Safe from the Past Blog Tour and Giveaway!
By Patricia Miller Mauro
Published by: P3 Press
Published on: September 2010
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About Safe From the Past:
A kidnapping, the divorce of her parents, the loss of her father, temporary abandonment and extreme poverty are just some of the issues the author dealt with as a young child.
Her mother finally tells her she must go to college so she can break out of this cycle of poverty and hopelessness. But how can she when she has no money and absolutely no confidence or self esteem?
Read this true story to discover what hope, faith and determination can do to change a life.
A truly inspiring, deeply personal tale of perseverance in the face of unimaginable hardships, Safe from the Past makes clear the restorative power of an education.
Told in an open, honest voice with the deepest sincerity, the author's life story serves as a rousing inspiration to those with the desire to create a better life than the one they are currently living.
No matter how helpless you feel, everyone has the power to shape their own life.
This was a powerful and short read! I will admit- I feel a little awkward commenting on someone's life. The author is a gifted writer. Although the book is on the brief side, she writes with skill and draws the reader into the book.
I was honestly horrified by everything she went through. I found myself cheering for the author when things would come through. Her story is a great testament to God's providence.
Although the book seems to be marketed towards a Christian readership- there is only a smattering of faith talk in the book. There is no forced lesson in this book- the author doesn't spend ten chapters explaining the why of the events in her life. She lets her story speak for itself.
I finished this book in less than an hour- it is a quick read and one that I think everyone would benefit reading.
About the Patricia Miller Mauro:
Patricia worked in New York City's financial district for thirteen years in the field of securities operations. At that time, she went on to obtain an MBA from New York University. She and her husband moved to Dallas, TX in 2001 where they are raising their two children.During her time in NY, Patricia wrote an article entitled "A Tribute To My Mother" which was published in "The Recovery Journal" in 1999. Her book is a continuation of that tribute and serves to spread the message to those in similar situations that good news is on its way to children considering a higher education but who are afraid to dream. For more information please visit, www.patriciamaurobooks.com.
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Thank you to the author and Litfuse for providing me with a free copy to review. Check out the rest of the stops on the Safe from the Past blog tour here.