“It’s what daddies do with their little girls,” he explains, “every little girl does it. But it’s a secret, and you must not talk about it.”
Cassie was too young to remember when her father started abusing her. With no one to turn to in a house where her father ruled with an iron fist and her mother only saw her as a rival for her husband’s affection, she married a man she didn’t love in order to escape. When she eventually confessed her secret, her husband abandoned her and the children. They were soon taken into care as Cassie fell to drinking. Now would begin the biggest challenge of her life: winning her children back and working to eclipse the pain of her childhood.
This is the heartbreaking true story of a little girl that just wanted to be loved.
About the Authors:
Cassie is now a carer for the elderly, with a good relationship with her sons. Although she has had to accept that she will never have a physical relationship, she has found a way to move forward from the horrors of her past, and would call herself a happy woman.
Toni Maguire has published two bestselling books which covered her own story, Don't Tell Mummy and When Daddy Comes Home. Her success encouraged others who had kept their childhood secrets hidden to approach her and she has so far co-written five memoirs. Toni lives in the UK and has lived in Ireland.