Amazon Customer Reviews

***** Great book with fabulous insight about life in today’s world    September 9, 2014

By Charles Mollo

I highly recommend this book for anyone going through family difficulties, raising teenagers, divorce, and/or abuses, or just for insight into life in today’s world.


***** Life With Dignity Through It All                                                                             Nov. 18, 2014     By PME                                                                                                                                         I couldn’t put this book down! My mind kept asking how she lived through all


*****Read it & Find the Balance Against Your Own Storms                    November 28, 2014

By tccolorado

An amazing and heartfelt story that is inspirational to anyone dealing with tough times. What I appreciated the most, was the fact that she never gave up. Once she established her confidence, whenever a situation came up, she was ready to deal with it. If it meant getting in the car and driving all night to reach her destination, she did it. It’s a testament to the inner strength in all of us.


***** Great Book for those who need inspiration,

October 30, 2014  By Pam

I truly enjoyed this book and highly recommend it. Hope Brooks is a brave soul who learns life’s lessons through hardships and sorrows. Her experiences and conquerings can set an example for many suffering through life’s tribulations. She is a hero. She has done so very gracefully – a class act in my opinion. And a good read!


***** Through great strength and courage,

November 9, 2014                                

By Michael Sobel

Having interviewed Hope Brooks on my TV show, Nostalgia Alley, I found her book to be very inspirational. Ms. Brook’s moving story is a guide to mothers facing similar troubles and uncertainties in their marriages and relationships. Through great strength and courage, Brooks found the light at the end of the tunnel.


***** parenting of blended families and struggles in life that either make us bitter or better. Hope is an amazing example of someone                           

September 30, 2014

By Jane Stephens                                                                                                     

A very honest, heartfelt account of the ups and downs of marriage, divorce, parenting of blended families and struggles in life that either make us bitter or better. Hope is an amazing example of someone who became stronger, wiser and BETTER throughout this journey. An inspiring book of hope and forgiveness!


****Very  touching, 

October 13,2014

By Jessica

This book was recommended to me by someone in a support group for parents of teens with disabilities. Although it turned out a bit different than I had originally imagined, I’m glad I picked it up. Had a hard time putting this one down.


***** determination and love,

November 9, 2014

By Joan Delaloye

This book offers a tremendous insight into the impact of divorce on a mother and her children. Hope Brooks shows her readers how she overcame adversity and pain to create a new life through strength, determination and love.


***** A worthwhile and special read,

October 11, 2014

By Pookie’s Mom                                                                                                                                         I cannot recommend this book more highly! As a mother, Hope deals with so many of life’s trials and joys. Her life is shared in a warm and compassionate way, one that touched me and will you. Do get this book.


***** Compulsive Reading!  

October 27, 2014

By MaryLou Aranyos

The author’s honesty and ability to share her secrets with her wisdom and gift to forgive is inspirational. I couldn’t put this book down – it made me cry, laugh and hope – I highly recommend it!


***** You won’t be able to put it down until you’ve finished reading the book!

November 26, 2014

By Kerry Johnson

This is the perfect book to read when you have a day to relax or are on a beach vacation because you won’t be able to put it down until you’ve read the entire book! It is an easy read because you get so wrapped up in all the trials and emotional stages in the author’s life. It is a book that lets you feel like you’ve become the author and experience everything through her eyes. All her life trials, hopes and her amazing love for her family are enlightening and entertaining. I’ve lent this book to a few of my girlfriends and they loved it just as much. Definitely worth buying!


***** One evening we were listening to a good friend talk about some of the challenges she was…,

November 19, 2014

By Janice Mollo (Albuquerque, NM, United States)

This book is skillfully written and moves from one life challenge to the next with a chronological tale that kept me wondering, what could be next? Certainly has some interesting twists and turns, and Hope faces them with courage and strength. My husband actually read this book first. One evening we were listening to a good friend talk about some of the challenges she was facing raising a young teen, and about every other sentence my husband would advise her, “Read the book”….so, I decided I should definitely read the book also. Glad I did!

