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Time Tells Tales: Tale Three - Theresa's Tale

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Theresa's Tale tells of forbidden love. She is the illegitimate daughter of Catherine and Alfred. She is raised by catholic nuns in an orphanage in county Kerry where she was born, taken from her mother before she had chance to even glimpse her bastard child. Theresa is a troubled child who is bullied and beaten by the Nuns who see her as a child that is no good, scared and useless. The local priest who is attached to the church and the orphanage plays a big part in keeping this child from knowing her heritage and her parents as it is only him, Joseph Bennett, who has all the answers to all the secrets and lies. We follow Theresa as she is moved from home to home coping with abuse, lack of love or any true affection and generally having miserable existence. Will Theresa ever find out who her real parents are? Why was she left in the hands of those cruel nuns? What is true love and would anyone want to love her?
Theresa runs away to England, to London and is dragged into the world of prostitution and drugs, her only way to survive on the streets. A familiar face, her childhood abuser, rescues her! Theresa is pulled into another world of paedophilia and child slavery. She slowly plans to exact her revenge on her ‘devil incarnate’ while helping as many of the kids he 'rescues', in the name of God, to escape their horrible fate. Theresa does this with the help of Brian and Mary, a brother and sister who befriend her. It is with Brian she has her first glimpse of what true love could be. Can Brian love her? An abused physiologically damaged middle-aged woman with no experience of a real loving relationship?
In 1999, Theresa’s plans come to a violent conclusion but with an unexpected twist. This Tale presents us with many more questions and few answers to the ever more complicated lives of these characters in Time Tells Tales. Will Theresa ever escape the hands of her abuser and save her mortal soul? Will Brian get passed her damaged persona and love her truly? Will she live to find answers to these questions?

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