(Lynnann) Muse might never have imagined her broken childhood would
become a testimony of hope to others. In searching for God’s plan for
her life, she was led to share her story in her new release, A Forest of Doors: An Orphan’s Quest (Innovo Publishing, LLC, August 2013).
by constantly recurring images of doors, Muse realized that they served
as the perfect metaphor for her own life, a reflection of obstacles and
opportunities that could remain closed and locked or opened to reveal
great treasures. Through the exploration of her own past, L. A.
discovered God’s gifts of healing and forgiveness.
familiar with the loss and shame of her damaged childhood, Muse began
to mistrust the idea that she deserved better. Her history of abuse and
abandonment robbed her of any hope of a joyful, shining future. Despite
everything, God was faithful.
the process of writing her story, she could see God at work and learned
there were many difficult parts of her past that were keeping her
wounded and broken. “I learned that I still had healing to experience,”
Muse reflects. “Writing the book proved to be cathartic. I became able
to forgive and move on with life.”
her readers, Muse hopes that her words are an inspiring source of
strength. “There is a plan for each of our lives. Even the most painful
events work together to give us a story that will help us heal, grow,
learn, and encourage others.”
by readers as intense, inspirational, and powerful, A Forest of Doors
is being celebrated as a literary gem. “Don't be confused that a small
book cannot deeply move you,” says A. Flynn, one of Amazon’s top memoir
reviewers. “This book will. It shot straight into my heart and left me
feeling quite deeply. I still think about this story and have to say
that I won't be the same after having read it.”
A Forest of Doors, Muse takes her readers on a journey of
self-revelation, bearing testimony to the healing, hope, and freedom
that is available through forgiveness. The book is a transcendent,
poignant tale of the strength God gives us to walk through even the
darkest times and to find that even in the pain of a broken childhood,
we are still His children and are deeply loved by Him. It is a message
that will lift the reader above the shame and struggles of the past and
lead them to a renewed future filled with promise.
really love that the author wrote a book about her life and her heart as
a child and young adult.
This story needed to be told and I'm sure there are many others like it.
It starts out with a little background of her parents, they seem like
normal upstanding citizens. The story ends up in abuse, drunken madness,
and abandonment. It is heart wrenching to read. The only thing is I wish
there was more. The author jumps from one thing to the next and I felt
like I was missing part of the story.
In any case this is a very short sad story that I do recommend!
"I received this book from B&B Media Group for free in exchange for an honest review."