Book review: Safe From the Past by Patricia Miller Mauro

Safe From the Past
Patricia Miller Mauro
Contemporary Fiction

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.

My thoughts:

I really enjoyed this story. I picked it up and was done reading it in two hours! I found it to be incredibly interesting look into poverty and how to overcome it. My husband is a college student right now so I could relate to some of the hardships the author went through. It was a great read for me to see past my life and realize that we never know what others may go through. I hope that I am kind and can offer help to anyone in a similar situation. I would give this book 4 out of 5 stars. Reading this book made me realize just how important my job as a mother is. A mother shapes so much of the person we will become. Anyway, a great fast read!

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