Patricia Princeton's 'Holding On' Joins New York State Reading Association Book Exhibit, 10/27
Author Patricia Princeton will grace the 2013 New York State Reading Association Book Exhibit in Albany, N.Y., on October 27-30, 2013 with her informative and eye-opening book, Holding On: The Story of a Rape Survival in Light of God's Grace. This book carefully undertakes the issues and incidences of rape, assault and kidnapping which almost seems to be a daily and increasing occurrences. Princeton aims, through this book, to provide hope and power for the victims of rape and give them insights on how they can survive its disparaging effects-ranging from physical to psychological trauma.
This daring account revolves around the issues of stalking, rape and kidnapping that happened 28 years ago. It gleans from Princeton's personal experiences as a victim of these traumatic incidents and how she embarked on a transformational journey toward complete healing. In Holding on: the Story of a Rape Survival in Light of God's Grace, the author shares how she suffers the mind-numbing trauma of being stalked, captured, held prisoner, terrorized, repeatedly raped then dragged away, in full view of witnesses, to a wooded area. It is a delicate subject she couldn't speak of except in the initial statement to the police and then in the court-a horror that lasted nearly 24 hours before she was able to escape. Amidst the appalling incident, she has always seen God's presence, protection and miracles that allowed her to survive. Now, after years of recovery, and with therapy, the journey through darkness back to normal is over.
Through her story, she aims to provide significant information on the harrowing reality of rape and offers help to those who went through the same predicament. Packed with insights, messages and hope, Holding on: the Story of a Rape Survival in Light of God's Grace promises to be inspirational, helpful and encouraging to anyone needing a reason for holding on even in the face of outrageous circumstances.