Scarred by Scandal ~ Redeemed by Love
This memoir is dedicated to my mother.
Unmarried, banished, left to care for, nurture,
and bear responsibility for her three children.
It is also dedicated to other
unmarried mothers and their children,
vulnerable women whose courage transforms them
as they raise their children with uncompromising love
in spite of family rejection and societal obstacles.
This is the story of a single, unmarried mother,
her children, her courage, struggles and survival.
It is dedicated to my mother and my family.
Not the absence of fear or despair,
but the strength to conquer them.