Resilient Ruin A memoir of hopes dashed and reclaimed A teenage girl breaking free A cunning classmate on the prowl Can she recover after they collide Orphaned as a child fourteen year old Laura finally rebels against her abusive guardian No longer will

  • Title: Resilient Ruin: A memoir of hopes dashed and reclaimed
  • Author: Laura McHale Holland
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  • Page: 419
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  • A teenage girl breaking free A cunning classmate on the prowl Can she recover after they collide Orphaned as a child, fourteen year old Laura finally rebels against her abusive guardian No longer willing to tolerate the violent tirades and imprisoning restrictions at home, Laura lives on dreams, rock n roll, and kisses in moonlight She believes whatever comes next caA teenage girl breaking free A cunning classmate on the prowl Can she recover after they collide Orphaned as a child, fourteen year old Laura finally rebels against her abusive guardian No longer willing to tolerate the violent tirades and imprisoning restrictions at home, Laura lives on dreams, rock n roll, and kisses in moonlight She believes whatever comes next can t be worse than what she s already endured.Her hope for a normal life is ripped away when a predator reels her in With her heart shattered and her confidence destroyed, Laura plunges into a downward spiral Substance abuse and risky sexual behavior lead to depression and years of heartbreaking consequences Laura s dark path begins to threaten her survival Yet survive she does, with little of what she longs for, but all that she needs to start building a better life.Resilient Ruin A memoir of hopes dashed and reclaimed is a deeply moving personal story It pops with details of American life in the Sixties and Seventies and takes readers on a rocky but ultimately inspiring journey If you like tales with brave, unaffected heroines striking scenes and characters and pacing that keeps you turning page after page, you ll love Laura McHale Holland s masterful memoir of survival and learning to forgive.

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    1. "Resilient Ruin: A Memoir of Hopes Dashed and Reclaimed" indie author/novelist Laura McHale Holland continues her coming-of-age story following her 2011 "Reversible Skirt: A Memoir". The story continued through the adversity of severe emotional neglect and abuse under her stepmother, who's health was beginning to fail. Pretty and relatively popular in high school, Laura would discover smoking, alcohol, and light drugs; predictability leading her to make some poor choices. As she matured, Laura r [...]

    2. Resilient Ruin is a captivating coming-of-age story about a teenager who breaks away from her abusive stepmother and spirals downward into depression, drug and alcohol abuse, risky sexual behavior and involvement in a cult. I was hooked into this story from the first page and carried along to the end by a fast- paced plot, believable, dynamic characters, and vivid sensory details. I came of age in the 60s so could easily relate to the times. As a reader, I felt like I was watching a movie from t [...]

    3. Note: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest, unbiased review. This memoir is a compelling page turner that reads like a crisply crafted novel. Chronicling her teen and young adult years, in the 1960s and early 70s, Holland's story is one of darkness and light. The darkness: a mentally disturbed and thus abusive guardian, predatory adults, a need to seek romance with uncaring boys, running away, drugs, cult recruitment, and suicidal thoughts to name a few. The light: sisterhood [...]

    4. Laura sent me this book in advanced and I am so glad she did!Laura's journey was not an easy one. I imagined my mother the entire time I was reading this memoir. So many stories from my mother sounded similar to Laura's experiences. It was definitely a different time and I honestly can't imagine growing up or finding myself in circumstances like Laura's. Laura is resilient and her experiences could be very helpful to others today.

    5. ‘Mommy will let me in eventually; the neighbours already peeking from curtained windows, would talk if she didn’t.’Laura McHale Holland was orphaned as a child. She and her sisters lived with their stepmother. As the youngest, Laura lived there longest. Sadly, Laura’s stepmother was abusive. When Laura was fourteen, she rebelled. This is Laura McHale Holland’s account of her life as a teenager, of her life from 1963 to 1972.What makes Laura’s story inspiring is that she survived a se [...]

    6. The title of this book, Resilient Ruin, seemed intriguing to me when I first bought the book, but I put it aside for a while. I wasn’t in the mood for a memoir, at least right away. At the time, I was reading a good fiction book, and I continued down the fiction road for a time before I picked this one up. I was in the mood for a change. After reading the first few chapters I was surprised to learn that Laura McHale Holland’s life story is the perfect back drop for a great fiction read, with [...]

    7. The summer of free love, sex and rock music set the background for Laura’s descent into self-torture as she moves from being a teenager to a young adult. Exploration with sex and drug lead to an abusive relationship far from the Catholic life she was expected to live. This memoir covers Laura’s life between June 1963 and September 1972, her relationships with a stepmother, sisters, and several men. This is an ugly coming of age story set during a time of national and personal crisis.

    8. Laura McHail Holland's memoir, "Resilient Ruin" reads like a well written novel. It almost seems like a Cinderella story. She keeps trying to overcome her wicked stepmother and sisters but instead of finding Prince Charming; she picks a series of losers. Will Laura find find her rainbow before the conclusion of her story? You must keep turning the pages to find out.

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