Author Shares A New Legacy for Incest Survivors

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Lucie G. Spear turns her harrowing experience with incest into a story of an inspiring journey of recovery

Xlibris, the self-publishing services provider, announced today the release of A New Legacy for Incest Survivors. Authored by Lucie G. Spear, this book is a moving, and ultimately triumphant look into what it takes to survive incest and go on to build a life full of rich, loving relationships, and creating a new legacy.

From the ages of nine to fourteen, Lucie Spear was sexually abused by her own father. Instead of describing the details of her abuse, Mrs. Spear shares her journey of recovery, clearly explaining the loss of self and family that results from an abuser breaking the most basic of trust between parent and child. She also manages to sympathetically convey the complex inter-family dynamics that emerge once incest is revealed.

So many victims of incest remain in a downhill spiral of negativity for most of their adult life. This book will most certainly help them rise above this traumatic experience. It is invaluable to all victims and survivors, who themselves have to face the harsh realities of the past, while trying to accept that they are not to blame, or that they are not alone, in having to deal with the conflicting feelings associated with incest.

Professionals who work with incest survivors will find some guidance through the minefield of taboo and denial that tend to accompany this traumatic experience. This book serves as a source of inspiration for all individuals that want to put a stop to the senseless crime of incest and the silence surrounding sexual abuse.

“My heartfelt compassion and understanding goes out to all incest survivors. The mind, body, and soul know that there is a right way to love and be loved. I dedicate this book to all of you, for your courage in changing your legacy,” says the author.

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About the Author
Lucie G. Spear is a mother of one (and a proud grandmother of two), a sister to eight siblings, and most importantly an incest survivor. She lives happily with her partner of fourteen years in a small town outside of Ottawa, Ontario. For this first book, because incest permeated several generations of the author’s lineage, the author uses a pseudonym to protect the family’s privacy. This is to allow her siblings and relatives the time and space to heal without undue pressures from outside sources.

The pseudonym derives from the author’s actual middle name, Gertrude, which means “strength of spear”. This name has given her the strength and courage she needed to publish this book and pierce the silence on this senseless crime done to children. At the age of 56, the author shares with her readers, without going into the details of the abuse, the steps that she has taken to heal and recover from the sexual abuse she suffered at the hands of her father.

A New Legacy for Incest Survivors * by Lucie G. Spear
Publication Date: March 10, 2011
Trade Paperback; $19.99; 168 pages; 978-1-4568-8432-1
Trade Hardback; $29.99; 168 pages; 978-1-4568-8433-8
eBook; $9.99; 978-1-4568-8434-5

Members of the media who wish to review this book may request a complimentary paperback copy by contacting the publisher at (888) 795-4274 x. 7879. To purchase copies of the book for resale, please fax Xlibris at (610) 915-0294 or call (888) 795-4274 x. 7879.

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