New Book Portrays A Girl’s Journey To Escape A Tragic Past Of Abuse & Violence

stranger-called-lifePERTH AMBOY – Child abuse is a severely traumatic experience that can scar a person for life. The road to recovery, to healing, is fraught with great difficulty, and overcoming the obstacles that come with it may take a lifetime. Author Edith Mitchell portrays this hard journey with her new book, a tale of love and pain, death and redemption, a story that will introduce readers to “A Stranger Called Life.”

Mitchell, who lives in Perth Amboy, is a member of Rescue House of Prayer and she often attends the Cathedral Baptist Church in Perth Amboy. She has a great interest in volunteering for anti-domestic violence efforts.

“A Stranger Called Life” is a realistic story that touches a lot of issues dealing with absent parents, sexual abuse and the dark side of foster care. Mitchell shows the difficulties of healing, and how faith and forgiveness can overcome obstacles to recovery.

The novel follows the life of a girl named Heaven, whose mother was murdered in a robbery attempt. When her father seeks vengeance on the killer, he abandons his daughter, and Heaven ends up growing up in foster homes, environments rife with abuse and neglect. This almost destroys her, but she finds reprieve when a caring social worker takes her to a loving home. This does not last, however, as her past comes back to haunt her, threatening to destroy her entire life.

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