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.
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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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There are children like Patricia all around us. Growing up in homes that are far from what God intended. Going to school every day hungry and trying to learn while their stomachs growl intensely. Hiding in a closet while their parents fight and suffer the effects of too much alcohol. It is a world that most of us are hidden from.
However, Patricia gives us more than a glimpse. She gives us a day by day walk through what is like to live like this. It is heart breaking to know that children are living their lives like this because parents make such bad choices.
However, it is also a good reminder that one person can make a huge difference in the life of another person. Patricia takes her mother's advice and goes to college so that she can get an education. Of course, getting an education is not as easy as her mother thinks it is. It is very expensive. A school administrator takes her under his wing and helps her with finances to allow her to finish her education. Along with her persistance, he gives her the chance she needs to make a huge chance in her life.
Patricia proves that there is a chance to be safe from your past.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from LitFuse. No other compensation was received. The fact that I received a complimentary copy does not guarantee a favorable review.