Tears of Innocence

Tears of Innocence

by T. R. Robinson

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ISBN-13: 9781530226078
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 04/05/2016
Pages: 276
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.62(d)

About the Author

I am a retired lone woman who, after a full and busy life, as recorded, just wishes to enjoy some peace and quiet. Unfortunately, age, illness and ignorant inconsiderate people do not allow me that pleasure. However, I endeavour to enjoy what I can and to remain as stress free as possible. I found it difficult to write my autobiography because of all the memories it brought back but it did occupy a fair proportion of my time over recent years, which helped me get through the darker days.

I do intend to do more writing. Initially I propose to write my grandparents and parents stories. These will be based upon actual events although there will naturally be a degree of fictional content as it will be necessary for me to surmise some of the events. I also intend to complete my own story.

I enjoy gardening. From my earliest years I have gained great pleasure in watching how plants and trees grow and develop, it is truly fascinating and exciting. How they survive harsh weather conditions both cold and hot and bud and flower again in the spring is truly a marvel. I also gain a sense of real achievement when I see seeds or stones I have planted come to fruition. And of course I love the aromas and colours of flowers and fruit tree blossoms.

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Tears of Innocence 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
kitcatlyon More than 1 year ago
Excellent Book! I was very happy to receive a gifted copy of this book by the author for an honest book review... What a powerful story of courage and overcoming. Now, let me take out the where and the when's of this storyline and focus on the main characters of this book, not all families have a functional dynamic. Yes, there is rape, abuse and many atrocities that happen within this story, but being a childhood sex abuse and trauma survivor myself, I could relate. The author gives good in-depth insights as to how a child is raised from so much pain and despair, (hints that some of what happens maybe her life experiences) is written with much conviction and detail. Maybe less graphic, as I know this book will be part of a series of this little girl to woman. I look more at the writing style, narratives, and how the reads and flows. That, the author did an exceptional job. Here book reminds me of another I read a few years back titled; 'The Chocolate Bar' about another woman's story of a little girl to adulthood and The German War. She gave us insights of being a German, not a Jewish character, and shows the impact and ravishes of The Nazi occupation and war. T.R. has done the same with this fantastic read. You will cry and feel much empathy with this book as you read, but hidden within this story is power and triumph! I look forward to the next book.
D_Donovan More than 1 year ago
The first thing to know about Tears of Innocence is that it isn't just about the author's world, but that of her ancestors as well. As the last surviving member of her branch of her family, there was nobody else to capture these memories and histories - and so she does so here, in an introduction that begins with a child abandoned in the snow and a daughter sent away from home when her mother falls ill.   At the age of five, the author's life ends. At that age she moves from a warm, loving home to uncertain circumstances, a 'found' baby brother is adopted out, never to be seen again, and because in her time there was no understanding that children held a place in the grieving process, she was pushed aside, ignored, and left to come to her own terms with her mother's death.   But that's only the beginning of her story - and the tip of the emotional iceberg, as she moves from her mother's death to a new life.   While this autobiography is steeped in family relationships, it's also about war, politics, and daily lives changed by struggle. Perhaps this is one of the facets that leads Tears of Innocence to be so striking: the juxtaposition of inner strife with equally-challenging wider world changes. It should be noted that some editing would contribute to smoother reading of this narrative, as minor grammatical errors pepper the story line ("I could’ve easily run into my captors arms."). That said, the narrative flows relatively smoothly and involves readers in the growing horrors of Nazi occupation, inhuman actions, and observations the author will never forget.   And now, neither will the reader.   Tears of Innocence is the perfect example of an autobiography that connects personal strife to wider world events. It's written with passion, it's presented with a 'you are there' feel, and it offers not just one life-changing experience, but a series of slings and arrows that the author survives. It covers the author's childhood and first part of her adult life, and it actually offers hope, as she was ultimately able to gain freedom from the disparate negative forces and patterns of her world. The battles she fights, the constant threats to her life, and the family interactions against the backdrop of war are personal and vivid, and will appeal to any who look to accounts of strength and survival against all odds.