Press Release: June 24, 2020
“Don’t Look Back” by Barbara Anne Machin is published
A moving story of domestic violence and overcoming it
About the Book:
We all experience love and romance in life and sometimes hurt. But for some, it can be a more sinister experience of manipulation and physical abuse, this is a story of a young woman who unfortunately did experience this. Blaming herself and feeling worthless until she was too frightened to speak out. This story depicts such a marriage and how she found the strength to fight back and reclaim her life; good versus evil. Just another twist in the rich tapestry we weave as we move through life.
About the Author:
Barbara Anne Machin was born in 1940 and is the youngest of eight children. She is married and has one son, and recently celebrated her diamond wedding anniversary. She has always been interested in writing but has never attempted to publish before. A friend and her husband encouraged Barbara to send her trilogy of stories to a publisher. She writes more for a hobby and has worked all her life and still works part-time. She has held many managerial positions in large companies and does not like to be idle.
This is Barbara’s third book. Her first book is entitled “A Beloved Cousin” (2019) and her second book is “Shadow of Guilt” (2020).
Excerpt from the Book:
“Well, sir, there is no easy way to say this, but there has been an incident at your daughter’s house.”
“My Maisie!” he asked in amazement.
“Can you tell me if Maisie has been in touch with her ex-husband, Hugh Grainger, recently?”
“In touch with him, never! She never will again after how he abused her in America. She would never let him near to her again. Maisie lost our grandchild because of the beating that he gave her, she still hasn’t got over that. Why do you ask?”
“So, he has abused and beat her before?”
“Yes, but…” Maisie’s dad did not get any further.
“Now what are you saying, is Maisie all right? He hasn’t hurt her again, has he?” Gwen asked butting in before her dad could answer.”
“I’m afraid he has gained entry into her property while she was sleeping and beat her badly and if it hadn’t been for the quick intervention of her neighbours, God knows what else he would have done. They have taken her to the local hospital in Chester, so if you would like to get yourself changed, we’ll take you to the hospital.”
“Is she going to be all right?” her dad asked.
“Don’t Look Back” is available to purchase in hardback from Amazon UK at:
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The book can also be downloaded as an e-book from:
Press/Media Contact Details:
Grosvenor House Publishing
Tel. 020 8339 6060