Friday, August 21, 2015

BOOK - ABUSED without Mercy - One Woman's Secret Life.

A New Book Release on Amazon Kindle 21st August 2015.

New Xulon Title Gets Message Of Abuse Out In The Open

Cozens` pens that despite struggles – nothing is impossible with God

MAITLAND, FL— Within the pages of Annie A. Cozens` new book, Abused without Mercy, ($10.99, paperback, 9781498445856) readers will discover a real life story of abuse. A young innocent girl starved for affection meets a young man, desiring for him to fill a void in her life. She believes if she gives him everything he wants then he will love her in return. In her naivety, she mistakes his lust for love. This man is a controller. This book reveals how she gets caught in a web of her husband’s abuse – at a time when problems in the home were not spoken. She is scared to talk to authorities for fear of punishment. It took years for her to realize that obeying her husband was different from allowing him to use his mouth to belittle her and his hand to strike her. Instead he should have used his heart to love her.

I want readers to understand that not only is abuse not scriptural, Jesus himself commanded us to love one another,” states the author. “Even a Christian wife is not to settle for treatment of this kind. Neither is a Christian husband to allow his wife to belittle him. This book will hopefully build courage into the reader not to accept second best in their relationship.”

Annie A. Cozens` is a wife, mother and grandmother. Having suffered hurt and shame, she hopes by writing her story will help other women from falling into that same trap. Although this is a different age in time with more education and discussion, abuse still thrives and women still remain silent. Annie escaped this marriage when she was almost fifty and went on to gain a professional career, proving you are never too old to learn. The scars remain and she has had to battle her emotions especially when made to feel inferior. She is now a semi-retired health professional and a Bible college graduate.


Xulon Press, a division of Salem Communications, is the world’s largest Christian self-publisher, with more than 12,000 titles published to date. Retailers may order Abused without Mercy through Ingram Book Company and/or Spring Arbor Book Distributors.
 From the author:
Writing a fiction love story is so much easier than the trauma of writing about my own personal experience. For that reason... it is not the greatest literary narrative.
I have retained the hidden emotions for so long that even people who have been close to me in the last twenty years have no idea about the extent of my background.    
I have learnt to laugh instead of cry and concentrate with thankfulness on my achievements and blessings. However, placing these raw emotions onto paper has been a therapeutic release.  
I don't feel it healthy to live in the past otherwise we miss the special joys that each day brings.
God placed our eyes on the front of our head to look forward to our beautiful tomorrows.
In reflective wisdom everything that happens in our life has a reason and a purpose.
My own happenings have given me a stronger resolution to support others and that's what this book is about. 
Jesus heals:



  1. Hi Mary, I have read any of Annie's work.
    Thank you for sharing.
    The review is great, God bless.

    1. First and only read. It is mainly to help others.

  2. This is sad for a person to stay in a relationship that is abusive. I met a woman who was so lonely and desired someone to converse with that she married a man who she though would fill that need. Sorry but the woman talks non stop and (in my mind I figured) the man in his mind had to shut her up and began to strangle her into unconsciousness. He cries and apologizes (the story is old) and she is still with him. Both have so many past hurts that they are feeding off each other. She was not open for help, just wanted to vent. Thanks for sharing this book with us here at Tell me a Story, and I do feel it will help others who read it.

  3. Oh dear, how terrible for both of these people... God gave us each, two ears to listen and only one mouth to speak... ranting people are so tiresome.. Our most important command is to love.. and love drives out the desire to beat up others. So this woman who over talked, and they man who strangle BOTH need to just love one another and be content.

  4. Thank you Crystal Mary for sharing this post about a subject that is often hidden from others. The woman will explain her injury by saying she fell, or ran into the door, but the truth is physical abuse. There is also verbal abuse which can come from parents or spouse. Neither is acceptable. Thank you for sharing here at Tell me a Story.