A child is vulnerable, accepting those closest to it: be it parents, siblings, relatives, close family, friends, and peers in institutions. When abuse or trauma happens to a child, it can scar them for life and leave them emotionally unstable; usually, these abuses happen to the most vulnerable ones, those seeking the very thing that can cause devastation in their lives: love.
My first book, series one is the beginning of the journey of freedom, understanding what happened to me as a child, but not letting it define me.
I have known Christine for a number of years now & never knew about her life story until I read her book My Secret Self, Trials & Tribulations of an Innocent. Christine’s writing is raw, truthful & heart felt & I could feel her pain & confusion as child in a family of dysfunction. I am so looking forward to reading series 2 & the continuation of her life’s journey.Maxine Jones
Reading your book has let me know who you are and I can identify with you. We all have a personal life and
My Secret Self: Trials and Tribulations of an Innocent. A very personal, honest and candid account of the writer’s upbringing. It must have taken a lot of courage to write this book and it shows that no matter what our upbringing this is not what defines us as an individual. I look forward to reading book 2.
Bolton Point, NSW, Australia
I found Christine’s story intriguing as we traveled through the unfolding years of her very difficult childhood, from a very young age to becoming a teenager. I found it well-written and easy to read as she describes her inner thoughts, fears and coping mechanisms with regard to the emotional and physical abuse within her family relationships. Her experiences were not written in a way as to render them depressing or repugnant, but rather in keeping the reader’s interest and to wonder about what would be next in her life.
Christine ends her book with an explanation of new-found clarity from where she’s now at in her life. I look forward to reading the next series of books taking her through the years until the present time.
Islington, NSW, Australia
“My Secret Self” by Christine Cowin is a delightful book and very well written. It flows easily because it’s so exciting and it is written with great knowledge of language and the flow of the words is brilliant. Christine has written her story in a chronological order about her childhood and that in itself is an absolute delight, even with those in her family and the things they used to do. In the background is trauma… continue readingHolly
This book is a million light years away from my accustomed reading list. That said, this is a
I am reading Christine’s book and I know a lot of people will relate to this beautiful book wrote from the heart. Christine is a lovely lady and a great writer. I highly recommend this book.
I thoroughly enjoyed reading Christine’s book, her story. From the very first words, I was captivated and I couldn’t stop reading about her life – her experiences and inner thoughts that have made her the person she is today. It’s an extremely personal, honest and open story. I feel I have relived it with her. It has made me think about my life differently and has opened up my mind to what has happened and is happening in my own life. Thank you Christine for sharing this part of your life and for opening my mind to my life. I can’t wait for the next part of your story.
Toronto, NSW, Australia
“My Secret Self: Trials and Tribulations of an Innocent” is a story many of us have and can relate to, but are not yet ready to tell. This raw and brave account encapsulates the layers of confusion that features in a traumatic
Rathmines, NSW, Australia