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Finding Gloria Paperback – April 3, 2012
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―Cynthia J Faryon, Author of Sisters Torn & Freelance Writer
The courage to expose the best and the worst of oneself for all the public to see is a rare strength. Marianne shows that strength page after page.
―Dan Guetre, Publisher
This is a story of a woman's undying need to be recognized and loved, and to love. It's about a woman who survives poverty, homelessness and depravation, only to rise above those conditions to find forgiveness, humanity and self-worth. - James Kostelniuk, Author of Wolves Among Sheep & Freelance Writer
Finding Gloria is the memoir of a woman who was given up at birth, experienced physical and emotional abuse and makes her way through a difficult journey to a happier present. The title is appropriate to the story and the author should be commended for recording this tale of extreme suffering and her journey out of the ashes. Many people say they want to write a book but this author followed through when most do not. That the author was able to reach the present with a loving and forgiving heart is a testament to her strength. 20th Annual Writer's Digest Annual Self-Published Book Awards
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Top Customer Reviews
Several times I got goose bumbs relating to what was said.
When I started raising my children I was so afraid of making mistakes that would mess them up for life. My mother in law told me... I'd make mistakes,we all do, but children are resilent! Mine turned out good.... And from reading this story I can see just how resilent children can be.
Thank you for sharing, this put a lot of things in perspective for me in my own life!
Well written and worth reading.
While Finding Gloria contains many moving moments and valuable life lessons, I was especially touched by Marianne's determination to make something of herself and provide a good home and loving family life for her own children, even during some of the darkest moments of her young life. An excellent read!
I'd love to see a sequel to this book, maybe five years down the road, telling more about her interaction with her birth family.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is yet another woe is poor me story by someone who can't write beyond the eighth grade level. It reads like bad fiction. A waste of time and money.Published on October 13, 2013 by Amazon Customer
Finding Gloria is the true story of a young girl who grows up in abusive home and how that experience shapes her adult years. Read morePublished on April 28, 2013 by Trish (I read too much!)
Marianne stepped up to a huge challenge of survival. Thank God for His infinite Love and sending someone to share Him with her! Read morePublished on March 16, 2013 by allconsoffun
A very engaging story, Marianne has a very personal writing style that makes you feel that you really know her.Published on March 4, 2013 by Jocelyn Lequier
This book is for people with a heart because you should be able to feel Marianne's problems and struggles right along with her. The way the book is written is great to. Read morePublished on March 3, 2013 by MaryAnn
was great to do business with. received in the mail fast . great packaging. would buy from again. received in great condition.Published on February 15, 2013 by Lorilyn Friesen
This book is a must read for any survivor of abuse. Marianne experienced so much heartache yet even when she really wanted to she never gave up on herself. Read morePublished on January 3, 2013 by jenn
A brave and extremely honest recount from a woman who, despite having been told that she was worthless, remained determined to make something of her life. Read morePublished on January 1, 2013 by Leila Summers