This is my daddy, and I want him to love me . These words encapsulate the torment of a little girl who is made to believe that in order to be loved she has to submit to anything that is asked. The girl grows up; she becomes a mother. But the damage is done and the time-bomb keeps ticking until the birth of her daughter, almost 30 years later, when it throws her into a series of events that change her forever. Through a combination of engaging prose and compelling poetry, this heartrending story illuminates both with sadness and joy, the trials this woman endures in her struggle to overcome the anguish of her childhood - a journey that culminates in triumph.