Petals of Rain
A Mother's Memoir
by Rica Keenum
This title was previously available on NetGalley and is now archived.
Pub Date 14 Sep 2021 | Archive Date 13 Oct 2021
Taking a girl's voice is the same as taking her power.
This is a memoir about love and loss, secrets and lies. When a young girl from a broken family meets a charming man, she attempts to build a new life. But after a whirlwind marriage and the birth of two sons, their love story rips apart at the seams.
Exploring the impact of parents’ sins on the lives of children and the fates we endure for the chance to be loved, the story follows a mother navigating motherhood and womanhood - an abuse survivor emerging and learning to speak, to scream, to sing to her own wounded heart and to finally understand what it takes to be whole after breaking to pieces. Weaving the present and past together, the author reveals her truth in hauntingly evocative scenes.
As surely as the sun shines behind the grayest clouds, healing comes drop by drop. Like petals of rain.
"This story broke and healed my heart. From page one to the end, I felt a kindred spirit in Rica and how parallel our lives were and are. A must-read for women who have gained experience through the lesson's life has put us through and know our true worth." - Amazon Reviewer
"Rica has a poetic flow to her writing, pulling you in with each glimpse into her past. I recommend this book to anyone who's been betrayed in life, who's had some hard blows, or even to others that want to understand how turmoil can affect an individual. You don't need to take my word for it. Just read the sample pages to see Rica's quality of writing. It's amazing. I have a feeling once you get this book, you won't be able to put it down until the very end." -Amazon Reviewer
"She is honest and unafraid in the telling of her story, and doesn't spare herself in the process. There are painful moments and glorious triumphs along the way, and she captures them with beauty and sensitivity." - Amazon Reviewer