Shelby’s life isn’t glamorous, but it is predictable—and that’s the way
she likes it. A survivor of her father’s violence, she has spent a
lifetime creating a safe existence devoid of dependence. But her
carefully managed world begins to break when, under staggering
circumstances, she becomes a single mother to four-year-old Shayla. In a
drastic attempt to escape her childhood’s influence, Shelby moves to
Germany, but she quickly discovers how intimately linked memory and
healing are—and how honestly she must scrutinize her past in order to
aspire to a richer future. As she juggles a new job, a new culture, a
new daughter, and the attention of an enterprising man, Shelby’s fresh
start becomes a quest for the courage to be not only a survivor, but
someone who prevails.

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About The Author

Born in France to an American mother and a Canadian father, Michèle Phoenix is an international writer with multicultural sensitivities. She currently works for Global Outreach Mission as an advocate for “third culture kids,” and educates stateside churches and missions organizations about the special needs of this people group.

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