Walking Over Eggshells is a well-written poignant memoir about a woman’s struggle to hold onto her self-esteem while her narcissistic mother endlessly tries to tear it apart. Lucinda tells her story from her abusive and difficult childhood to her life with a betraying husband who leaves her poverty-stricken in a foreign country with two children.
Lucinda writes with brutal honesty about her home life and what it was like to suffer emotional and verbal abuse on a daily basis. Even after Lucinda married Jeremy, a charismatic, but cheating and irresponsible husband, her mother’s scoldings and put-downs never ceased. Lucinda had a painful life and even though her story is compelling and downright amazing, it is not an emotionally easy book to read.
However, despite her mother’s abuse and her husband’s betrayal Lucinda was able to reclaim her self-worth and become quite accomplished. Kudos to Lucinda. She sends a clear message to her readers, self-blame is destructive and belongs with the abuser, not the victim. Lucinda gives hope to those who are still hurting, by sharing her life and proving that even after abuse, happiness is still possible.
~5 out of 5 stars~