|About the Book|
Abigail stood by helplessly and watched her stepfather Joe sexually molest and abuse her mother. She never could understand why her mother would not stand up to him. When she was a teenager, Tony, a Mexican boy came to work on the farm. He was herMoreAbigail stood by helplessly and watched her stepfather Joe sexually molest and abuse her mother. She never could understand why her mother would not stand up to him. When she was a teenager, Tony, a Mexican boy came to work on the farm. He was her hope to escape from the abusive stepfather. Unfortunately, Joe discovered their love affair and got rid of the boy.Joe was furious when he discovered Abigail was pregnant and turned his abusiveness on her. He raped her daily until she was too far along in the pregnancy. All hope of escape was gone for Abby, and her mother just stood by and watched the abuse. When the baby was born, Joe took the baby away and told her the infant had died. It was only years later that she discovered that her daughter had been put up for adoption.Abby and her mother continued to live with this abusive maniac until the day that Joe traded her to an old man of sixty-five, for 500 acres of land. Her mother said nothing as she stood by and watched the marriage ceremony. She was relieved that Abby was going to be away from Joe. Little did either of them know that Erick was just as bad as Joe.At the age of sixteen, Abby moved into Erick’s beautiful home. She had the best of everything and he paraded her around town on her arm like she was a queen. It was a different story at home where he chained her to the bed and beat her with a whip. She began to understand how her mother could become a lifeless, emotionless human being.Were there any good men out there? She knew Tony was a good man, but he was gone forever. Erick, during one of his drunken stupors, told her that he and Joe had taken Tony out and shot him while he was running away from them. Her dreams of Tony returning to rescue her were gone.When Erick finally died and she was free, she went in search of her mother only to find her in a pauper’s graveyard in California. She could finally do something for her mother, but it was too late. With no one left in her life and no place to go, she checked into a nursing facility to live out the remainder of her life.It was only after an unexpected visitor from her hometown brought her a letter that she wanted to return home. She had a burning desire to get back to her home and nothing was going to stop her. What she discovered when she returned was beyond her wildest expectations.