The September's Child entire story's ultimate purpose is abuse awareness. Neglect and abuse can happen in any home. This is the trilogy that includes all three books.
That Silver Lining is the final chapter. With That Silver Lining the once little girl, now C.A. Staff, revisits her past by rewriting her first two books, using her given name. (Only her adopted family name is made up.) Mrs. Staff carries on with the third, concluding with dealing with the present. This all in one version includes in depth details of C.A. Staff's childhood, and should not be read by those who may be timid.
From neglect to abuse this little hero survived it all. She learned to become an emotionless child, to live another day, ultimately to tell her story. A story stained with tears, and filled with heart aches that haunt her yet today. That Silver Lining shows how abuse and neglect effected C.A. Staff far into her adult life. Trust issues tend to end friendships. Relationships are nearly impossible, because abused / neglected people tend to view themselves as unworthy of being loved. C.A. Staff's adopted mother Harriet brainwashed her daughter into believing that she was worthless.
C.A. Staff was forced to once again deal with her past after her two eldest son's father passed away.
Mitch lived the life of a homeless person for nine years. He never attempted contact with his family. At the time of his death the state of Florida had to contact his potential relatives. Thereby bringing that grief filled balloon back to C.A. Staff.
Read That Silver Lining: The Past Returns and step into the shoes of Mrs. C.A. Staff through the years to experience a page - turning, heart wrenching story.