Author Carolyn O’Neal Douglas Reveals the Pains of a Family Shattered by Abuse

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New book shares a tear-jerking tale of finding the light at the end of a dark past

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Compelling and filled with perspective, “The Barber’s Granddaughter, and a Preacher’s Kid” is a touching story of a family enmeshed in a series of painful life events. Written by Carolyn O’Neal Douglas, this tale takes the reader to a poignant journey that reveals how poor judgment, ignorance and the wrong choices in life can lead to devastating and traumatic consequences.

Etched within the pages of this book are the trials and tribulations that illustrate oppression and abuse in all shapes and forms. A provocative and controversial story, this book illustrates how emotional scars are acquired from one generation to another. It reveals how the spirit can be tainted by the most atrocious deeds. Insightful, this work also highlights how the immense amount of fear can hinder one person from reaching his full potential.

In a period of over four decades, several lives have been damaged as a result of violence and emotional trauma. The hearts and minds of an entire family have been tainted destroying childhood hopes and dreams. The impact is tremendously overwhelming, enough that some members of the family endure irreversible transformations, whilst others suffer from the inability to move forward with their lives. A tale about the emotional scars that come out as long-term effects of persecution and mistreatment, this book is an eye-opening literary masterpiece.

Nevertheless, amidst the throes of persecution and the disturbing episodes of the plot, the overall message of this book paves way to a realization of how good things arise out of darkness. Above these excruciating human struggles stand the virtues of forgiveness and faith in God, the vital elements that can heal even the most deep-seated wounds known to mankind.

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About the Author

Carolyn O'Neal Douglas is the CEO of the non-profit organization Finding Redemption which focuses on individuals/families who have no permanent homes. She holds two Associate degrees in Human Services & Liberal Arts; a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology/Social Services; and a Master of Science degree in Psychology. She resides in San Bernardino, CA.

The Barber’s Granddaughter, and a Preacher’s Kid * by Carolyn O’Neal Douglas
Publication Date: January 9, 2013
Trade Paperback; $19.99; 186 pages; 978-1-4771-4975-1
Trade Hardback; $29.99; 186 pages; 978-1-4771-4976-8

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