New Novel Raises Awareness About the Effects of Abuse

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Author Carin Jayne Casey delivers the powerful story of an abuse victim’s tragic life

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According to ChildHelp – an organization dedicated to the prevention and treatment of child abuse – over 3 million reports of child abuse are made each year in the United States. In her new novel “My Dear Rosa Jean” (published by Abbott Press), author Carin Jayne Casey shows readers just how deep the wounds of child abuse go, and how long into adulthood those wounds can take to heal.

Rosa Jean knows little else outside of her life of uncertainty, unpredictable responsibilities and abuse. Violence shapes her life with her troubled parents – she has no hope for escape, nor does she feel that she is loved or even worthy of being loved.

When she finally escapes the abuse and horrors of her childhood, Rosa Jean never expects to find love – yet she does find love as a happy wife and mother. But the demons of her childhood are not so easily left behind, and things crumble in a divorce and a string of unhappy and unfulfilling relationships. At her lowest and most vulnerable point, a cunning and charismatic man swoops in to take advantage of her.

Rosa Jean marries this new man, who quickly shows his true colors, finding enjoyment through tormenting and torturing her. Somehow she finds a hopeful spark deep inside her, and she plans another escape from her abusive husband, finding real, unconditional love with her aunt, Grace, who shows her that she is a true child of God…and that she is loved.

“This story is designed to promote awareness, understanding and concern among individuals about serious issues that continue to prevail in today’s society,” says Casey. “Although there have been improvements over time – such as legislated stalking laws and protective orders – society as a whole needs to be exposed and educated about child abuse and domestic violence in order to cause further improvements.”

About the Author
A native of Ohio, Carin Jayne Casey moved to West Virginia as a teen. She graduated from Radford University in Virginia, the state where she now lives. Her employment career is within business management. She is blessed with two children and four wonderful grandchildren.

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