"If I Can, You Can!"

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AuthorHouse, May 11, 2006 - Biography & Autobiography - 156 pages
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Behind the closed door of many marriages lurks terrifying abuse, and now theres a brave new book written by a woman who not only lived through itbut survived and triumphed!

Teen bride and mother Constance Turner is determined to be the perfect spouse for her husband Roy. But shortly after the birth of their child, the man of her dreams becomes the man of her nightmares and their love turns deadly. Jealous and manipulative, Roys vicious tormenting grows so cruel that he encourages her to smother her ill father and is unbelieving when she refuses. Violent and abusive, he crushes her self-esteem so that her only recourse is to pretend that everything is fine and hide her pain from the world. But when Roys rage targets their grandchild, something finally snaps, and a desperate Constance Turner begins the slow road back to healingand to herself.

Written as a collection of narrative events, If I Can, You Can, unfolds with undeniable power, painting a heart-wrenching portrait of the vicious pain and betrayal of domestic abuse. A testament to the strength of one extraordinary womans spirit, this courageous story offers bold encouragement to all abused womenand to the men who abuse themto reach for the help they need, to open their hearts and to finally start to heal their lives.


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About the author (2006)

A teenage bride and mother, Constance Turners dream of a storybook marriage soon deteriorated into a horror story of abuse by her manipulative husband. She had to bide her time for the sake of her family, before making that leap of faith into the unknown of living by herself, although her psychopathic ex-husband refuses to let her go. Thus, she proved to herself and others that not only it can be done, but, for the sake of health and sanity, it has to be done.

Determined to help others, she wrote this novel from the heart in the hope that anyone who is being subjugated and opressed, will gain the determination to escape that secret, black, evil environment. Divorced for five years, Constance Turner is now independent, free spirited, very happy and proud of her survival.

For more information, please contact Constance Turner at constance@turner-watercolours.co.uk

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