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An Emotional Read

Thank you, Fran Rowley, your 5-star review ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

The Promise is a heartfelt memoir that is both captivating and inspiring. I felt so much emotion as I followed the difficult challenges this author endured. Her strong faith and trust in God is commendable with all she had been through, and I was inspired to work to develop a deeper connection in my own life.

This was an engaging story that kept me captivated, and I highly recommend this book!

Every review helps get my story in the hands of someone who could benefit from what it has to offer. Thank you in advance for your consideration.


Posted in Our Story

”Bearing An Untold Story”

”There is no agony like bearing an untold story inside you!” -Maya Angelou

13-years old

One of the questions I get about my story, ”The Promise,” is, why did you write it?

Sometimes the agony of holding something within ourselves becomes more painful than letting it out. You know how a child often comes around pulling at their mother’s apron strings mom, mom, mom, mom! Trying to get her attention. That’s what the child inside me kept doing for years. Each time I’d begin to write what she’d show me, it seemed as if I was writing about someone else until it finally penetrated my inner core. I had learned to protect myself from what I let inside me, but I couldn’t protect myself from what already existed within. I realized as I began to write that putting it all together was something that I needed to do for me because I often wondered if it was as bad as it seemed. It was! And as painful as it was to relive, it was also healing as I faced all the fears, hurt, and anger it created in me.

Releasing the agony of the story allowed me to forgive. It freed me from being a victim of my circumstances, and in that freedom, I choose to overcome rather than fall prey to the lifestyle of dysfunction, it tried to pull me into.

My hope for putting it out there for all to read is that in releasing the agony of my own sad story, maybe someone else will find the courage to face and tell their own.