At the age of fifty, Claire Matthews appeared to have mastered the American dream. She was married, financially secure, and a professional at the top of her field. She had known for some time, however, that personal happiness was elusive. Her marriage, her third marriage, was a miserable failure.
Determined to find peace in her lifetime, Claire braced herself for a pitched battle with her own demons. She divorced her angry, alcoholic husband and sought help. Therapy with a highly skilled psychotherapist took her to the limits of sanity as she uncovered her wildly abusive childhood and the terrible consequences of that abuse. From the Ashes of Love is her story of survival, growth, and triumph through unbelievable adversity. But first, she had to travel back in time, back to her family home, to re-live her life with a psychopathic mother and a father who refused to interfere.