When a destructive affair with an older, married man ended in sexual assault, Linda was grateful her husband took her back. That reconciliation was short-lived. She quickly found herself drawn to another older, married man. Even though he was selfish and controlling, she needed to be the one he chose. She got her wish. Shortly after he proposed, the return of her repressed memories of childhood sexual abuse almost destroyed Linda and their relationship. Linda hung on and they married, but every two years he left her. She always took him back, even after he moved in with a man who had been charged with possession of child pornography. Why did Linda seek out and cling to these unhealthy relationships? Would she ever find the strength to let go?
With over 50 professional endorsements, Entrenched has been called “an important addition to the literature of abuse and recovery.” The book is a recommended resource by DomesticShelters((dot)org and a training and intention resource at domestic violence services and rape crisis centers as well as therapists and counseling centers. Entrenched has been ranked #1 in Best Women’s Empowerment Books, #1 in Beautiful and Brutally Honest Memoirs, #8 in Inspiring Women, Real or Unreal, 45th (out of 445) in Breaking the Silence: Talking About Violence Against Women.
About the Author
Linda Lee Blakemore is a national speaker, advocate, and author of the award-winning memoir, Entrenched: A Memoir of Holding On and Letting Go. “Entrenched is a…heart-wrenching account of a woman coming to terms with workplace sexual assault, partner sexual assault, and child abuse. In this vulnerable but empowering story…(Blakemore) proves you can get past the pain with some courage.”—San Francisco Book Review.
Magnificent Mommas Says “Linda Is An Amazing Woman Helping Others!”
Linda’s non-fiction book: Kids Helping Kids Break the Silence of Sexual Abuse also received worldwide professional endorsements. Both books are used as educational and intervention tools for women and children. Articles by Linda and about her books have been published in Seventeen and other national magazines. Linda speaks at conferences, roundtables, and libraries, and has appeared in videos, podcasts, and television. Linda offers free Survivor-to-Author writing workshops and donates book proceeds to agencies that support abused women and children.
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