A story of survival despite all odds. One woman’s journey to discover who she is meant to be
FROM THE DAY she was born, Rose Marie Abrams was nothing more than a pawn in a sick chess game in which there would be no winner.
The players were none other than Rose Marie’s biological mother, a single parent who had been easier in the foster care system during the 1940s and ‘50s, and her foster mother, who took in children not to nurture them but to torture them and turn them into slaves. To one mother, Rose Marie was merely a doll. To the other mother, she was a captive, a scapegoat, the victim of insatiable sadism. No one wanted her for who she was, for who every child is: a gift from the Divine.
Despite the unceasing horrors Rose Marie suffered at the hands of those meant to care for her, her light could not be extinguished. In Pieces of Me, she speaks the unspeakable and reveals the hope, tenacity, and life-giving defiance that brought her dreams of freedom to life – and let her long-suppressed inner child out to play.
ROSE MARIE ABRAMS holds a BA in psychology. She was married for thirty-five years before her husband passed away and is the mother of four grown children.
I knew as Pieces of Me was a true story that it was going to be difficult to read as most usually are, and of course, this book was very difficult to read and at times very emotional.
The book starts with accounts of Rose Marie’s biological mother, how her mother died and she was placed into foster care and how Rose Marie came along and how her mother was blackmailed into signing her rights away to her little girl only to witness her child being sickeningly abused in ways you could never dream of.
Back then the system was awful, everything brushed under the carpet. Children should be seen and not heard kind of thing. Rose Marie went through hell. Totally brainwashed thinking it was ‘normal’ behaviour from her foster mother. She was told not to mix with children at school and she was a recluse all thanks to the foster mother.
This story tells of Rose Marie’s life, knowing that it wasn’t right and how for a girl that got no love whatsoever in her life as a child, became a fantastic and loving mother to four daughters and wife to her husband.
Hopefully, others can read this a speak out about their ordeals.
You can purchase Pieces of Me from Amazon UK and Amazon
To learn more about Rose Marie Abrams, visit her website: www.mynameisrose.com
Disclaimer: I was sent this book for the purpose of this review. All thoughts and opinions are my own and not influenced in any way.