This is a story of inhumanity overcome. A story in which common decency and the kindness of strangers overcomes insurmountable odds, including the worst start in life imaginable. This is a tale of the human spirit and its capacity to bend in every direction that life's stormy winds blow, but stays unbreakable. Tasha's life was by no means charmed living at the children's home where she had been left. Learning to survive there cost her dearly, as a series of assaults would lead to two abortions before she had left her teens and the loss of her wanted twins would take away her ability to ever experience motherhood.The people she loved (among them her newly-found father) would be taken from her, leaving her blunted to life. But life would change for the better and, never having let it take away her humanity, she would put the past behind her and use her wealth to build a refuge offering her own kind the help she'd never had. For Tasha had learned the hardest lesson of all - to bear the unbearable.
My name is Ruth Banda-Cauldwell. I was born in Africa and moved to London, England in 1992. I am 35 years old, married with one young son, and work as a legal secretary. I am in the final year of BSc Social Science degree and next year I embark on an MA in Social Policy and Criminology.I started to write as a hobby without any thoughts of being published, until a colleague suggested I should. My second book is underway.I feel very strongly about unhappy children, an issue that causes me great anguish.