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.
Paperback: 138 pages
Publisher: The P3 Press
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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.
Now I know why some people are so strong... it's what they live through.
Patricia's story is a fine example of just that. Her life made her stronger, and made her make wiser choices.
I couldn't imagine being forced by my parents to attend college, and then leaving me there alone with no help. It would also force you to be resourceful, or bad things would happen. Patricia used what life experience she had to help get her through it all. In the end it was the wisest thing she did.
I really enjoyed this book, maybe due to my brother's recent death I need something inspirational to pick me up. It makes me want to be stronger and keep going in my own fights I fight.
~I received a copy from LitFuse. I was not compensated for my opinion.~
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