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To Hurt and To Hold: The Start of a Woman's Journey To Self-Discovery
     

To Hurt and To Hold: The Start of a Woman's Journey To Self-Discovery

by Norma O. Hines
 


As Sylvia Longmore reflects on her years of suffering in an abusive, troubled relationship, she slowly comes to realize that her inappropriately chosen husband could not have carried out such sustained perversions if she had not enabled him. The story, set in Jamaica and Canada, has all real characters, except Reason.

Sylvia, a Christian and mother

Overview



As Sylvia Longmore reflects on her years of suffering in an abusive, troubled relationship, she slowly comes to realize that her inappropriately chosen husband could not have carried out such sustained perversions if she had not enabled him. The story, set in Jamaica and Canada, has all real characters, except Reason.

Sylvia, a Christian and mother of two is an educator and an artist and she also dabbles in real estate development. She marries the opportunistic, penniless, uneducated, younger, divorced and charismatic David Farisey with his great gift of glib. He dishonours the wedding vows and deceives her on every detail crucial to making the marriage successful. David moves into Sylvia's house, then attracts a swarm of unwanted people into her space.

Sylvia gives David a make-over and he becomes a church deacon. He then lies profusely to hide dark secrets, for self-embellishment and to vilify Sylvia. He depletes her investments, mistreats her and damages her health. Frequent Canadian vacations, constantly revive her mentally and physically.

This is a story of treachery and deceit, exploitation and extortion, abuse, betrayal and adultery. Yet, by the time it ends it will be one of survival and self-discovery, of healing and forgiveness.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940149597765
Publisher:
FriesenPress
Publication date:
03/20/2014
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
200
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author



Norma O. Hines is an educator and artist who has been teaching art, training teacher-candidates, painting pictures and writing award-winning literary pieces in Jamaica for the past fifteen years. This, her first novel, is the beginning of an introspection to determine why she acted against her better judgement in one of the most important life-decisions. As she embarks on this journey, she invites other women to share her experience and avoid her pitfalls. Norma O. Hines now lives between Kingston, Jamaica and Toronto, Canada and will be focusing on a writing career for the future.

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