When Because You Are a Woman was unleashed on an unsuspecting public in 2010, it tackled a tricky subject in a fresh and unique fashion.
Though the subject can be chilling and even horrific in detail, Jacki’s book gave the reader an opportunity to understand the complex issues of childhood abuse in a way which had not been approached before.
As a result, Because You Are a Woman has received numerous praiseworthy reviews:
“I have just read you book Because you are a Woman and I just wanted to let you know that I thought it was a brilliant book. I couldn't put it down. You were so honest with your story. I have read many autobiographies of survivors and have gained knowledge from them all (which greatly helps in my work as a counsellor) but I feel that yours had such depth and insights. I thought that the writing was beautiful, both your prose and poetry. It really was a delight to read, even though it was a harrowing story.
Thank you for sharing so much of yourself and in such an inspiring way. I wish you well in the work that you do for Women for Change and in all that you do in the future.”
Mary Sutton of KAM Associates Ltd, a therapeutic counselling, supervision and training organisation, said:
“I have been gripped by it, moved, saddened, infuriated, and ultimately hugely encouraged.
“The poetry that intersperses it is a particular gift, a route to the deep feelings attached to the events and people that you have experienced through your life. Thank you so much for daring to do this and for persisting with it until it was published. I'll be recommending it to our students.”
Jacky Cook, editor of Warwickshire Living, was similarly impressed.
“A brilliant read, I couldn't put it down. A truly inspirational and strong lady who is using her own experiences to help others.”
Felix Dennis, renowned British poet and entrepreneur, also took time from his busy schedule to commend Jacki on the book. He wrote:
“Thank you so much for your book Because You Are a Woman. I haven’t read it properly yet, but I have already thoroughly enjoyed several of the poems in it. Many congratulations on Because You’re a Woman and I hope it meets with a great deal of success. It certainly deserves to.”
Because You're A Woman receives a fantastic Book Review from Accord, the Christian Councellor's Magazine.
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