Hope Grew Round Me

Published By: Beaver's Pond Press

Book Category: Non-Fiction, Biography & Autobiography

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Reviewed by Andrea Sisco

Greenberg's daughter suffers life-threatening injuries while in Australia. The author rushes to her daughter's hospital bed, hoping against all hope that she will survive. And what starts as a mother's response to a crisis, leads to endings and beginnings that she could not imagine.

Barb Greenberg's memoir, Hope Grew Round Me, is not only the moving and poignant story of one woman's family crisis, it is the author's journey in learning how to be an authentic person.

Hope Grew Round Me teaches us to ask the important questions and gives us permission to take the time to answer those questions. We see how Greenberg helps her family to live through a crisis, how she learns to tear down the artificial boundaries she lives by, and how she sets new boundaries for herself. Greenberg's memoir radiates with the hope and the strength of a woman determined to learn and live her own truth.

This is a well-written book filled with emotion that will haunt you long after you've finished the book. It will make you examine your life and how you're living it. I couldn't put this book down. From the very first sentences, "I'm scared. Always and about everything," I read on wanting to know more about this woman and her journey.

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