More than thirty years after the conviction of her father for sexual abuse, author Sherrie Watkins shares a heartbreaking and harrowing account of the abuse inflicted upon her during the sixteen years of her childhood. In this memoir, she provides intimate details of what it was like being raised by someone who had more than discipline in mind.
Watkins' story begins in 1968. Eight years old, she lived with her parents Ronald and Beverly and her three sisters in Grand Rapids, Michigan. In Touching Temptation, Watkins reveals the details of her father's brutal personality and his sexual abusiveness beginning with her first memory. This memoir discusses her fears and anxieties as she struggles to protect herself and her sisters from her father's advances.
Offering a unique perspective on issues of familial abuse and neglect, Touching Temptation follows Watkins as she finds the courage to leave home, contact authorities, and press charges against her father. It's a story of overcoming shame and fear to learn to live and love.