Author Janice Romney, a cousin of former presidential candidate Mitt Romney,
has penned the true, harrowing account of how domestic violence impacted her life and shares a uniquely inspirational story of a family’s decision to unite and find healing through the power of love in her new nonfiction, "Beyond the Power of Love: A Woman’s Journey through Betrayal of Religion and Spousal Abuse." The book was released this past November and a timely read during Women's History Month.
Domestic violence occurs in every segment of today’s society; no group or community is
immune from it. According to Romney, more than one in four young women are the victims of it and 30 percent of girls between 15 – 19 who are killed are murdered by their boyfriends. These sobering statistics, combined with the author’s own personal experience, were a powerful catalyst for writing "Beyond the Power of Love."
"Beyond the Power of Love" looks at the emotional and physical effects of abuse as well as the suppression of women using religious indoctrination and the importance of breaking the code of silence. Romney also discusses the long-term impact of domestic violence on children who grow up witnessing it.
Janice Romney is an acclaimed speaker and inspirational voice for women. Since 2004, she has mentored women in crisis from spousal/partner abuse and taught high school students the risks of teen dating violence. For more information, visit www.janiceromney.com.