Sins of the Mother

Sins of the Mother

A Heartbreaking True Story of A Woman's Struggle to Escape Her Past and the Price Her Family Paid

Book - 2015
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Irene Kelly was brought up in poverty and abused by her mammy from an early age. But home life was still better than the time she spent in one of Dublin's industrial orphanages. In that harsh regime she was beaten and sexually assaulted. Set to work in the nursery, she saw the nuns treat the babies with horrifying cruelty.As an adult those experiences haunted Irene. When she fell in love with Matt, who was fighting his own demons, they moved to England for a new start. They wanted their daughter Jennifer to have a better life, but in trying to protect her by hiding their past they only succeeded in pushing her away. Until, one day, Irene had a phone call from Ireland that changed everything... Sins of the Mother is a powerful and inspiring story of a family whose love was tested but never broken, who finally found the strength to heal the past.
Publisher: London :, Pan Books,, 2015.
ISBN: 9781447291534
1447291530
Characteristics: 320 pages ; 20 cm
Additional Contributors: Weitz, Katy

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Jul 23, 2017

Truly heartbreaking and disturbing, the acts themselves are horrific but the fact that no one will be held responsible is unconscionable. What is wrong with the monsters who committed these crimes and all the people who ignored the children's pleas for help. Makes me very sad for the human race.

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