The Shadows in My Heart
Publisher: Tumbleweed Mask Press
Big families cultivate chaos. Mary Havens knows this all too well. One of twelve children, she grew up on a picturesque Wisconsin dairy farm. Holidays, graduations, marriages, and newborns filled the farmhouse with the light of laughter and hugs. But for Mary, the unspoken eclipsed that light. Unresolved grief, abuse, religious dogma, and secrets left her in the shadows, lost and alone. Her profound story is one of determination, survival, and the ability to rise above the fray. It is a story that will be too familiar to some and unfamiliar to others, but will pull at the heartstrings of everyone.
For any woman wondering how to find her way clear of a thicket of lies, Shadows in My Heart offers encouragement. And for any woman who celebrates having found her way free, this book is a captivating reminder of how far she has come. Honest and engaging, readers are the beneficiaries of Havens having found her voice in the storm.