LOVE IS THE ANSWER, GOD IS THE CURE
Aimee Cabo Nikolov
Inspirational Books Publishing (2018)
Reviewed by Carol Hoyer for Reader Views (02/19)
“Love Is The Answer God Is The Cure” by Aimee Cabo Nikolov is the very tragic and at the same time very inspirational story of a woman who not only survived but prevailed against all odds. I don’t know if many individuals would be able to endure what Aimee did and still live to tell about it. Her story of abuse, drugs, poverty and neglect is sadly one that happens all too often in our world today.
As a former psychologist, this unbelievable horror, even for me, was unfathomable. As in Aimee’s story, it often happens in our own families and backyard. I applaud the author for having the strength to share her story so others might find their own strength to go on, and also for utilizing her faith to eventually find love and hope.
The author’s story was in all major media outlets in Miami for almost five years. There were those who wouldn’t believe her very descriptive accounts of sexual abuse by her step-father, friend and other family members. Her mother denied any abuse emotional, verbal, physical or sexual by her or her husband. Readers will be stunned at how easily family members turned against Aimee and her sister Michelle. In one foster home, the husband, a detective, raped her while his wife was out of the house.
My daughter lived in an abusive relationship like this for seven years, and like many readers, I asked, why? There is no one answer to that question. Abusers are very cunning. I am truly amazed at how well Aimee was able to survive mentally and physically with all she endured. All I can say is “Good for you, Aimee.”
This devastating true story is very graphic, so I do caution readers early on. But I don’t think she could have written it any other way. Each chapter begins with a prayer which shows the love and strength she has in her faith. I chose to read this book a little at a time, as I found it to be overwhelming to read all at once.
The author has written with honesty and passion, and above all else, has given readers hope if they or someone they know is experiencing this type of situation. Her story educates readers about abuse and family neglect and is truly inspirational. Hopefully, it will provide readers with a better insight into those who are in this position and how, most of all, we should not judge.
I highly recommend “Love Is The Answer God Is The Cure” by Aimee Cabo Nikolov for all individuals working in the professional field, family members, and women over the age of 14.