New Book Tells the Effects of Child Sexual Abuse to a Single Mother

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Author Paige Walker shares a true account on her struggles as a single parent of a sexually abused child and its effects on her as a mother and a woman.

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Many accounts have been documented of the atrocities inflicted upon our young children, but little is known or documented of the effect it has on the mother and family as a whole. A true account on the struggles of a single mother of a sexually abused child and its effects on her as a mother and a woman are in the book titled "The Broken Road" written by Paige Walker.

This book took on a life of its own when the author started writing a journal of her daughter’s disclosure and became her catharsis. Its true creation came about after she discovered a lack of support for parents in the community, which grew into a passionate desire to acknowledge and validate the struggle for parents who have to endure the aftermath and devastating effects the abuse has on their child and themselves.

After reading this book, readers and parents in particular will believe, that one day, they will also get through this similar situation and that even during their darkest moments, they will be able to call upon their inner strength to see things through to the next day.

Furthermore, it hopes that through this book, society will recognize the devastating effect sexual abuse has on mothers and that more appropriate support systems should be put into place to support and counsel these women through this harrowing experience. Indeed, life will never be the same again after a child’s disclosure, but, with love, professional guidance and community support, life can become bearable once more, though the scars and memories will always remain.

This book will be featured at the 2012 Book Expo America in New York City on June 5-8, 2012.

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The Broken Road * by Paige Walker
A Mother’s Journey
Publication Date: April 22, 2012
Trade Paperback; $34.99; 138 pages; 978-1-4653-9638-9
Trade Hardback; $54.99; 138 pages; 978-1-4653-9639-6
eBook; $3.99; 978-1-4653-0613-5

Members of the media who wish to review this book may request a complimentary paperback copy by contacting the publisher at 0800-891-366. To purchase copies of the book for resale, please fax Xlibris at (09) 353-1455 or call 0800-891-366.

For more information, contact Xlibris at 0800-891-366 or on the web at

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