Kissing In The Church
The raw and heartbreaking story of a Haitian-American young woman, neglected by her parents, sexually molested as a child, determined to be healed, goes on a journey of self-discovery and forgiveness.
“I am a rag doll and I belong to a deranged owner. She drags me from place to place in search of the wind. She squeezes me till my eyes bulge out. She bends me in search of her spine. She pulls me as she falls apart. She shakes me as her foundation rocks. She screams but I can only stare. She pours her tears in my hair. She cries until I drown. She smiles and puts me down. I am a rag doll and I belong to a deranged owner.”
"Kissing in the Church opened up my heart to the desperate cries of a little girl who wasn't given a chance to survive. Her journey is riveting, bombastic, and ultimately triumphant. This is the kind of book that you create book clubs for. READ IT!!!
"A beautifully written story that allows us to delve deeper within ourselves to question how we as a community care for the children we are surrounded by. I finished this book within two days since I could not put it down. My parents also read this book and realized how vulnerable children are and how we need to advocate strongly for them."
"Oh my God, this is an absolute must read. In the beginning and throughout the book I found it hard to read but even harder to stop reading because I was so emotional. To read about how much abuse a child went through starting at such a young age was heartbreaking. MacDana, to endure all that you endured is amazing. I applaud you for having the courage to tell your story. God had truly carried you. God Bless You"
"Being a mother of teens my heart ached reading every chapter. This is a must read and it put me in every scene emotionally without getting explicit or elicit details...The letters to the Father and Mother encouraged me to write a more recent letter to my parents."
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“This is the story of a remarkable young woman determined to heal her broken soul. It is a story of incredible strength and faith. A must read!”