learning to fall in love again.”
“I loved this book. One if the best I’ve read for a long time. I come from a domestic battery background. It touched home.”
“Bold, brave, you have to read it! Great insights to abuse and dysfunction in families. Anastasia is also a wonderful writer. So as you’re taken through her story, a frightening one, it’s done with great skill as well. We need more people speaking out like this. She also takes us through the difficult legal process which is daunting indeed. Thank you!”
“I find myself quoting from this book. The author did her research. Thought provoking, the book is fertile ground for healing.”
“[The] book bravely explores how spirituality played a huge role in the abusive relationship allowing the reader valuable insights into this type of depravity so many suffer with… Just knowing that there are so many others experiencing this type of abuse makes the reader feel they are not alone. This benefits the victim so they can evolve and grow out of victimization into empowerment and freedom to live the type of life they deserve… This is a must read by all.”
“… This book demonstrates what an abusive marriage can look like, and is a quick and enjoyable read. It has made me aware of some signs of abuse that I never knew before. I felt sorry for Charlene, and wanted to hurry to finish the book so that I could know she made it to safety and learn what she planned for the future.”
“Charlene’s journey through a life of abuse is a riveting story. Dealing with the realization that her husband’s treatment of her really isn’t normal, Charlene starts the long road to freedom from abuse. From start to finish, I was cheering her on. A must read!”