**** Encouraging parents,

November 22, 2014

By Peaceful-Paul

I recently completed reading A Mother’s Survival, a wonderful book that very much impressed me. I am amazed with Hope’s ability to forgive and transform her life in such beautiful ways. I admire her determination, resilience and wisdom in dealing with all the struggles/challenges that life presented to her. She is an inspiration to all parents who take on this most important task of raising our beautiful children. BRAVO!


***** An Amazing True Story of Human Triumph

December 12, 2014   

By Lois                                                                                                                           I recommend this book for people in all walks of life, not just for mothers! Inspirational for everyone. It has a great final chapter filled with emotion, depth and insight with an important message to those who have children and are considering divorce. A definite 5 Star book!


***** What an amazing story of hope and courage,

December 10, 2014

By Josephine

What an amazing story of hope and courage! Just when you thought things were getting better, trouble found its way back into her family’s life. You must read it to believe it. Truth is still stranger than fiction. Hats off to Hope for a true story well told and courageous.


***** Light after darkness

November 28, 2014

By Sarah O’Dowd  (RI)

It was difficult to put this book down since I needed to find out how Hope Brooks survived her ordeals. But she did after standing strong throughout her pain and sorrow. She conquered against all odds. I highly recommend every mother to read this book for inspiration.


**** An Emotional Ride,

November 30, 2014

By  Alex                                                                                                            

A courageous, honest and loving insight into a family torn apart by abuse and mental illness that is salvaged by forgiveness, understanding and abiding, unconditional love.


***** Five Stars

January 5, 2015              

By Angela                                                                                                      

I would recommend this book to everyone I know. I couldn’t put this book down. A great read!


***** A Must Read!!

November 29, 2014

By Alyssa Dorney

Amazing story. Touched the heart and was so inspirational. Highly recommended.


***** Five Stars,

October 15, 2014

By alice Thought provoking, interesting, and well written.    


***** Perspective

February 16, 2015

By Brandy Stewart

As life gets hard, you have put into words the reality of life with a blended family. It’s nice to know there’s a light at the end of the tunnel. Loved this book.    


***** I highly recommend this book whether you are looking for answers in….  

February 27, 2015

By Barbaranne  DiMarco  

This was a compelling and heartfelt book. Once I started reading, I could not stop, and read until I finished it. Hope Brooks writes the ultimate story of how dealing with hardships of so many kinds will make you stronger when you weather the storm through faith and persistence. She is an inspiration to the numerous people who have gone through the stresses of abuse, mental illness, difficulties with children and stepchildren and so much more. I highly recommend this book whether you are looking for answers in your own life, or are looking for an inspiring story of hope.                      


***** Hope and Joy

March 19, 2015

By anne j.

I was truly moved by the story of one woman’s life and survival. One never knows what is behind the smile of a coworker, neighbor, or playground mother. Thank you for writing this tale of woe as a blueprint for another sad mom who might be out there without hope (or Hope). While I didn’t get detailed professional advice, I did glean how one mom’s life evolved into a joyful one she has shared with us all. We can all smile brighter today. Thank you.


***** Insightful and Inspiring

April 10, 2015

By denise jasak

This is a story of a woman’s journey through many of life’s trials and tribulations. It was truly a roller coaster ride, for just as you begin feeling encouraged that Hope will finally settle into a calm balance in her personal life, yet another unexpected crisis would surface. Her perseverance, unconditional love for her children and family, and her determination to survive extremely difficult situations over many decades, brought her to a place of wisdom, resolve, and

forgiveness. I highly recommend reading this book.    


**** Four Stars

April 10, 2015

By el

Wonderful storyline about a mother’s amazing strength to keep her children happy throughout difficult times in their lives.


***** Reading Felt Like a Hug

July 3, 2015

By H.M.

I felt like I was sitting with a friend who truly understood me. Hope’s story is a testament to the fact that with compassion and love we can overcome tremendous adversity. I am working hard to find forgiveness in my life and Hope’s work was truly an inspiration. I highly recommend  this book not only to people who directly relate to her experiences but also for their family members who could maybe reach a deeper state of compassion by hearing her story.


***** Five Stars

September 3, 2015

 S. Traina

I could not put this book down. A must read!
















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