Wow, what an incredible story I just read. A memoir, The Shadows in My Heart, so inspiring and meaningful it truly touched my heart and soul. Mary Havens’ story is an inspiring and meaningful memoir about unresolved grief, sexual abuse and domestic violent, and religious rules. Mary has gone through so much in her lifetime yet kept moving forward, no matter the pain. She has been on The Oprah Winfrey show and The Mary Hanson show. She has accomplished much in her life volunteering and working with survivors of sexual abuse and domestic violence. In my opinion the definition of a true hero.