"I started reading your memoir today, and, quite literally, I couldn't put it down. It is a joy and an uplifting experience to read your story of forgiveness and redemption. Life is indeed a strange town!"
Alan Lapidus 
Naples, Maine

"Thank you for your book and for the peek into the soul of a little girl trying to figure out why life is so mixed up.  I look forward to those minutes when I have time to read, mostly on the way home from work. I love the way you write and can put myself right there in your world. I wonder when I look at your childhood pictures, as I do when I look at my own, how one small-frail child can grow up to shoulder so much.  I am thankful you had the courage to write."
Patricia Rosa
Queens, New York

"I stayed up all night and read your book right through.  Congratulations for putting your thoughts on paper, and saying it so well. You have handled all things adverse with a great attitude, and again, that humor that always permeates, and helps, situations."
Terry McCarthy
Old Greenwich, CT

"I read your book three times. The first time with my breath held, skimming through.  Then the second time, all the way through. And third slowly to relive some of the parts. I loved it! I can't tell you how much it touched me.  Thank you for such a beautiful story of portraying life on Manton Avenue.  I recommended it to all my family including my Mom."
Charlene McNalley
Benicia, CA

"A Girl's Courage is beautifully written, poignant and wonderful." 
Beth Bruno
Danbury, CT

"I read it straight through the minute I opened the book. I thoroughly admire the honesty and courage it took to tell your beautifully written story. This powerful and poignant memoir could be a best seller with a writing style that has great appeal for the mass market."
Nan Seandel
East Hampton, New York

"A testament to courage written honestly and simply.  From the first page, to the end, I was hooked on an emotional roller coaster of highs and lows from the hilarious to the profound."
Carole Edwards,
Dudley, MA

"I laughed and cried right along with you as I read; not wanting it to end. I ordered four copies to send to friends."Marge Bujnowski
Goshen CT

"Heart wrenching...Your ending sent chills down my spine."
Genia Wennerstrom
Old Greenwich, CT

"Trauma happens in every life-how we handle it is what matters.  You have lived your life with courage and pride.  Thank you for your thought provoking and entertaining book. I loved it."
Sally Felton,
Deerfield, IL

"Your story has accomplished that most difficult of all things, taking life with all its wants and making it into art. Congratulations on coming through so wondrously whole."
Anonymous survivor

"It must be a great feeling to be able to write about 'it' and know  that you are a survivor. You see, I too am a suvivor,  Some day I'll tell my story.  I love you, girl."
Anonymous survivor