A Lifetime of Unbroken Bonds
Based on a true story, Defiance and Redemption, A Lifetime of Unbroken Bonds, brings to life the joys, dramas, and triumphs of two sisters, Eva and Victoria Alisio and their loyal friend Marta. The sisters are raised by their atheist Grandfather Marcus and religious Grandmother Maria Luisa. Eva, a proud and strong-willed young woman defies her family, society, and culture, faces scandal and disgrace, for her forbidden love affair. Victoria finds herself in the center of a multigenerational conflict as her benefactor bestows a great inheritance on her excluding the rightful heirs. Marta, loyal to the childhood bond with the Alisio sisters, brings humor and support to their twists and turns of fortune. The young women’s bond of love, and perseverance, carries them through ordinary and extraordinary losses, triumphs, and ultimately to their destiny in the United States.
Life as a Roller Coaster
Eva and Victoria’s grandfather, Colonel Alisio, tells them that life is like a roller coaster ride. Sometimes everything is going your way and you feel the dizzying heights of joy. At other times, you are faced with overwhelming challenges which take you to the depths of despair. His advice is to hold on to equanimity to avoid being pulled by the twists and turns of fate. Everything passes. He wants them to know this. Yet it will be a hard lesson for the young women to learn for they will be challenged by love, passion, scandal, loss of fortune, before they create a daring new world.
The two sisters, along with their close friend, Marta, yearn for freedom and self-determination. They will buck social convention and national borders to claim the right to live as they choose. Based on a true story, Defiance and Redemption, A Lifetime of Unbroken Bonds, takes the reader through three decades in the life of a vivacious, loving, but conflicted multigenerational family in 20th century Ecuador. The young women’s bond of love, humor, pride, and perseverance, carries them through ordinary and extraordinary losses and triumphs, and ultimately to their destiny in the United States.
(Available in Spanish as Desafío y Redención, Una Vida de Vínculos Intactos)
Thank you, Maria Andrade and Pump Up Your Book
About the author
Maria J. Andrade was born in Ecuador, South America, and raised in New York and California. She has a bachelor of arts degree in English literature and a master’s degree in Counseling Psychology. As a licensed therapist and writer, Maria has been diving into other people’s minds and her own, through dreams, poetry, and books for over three decades. She traveled with the Four Winds Society where she studied and was initiated into Andean shamanism in 1990.
Before Maria retired as a therapist, she specialized in women’s issues and founded the Wise Women’s Circle a ritualistic and transpersonal study group that continues today. The women support each other through life’s challenges and in the growth of mind, body, and spirit.
Maria Andrade’s books for children and adults is found in a variety of genres. This is an unforgettable first novel that reflects her imagination and creative storytelling.
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