Friday, December 10, 2010

Spotlight-- Beneath The Silver Lining by Amanda Wolfe

On the outside, her family appeared to be a one big, happy family. Their house, with her parents, three sisters, and two brothers, is an epitome of the simple yet fulfilling life lived in a humble town. But as the author would soon discover, her childhood was in fact a nightmarish phase that she would always be running away from. Growing up as a carefree girl, Wolfe was struggling to comprehend why she was reared in a family where children are deprived of their right to know the truth, adults are always right, and smoothing out a misunderstanding is never an option.

At the young age of nine, she started experiencing cruelty at the hands of her father, the man who had not only abused her emotionally, but physically and sexually as well. Her mother, whom she tried to acquire love from, was a stern woman who refused to see her husband’s mistakes. As if her odd relationship with her parents was not enough, Wolfe also had to deal with inner secrets that involved creepy characters from the afterlife. Feeling tormented, confused, solitary, and even filthy, this naïve girl was yet to be transformed into a strong-willed woman who was cynical about love and who had to depend on no one but herself in facing more of life’s bitterness.

The first of a series of three, Beneath the Silver Lining Trilogy: Secrets of the Black Box chronicles the author’s journey through a perplexing road of growing up. It was originally written as a therapy to heal her inner wounds and to let go of the pains and anger, however, it is now shared to bring inspiration to readers, especially women.

I am a sucker for stories like this.  I think it'll be a difficult read, but I'm definitely interested.


  1. I'm sure is difficult to read and yet I have heard many friends open up about abusive family situations. Very sad.

  2. Very sad. Sometimes hard to believe no one outside the situation notices.

    Thanks for dropping by!

  3. Thank you for your support, I hope everyone does read it. And yes Britt it still amazes me how much of it still goes on and no one notices or they turn the other way so as not to get involved!
    Amanda xo

  4. Thanks for dropping by, Amanda! Good luck!