Rene Walmsley Tells Abuse Survivor’s Inspiring Story in New Book

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‘Indiaana Rhodes...My Journey So Far’ demonstrates power of human spirit

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The Living Without Abuse website reports that one in four women will be affected by domestic abuse in their lifetime. The same source states that domestic abuse is the most common reason why people become homeless. Beyond the statistics are lives that have been shattered by trauma caused by abuse.

In this new book, “Indiaana Rhodes...My Journey So Far” (published by Xlibris UK), author Rene Walmsley narrates one woman’s journey to overcome overwhelming odds including abuse. Based on a true story, this debut publication shines with a powerful message of hope and resilience.

In this poignant memoir, readers will follow the title character, Indiaana, as she struggles to find peace and wholeness in the midst of life’s inequities. This woman’s story is riddled with many painful events: her parents gave her up to social services when she was just 2 weeks old, she suffered abuse at the hands of people who should have protected her, her marriage failed and she experienced homelessness for four years.

In spite of all the suffering, Indiaana remained hopeful and steadfast - character traits that readers will find remarkably inspiring. Walsmley wrote this book as a tribute to Indiaana and a way to empower others who are battling their own demons.

“Indiaana’s story will make you cry and it will also make you laugh and inspire you to persist in life,” Walmsley says, “It offers a perspective that actually changes how we look at life, happiness and the tools to achieve personal fulfillment.”

“Indiaana Rhodes...My Journey So Far”
By Rene Walmsley
Hardcover | 6 x 9in | 92 pages | ISBN 9781499093957
Softcover | 6 x 9in | 92 pages | ISBN 9781499093940
E-Book | 92 pages | ISBN 9781499093933
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Rene Walmsley is the pen name of Gerard Thompson. Born in Leland, Lancashire, he enjoys football, classic cars, real ale and writing.

Xlibris Publishing UK, an Author Solutions, LLC imprint, is a self-publishing services provider dedicated to serving authors throughout the United Kingdom. By focusing on the needs of creative writers and artists and adopting the latest print-on-demand publishing technology and strategies, we provide expert publishing services with direct and personal access to quality publication in hardcover, trade paperback, custom leather-bound and full-color formats. To date, Xlibris has helped to publish more than 60,000 titles. For more information, visit or call 0800 056 3182 to receive a free publishing guide. Follow us @XlibrisUK on Twitter for the latest news.

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