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#Readers, looking for #Biographies & #Memoirs? Ck out the #RRBC Catalog for some amazing reads! @RRBC_Org @RRBC_RWISA @Tweets4RWISA @nonniejules

NOTE:  All blurbs posted here are the work of the author and are taken directly from Amazon.  The RRBC team accepts no credit or critiques for these blurbs.

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To learn more about Eichin and her other books, visit her RRBC AUTHOR PAGE!

“A Mother’s Heart” 

A Mother's Heart: Memoir of a Special Needs Parent by [Chang-Lim, Eichin]

Parenting is a challenging journey, especially when raising a child who requires extra attention. There are days when it feels as if you’re trapped in a dark cave with no way out. The lonesomeness and helplessness exhaust you. You may be looking for some words of inspiration to know that you are not alone.

A Mother’s Heart is a book for any parent in a similar circumstance. This book is written by a mother raising a special needs son with a genetic disorder. It encapsulates both the elements of a memoir and a self-help book.  (More on Amazon)



“Honor & Indignity”

Honor & Indignity by Gregory D. Doering

Honor and Indignity is a nonfiction memoir that provides insight into the journey of one Marine. The narrator finishes twelve months and tewnty-five days in Vietnam, seven of those months in combat. Arriving stateside, he finds the adjustment extremely difficult and reaches out for help after arriving at El Toro Air Station. At the mercy of the naval medical system he entrusts with his care, he finds himself incarcerated and sexually assaulted by care providers in a psychiatric ward at Camp Pendleton, California. The journey continues from the end of military service to civilian life, and cover forty-plus year after-effects experienced by the veteran.



“Allergic To Life”

Allergic to Life: My Battle for Survival, Courage, and Hope by [Treat, Kathryn Chastain]

Imagine that the very food you eat and the beautiful carpet on your floors start to make you feel violently ill. Your contact lenses cause your eyes to burn and water uncontrollably. Trace amounts of mold on other people’s clothing cause you to become unable to hold a thought or get it from your brain to your mouth during an everyday conversation.  (More on Amazon)



“Lillie, A Motherless Child”

Lillie, A Motherless Child by [Hobbs, Lynn]

The true life story of Lillie Fritsche. One of sixteen siblings, born in the depression era. Lillie’s mother passed away when she was seven years old. Follow her journey from a motherless child to an inspiring woman of faith.



To learn more about Marian and her other book, visit her RRBC Author page!


“My Checkered Life:  A Marriage Memoir”

My Checkered Life by Marian Beaman

Take an intimate look into one couple’s fifty-plus-year marriage in author Marian Beaman’s My Checkered Life: A Marriage Memoir. Using a quilt motif, the author stitches together stories that make up the fabric of their daily lives: the clash of cultures, crisis in a travel trailer, surviving a robbery, and enduring financial hardship.

Discover how the author and her husband learn the art of the argument with explosions both literal and metaphorical. Observe how they find common ground through their shared faith and commitment.

This volume contains excerpts from autograph books and diaries of the early 1900s, treasured family recipes, original artwork, and restored photographs—the legacy of multiple generations as two American families merge, one from the East, the other from the West. The author connects the dots of her life backwards, with detailed reverse engineering of events to discover meaning in her life as a wife.

Readers of Marian’s first memoir, Mennonite Daughter: The Story of a Plain Girl can especially relate to her insider narrative, a closeup of one couple’s companionable union.

“Mennonite Daughter:  The Story of a Plain Girl”

Mennonite Daughter by Marian Beaman

What if the Mennonite life young Marian Longenecker chafed against offered the chance for a new beginning? What if her two Lancaster County homes with three generations of family were the perfect launch pad for a brighter future? Readers who long for a simpler life can smell the aroma of saffron-infused potpie in Grandma’s kitchen, hear the strains of four-part a capella music at church, and see the miracle of a divine healing.

Follow the author in pigtails as a child and later with a prayer cap, bucking a heavy-handed father and challenging church rules. Feel the terror of being locked behind a cellar door. Observe the horror of feeling defenseless before a conclave of bishops, an event propelling her into a different world.

Fans of coming-of-age stories will delight in one woman’s surprising path toward self-discovery, a self that lets her revel in shiny red shoes.



“Before, Afdre, and After”


When Maureen Twomey was only thirty-three years old, she experienced a massive stroke—one that took away her ability to read, write, walk, and even speak (AAAAAAAHHH!!). Well, she wasn’t about to go down without a fight. In Before, Afdre, and After, Twomey offers a sometimes heartbreaking, sometimes comical, and ultimately inspiring account of what it is to lose everything when you’re supposed to be in the prime of your life—and what it takes to get it back, piece by tiny piece.



“And The Whippoorwill Sang”

And The Whippoorwill Sang by Micki Peluso


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