Psychological Drama Describes the Consequences of Rape in Marriage
Sassy Sonja: Behind the Closed Door of Marital Rape is not an easy novel to read, but it is an important story that needs to be told.
Sonja Kent was raised in the home of a domineering, abusive father and a passive mother. Bright and talented, her life is turned upside down at age 16, when her father’s business fails and she is forced to move from Augusta, Georgia, to Jacksonville, Florida. Her college scholarship gone, and separated from her beloved aunt and grandmother, Sonja finds solace in her piano music. At church, Sonja meets Walter, the young choir director, and is swept off her feet. Instead of the escape from her brutal home life, she steps into the same trap with her new husband. Walter is sexually abusive and emotionally disturbed.
She lives a dual existence, where she publicly pretends to be a happy, while privately tries to get her husband professional help. A woman of faith, Sonja fights for her marriage. Can her abused soul finally find the peace and happiness she has sought her whole life? What happens behind closed doors can’t remain hidden forever.
About the Author
Sarah Sewell Wolters began the study of piano at age five and music was the primary method for expressing her feelings. She wrote for political reasons during the Vietnam War and later published a book of poetry. Today she is a senior citizen in Virginia with an empty nest and a brand new BA degree in technical communications. She is writing the sequel.