I feel this book, written by Carole Bellacera and inspired by the life of her mother, is important.
Yes, it's a fun read, too. It's delightful to be taken through various eras (the 1950's and forward) via the music playing on Lily's radio and the fashions she and her friends are wearing. It's entertaining to imagine a very early Elvis concert as clearly as if you were there. It's amusing to witness the culture clash when a rural Kentucky girl befriends a chic Californian.
But if you've ever seen a young person make a quick choice that you know will affect the rest of their life . . .
Or if you've ever shaken your head at the abused mother who stays with the father . . .
Or if you've ever been that woman, needing the motivation and the courage to get out . . .
You should read (or listen to) this book. There is hope; there is always hope.
Available from Amazon in print format, as a Kindle edition, or as an audio book.
Also available in audio format from Audible.
And in audio from iTunes here: .