19 August 2013 ~ 5 Comments

Book Giveaway: Secret Storms: A Mother and Daughter, Lost then Found

I’m giving away a copy of Secret Storms: A Mother and Daughter, Lost then Found by Julie Mannix von Zerneck.

To enter the contest, post a comment below that you’d like to win. The drawing will be held Monday, August 26.

About the Book:
A pregnant, upper class nineteen-year-old Philadelphia Main Line debutante is confined, against her will, to a state mental hospital. She spends her pregnancy surrounded by the mentally challenged and the criminally insane. On April 19, 1964, she gives birth to a child, whom she is forced to give up for adoption.

A loving middle-class couple adopts a month-old little girl from Catholic Charities. She is adored and cherished from the very beginning. It is as though she is dropped into the first chapter of a fairy tale—but we all know how fairy tales go.

This is the story of a mother and daughter. Of what it is to give up a child and what it is to be given up. Of what it is to belong, what it is to be a family and what it is to yearn deeply, and to never lose hope—because anything is possible.

In this exquisite memoir, Julie Mannix von Zerneck and Kathy Hatfield recount the stories of their lives. Deliciously strange, surprising and sweetly funny, this tenderly written book takes us on a wild and frightening journey. Written in two distinct and deeply expressive voices, their stories seamlessly meld together in a breathtaking ending.

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5 Responses to “Book Giveaway: Secret Storms: A Mother and Daughter, Lost then Found”

  1. Nancy 19 August 2013 at 9:24 pm Permalink

    Sounds like an interesting book. I would like to be the winner!

  2. Terrie Morinaga 20 August 2013 at 2:47 pm Permalink

    I love to read and this book sounds really interesting. I would like to win this book as well.

  3. Candy 26 August 2013 at 10:58 am Permalink

    Congratulations Terrie! Your book is in the mail.

  4. Terrie Morinaga 26 August 2013 at 3:21 pm Permalink

    WooHoo! Looking forward to getting the book and then finding time to sit down and read it. Its ok it might be one of those book reading marathon saturday nights. Read til you hear the birds chirp and the sun comes up!

  5. Terrie Morinaga 26 August 2013 at 3:22 pm Permalink

    I forgot to say Thanks Candy – and thanks to the book publisher too.


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