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Two part mother-daughter memoir, how one woman's tumultuous journey led to many cherished moments for her daughter, through unconditional love and imagination!

PART I: 16 year old author and honor roll student living in Hawaii, shares with you her cherished memories of her first love. Entering her 7th School, in the 9th grade she discovers her first true love experience. Predictions by her mother, leading up to the moment they discover one another is an amazing story in itself! She travels back to his home country of Germany to meet his family over the Holidays and then, once again the following Summer. The many fond memories of love, hope, and travel to Germany and Italy... then, the heartbreaking decision to end their relationship, she shares with you her deepest thoughts, and how her family's support carried her through.

About the author: she comes from a large close-knit family consisting of a younger sister, 2 half brothers, 1 half sister, 1 step brother and 2 step sisters and 2 nieces. She aspires to become an architect and author.

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PART II:

In Part two, you'll travel down a more tumultuous journey, of pain, love and lost of a woman born to parents on the verge of separation. Desperate to leave the house at 18, she finds herself experiencing heartache and lost, far into her early 30's. She shares with you, her saving grace, Caroline who through unconditional love and compassion has helped steer her out of the dark on many occasions. Having a rather confused outlook on her Christian faith, she finds herself taking an unorthodox approach to "The Talk," with her daughter Cierra, found in Chapter One: Let's talk about sex!

ABOUT THE AUTHOR IN PART II: Mother to 3 beautiful daughters (16/14/5) and son (8). Stepmom to 4 amazing adults: 2 sons and 2 daughters. Step Grandma (Gigi) to 2 adorable granddaughters.

Most memorable moment during this book process: Through the countless days/nights/weeks and months of writing, reading and editing our 1st memoir, I have cried on each occasion, that I'm taken down memory lane. With each tear I cried, I felt the layer of regret and pain quickly peel away to reveal the sweet essence of strength and tenacity and most importantly, LOVE ♥

Enjoy!

nicoleraye

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NICOLE RAYE & CO.
nicoleraye

Publish Date  May 01, 2011

Dimensions  Pocket  326 pgs   Black and White printing (on cream uncoated paper)

Category  Biographies & Memoirs

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