Thursday, June 17, 2010
Beyond the Tears: Receives 5 Star Review
6/17/2010 ***** 5 Star Review for Beyond the Tears: A True Survivor's Story appears on Amazon
Extremely Real and Vulnerably Raw
I just finished Lynn’s [Tolson] book this past weekend. I found it extremely real, honest and vulnerable. I am a Childhood Sexual Trauma survivor and I now lead support groups for women who have been sexually abused. I plan to recommend Beyond the Tears: A True Survivor’s Story as a "must read" because she [Tolson] does not hold back from allowing the reader to see the depths of her struggles as well as the immense shame and guilt that all survivors wind up carrying with them into their relationships, and careers, which ultimately becomes the victim's identity.
This book gives a voice to those who feel hopeless due to their abuse and it validates those living with fear which winds up becoming a type of invisible prison. Through it all she goes from victim to survivor and eventually to thriver. Lynn's journey helps make one realize it is possible to find freedom and more than a will to live, but to discover one's passion and begin a new road that goes beyond recovery and healing to accomplishment. (Marijo, Cincinnati, OH)
memoir, abuse, incest, depression, suicide review4TEARS