Author Michelle O’Hare’s new book “A Unicorn in my Forest, A Rabbit in my Bed” is a poignant novel centered on one woman’s long journey to recovery from childhood trauma

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Recent release “A Unicorn in my Forest, A Rabbit in my Bed” from Page Publishing author Michelle O’Hare is a compelling story of emotional survival introducing Michelle, a thirty-year-old woman seeking psychological relief after suffering a lifetime of abuse, neglect, and betrayal from the people who should have loved and cared for her.

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Michelle O’Hare is a former editor, writer, graphics coordinator, and copy editor who also served as the director of volunteers at a shelter for battered women and volunteered at a hotline and drop-in center before retiring three years ago. She has completed her new book “A Unicorn in my Forest, A Rabbit in my Bed”: a gripping and potent literary debut.

“A Unicorn in my Forest, A Rabbit in my Bed” begins when Michelle, a thirty-year-old woman, decides she needs to get into therapy because she is having a lot of problems coping with her life. As her therapy continues, she discovers that she has repressed her memories of the physical, sexual, and emotional abuse she endured throughout her childhood. Her psychologist Tim understands that due to the trauma she faced, Michelle survived the only way she could, by constructing a safe fantasy world in her head. She also learned to feel shame and guilt instead of the healthy self-esteem that would have naturally developed had she been brought up in a loving nurturing environment.

Tim creates a safe place where Michelle can become that little girl again and confront the monsters that haunted her. It is only by regressing back to her childhood and transferring all her unfulfilled needs for love, nurturing, and acceptance onto Tim that she is able to access the horrible memories of what happened to her as a child. She is also blindsided by the overwhelming anger she feels toward her mother for not protecting her.

Once Michelle is able to replace her guilt and shame with a healthy self-esteem, she realizes that all the significant men in her life have shaped her into servicing their needs, with no regard for her welfare whatsoever. With Tim’s guidance, she sees how these men have replicated her father’s abuse to varying degrees.

The book fluctuates between Michelle’s therapy sessions and her life with her abusive husband, clueless mother, young son, and schizophrenic sister; her renewed relationship with the sexual predator who molested her throughout her teenage years; and her new deceitful boyfriend.

Published by Page Publishing, Michelle O’Hare’s engrossing book is a riveting semiautobiographical tale of survival and recovery based on her own childhood and relationship experiences.
Readers who wish to experience this engaging work can purchase “A Unicorn in my Forest, A Rabbit in my Bed” at bookstores everywhere, or online at the Apple iTunes store, Amazon, Google Play, or Barnes and Noble.

For additional information or media inquiries, contact Page Publishing at 866-315-2708.

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