Carolyn S. Hennecy is the author of ORANGE BLOSSOM WISHES: Child Molested, Woman Abused─Her Victorious Journey to Freedom. Released in conjunction with National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Orange Blossom Wishes has been recommended by mental health counselors, rape crisis interventionists, abuse shelters, advocates, agencies, pastors and others working with victims of child molestation/abuse or domestic violence.
This is Carolyn’s memoir. It is her life’s story of battling and overcoming molestation as a little girl between the ages of 7 – 15 years. It includes vivid descriptions of the domestic violence she endured as an adult in a long-term abusive marriage, and confronting a bigamous second marriage. Hennecy’s goal was not to write another religious work or “self-improvement” piece. Rather than seeing her readers as just another statistic, Carolyn enables them to recognize her as a fellow traveler who has been down the same road of victimization. She found the light at the end of that tunnel of trauma and pain leads to a future of victory, joy and healing. Her passion is now to inspire, motivate and encourage others who have been abused or molested, helping them find their own way of escape from both victimization and the victim mentality. Orange Blossom Wishes helps enable readers to walk into a better and brighter life.
Hennecy has been interviewed on nationally syndicated television and radio programs, and her story appeared on ABC Action News 2011 “Taking Action Against Domestic Violence” campaign as the opening segment. Carolyn closed the show with an encouraging message of, “Don’t quit. Never give up.” As Orange Blossom Wishes recounts her battles and victories, she shares within its pages how she managed to move out of hopelessness into an abundance of belief that life holds a specific purpose and plan for each of us. It further explains the value of forgiveness as the key to unlock the prison of power and control that abusers hold over their prey.
This autobiography is peppered with humor and southern charm, as Carolyn puts the positive twist on negatives life handed her. She encourages victims to seek and find the path to becoming victorious, rather than remaining a victim, and shares messages of hope, faith and restoration. Orange Blossom Wishes will inspire and teach others that even in the midst of anguish and distress, the future holds an abundance of joy and peace, if we are willing to release the past to go there.
Carolyn is currently working on her second book, anticipating a late-2012 release.