A Mother's Survival: Finding Balance Through the Storms by Hope Brooks (pen name)
After retiring from her teaching career of 38 years, Hope sat at her computer and began writing the story of her life's journey. From a childhood marked by sexual abuse, Hope became empowered to rise above the fallout of lost innocence, marriage to a man with mental illness, and the consequences of bitter divorce on both her children and stepchildren. While dealing with her personal life, she also faced unremitting crises as a classroom teacher in the City of New York. In her last chapter, Hope comes to understand the meaning of life and gives the message to the world that no matter what we face in this world, we must never give up.