Silence can be LOUD.
Maddie's story raises the time-honored question of nature vs. nurture. "Parent abuse can take on many forms, from physical, emotional, and verbal, to financial abuse."
Parents abused by adult children suffer silently, shamed to the marrow by words, acts, and blows that pierce through their imagined bubble of safety and kidnap any notions they had of sharing a mutually loving relationship with their children.
Maddie loved her daughters unconditionally … until, as a financially depleted and physically bruised senior citizen, she was forced to cut ties permanently with her adult descendants. Maddie’s cruel and dysfunctional upbringing prompted her to smother her children with love, to soften the blows of life, even when consequences would have been a healthier, more effective choice.
Were Maddie’s children tailored from the fabric of her soft heart to abuse and take advantage of their mother, despite her enduring passion to love and support them … regardless of the consequences? Or were they impelled to abuse their mother because of biochemical disorders and volatile eruptions in their neural centres?
Perhaps Maddie’s children were born out of a fragile fusion of the two. In this book (inspired by actual events) you will feel Maddie’s turmoil as her callous children … who do all they can to hold power over her bottomless well of love … develop into brutal adults, and you will applaud Maddie’s courage when she finally pushes shame aside and reaches her climactic endpoint.