- Paperback: 284 pages
- Paperback: 284 pages Publisher: BalboaPress (January 24, 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1452544360
- ISBN-13: 978-1452544366
My take on this book:
With "Strand of Pearls" the author allows us to see how childhood abuse shaped her adult life, until she finally finds freedom from the pain that she carried for years.
Deborah was a young girl who could never measure up to what her father expected of her. His cruelty and abusiveness towards her lasted until at the age of sixteen when she somehow finds the courage to flee her home. Unfortunately though Deborah began a journey of self destruction by turning to alcohol, because she was carrying the burden of feeling like she never measured up, after all that's what her father taught her to believe. As her drinking continues to get worse, she also finds herself in several bad relationships.Deborah shares a story that is often heartbreaking, but ultimately triumphant as the author finally finds spiritual healing, learning not only to forgive others but to find forgiveness for herself as well.
If I had to describe this book in one word it would be inspirational. Abuse and addiction is something that isn't easy to talk about, but the author shares her story in a very honest, down to earth way, hiding nothing. I found myself riveted to her story, needing to know that things would ultimately work out for her. This story will resonate with many,and give hope that there will be a brighter day for anyone who is going thru a difficult time in their life. Inspiring and encouraging, a soul stirring story that had me thinking about the author long after I finished the final page.
Reviewed for Readersfavorite.com