New Book Takes Readers Inside the Life of an Abused Child

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Author reveals her personal story of pain, sorrow, forgiveness.

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It was the hope to prevent future victims of abuse that led author Jeanne Byrns to write her memoir, "The Eyes Have It" (published by Trafford Publishing). Detailing her years of abuse – physical, sexual, mental and emotional – Byrns opens her life to the reader in this deeply personal exploration.

“The book is not simply a journal of wrongs and injustices,” explains Byrns, “but that of overcoming and changing my life. My struggles to understand why I was a victim and to forgive my tormentors helped me to become a stronger person and also to become a person other wounded survivors turn to for comfort.”

Depicting her uncommon family dynamic and her struggles to overcome her childhood as an adult, Byrns reveals a unique coming-of-age story that illustrates the power of the human spirit to heal and, ultimately, to flourish.

“How could someone experience so much misery, neglect, and abuse and yet become a person capable of such warm, loving relationships? Find Jeanne’s secret and let it inspire your relationships.”

  • Charlotte Battin, M.A., counselor; State of Florida Governors Award for Associate Master Teacher

“Painful … wise … poignant … A rare look into the horror of child abuse through the eyes of a victim.”

  • Amelia Grey, author of A Taste of Temptation and other books

“An amazing journey through extreme abuse, neglect, and poverty to a life of purpose fulfilled by love, creativity and service to others. A true story that will give hope and encouragement to all who read it and especially to those whose circumstances seem hopeless and insurmountable. A testimony to faith, endurance and God’s unending grace and mercy freely bestowed on those who ask and those who seek.”

  • Sandra Piscani, R.N., B.S.N., M.N., Formerly Staff Counseling Specialist, University of Minnesota Teaching Hospital and Clinics

About the Author
Jeanne Byrns is a successful sculptor, artist and medical assistant. She is a mother of five and grandmother of five. She has overcome a history of mental and emotional torture, as well as physical and sexual abuse. The Eyes Have It is her story of what happened and how she overcame that abuse.

Trafford Publishing, an Author Solutions, Inc. author services imprint, was the first publisher in the world to offer an “on-demand publishing service,” and has led the independent publishing revolution since its establishment in 1995. Trafford was also one of the earliest publishers to utilize the Internet for selling books. More than 10,000 authors from over 120 countries have utilized Trafford’s experience for self publishing their books. For more information about Trafford Publishing, or to publish your book today, call 1-888-232-4444 or visit


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