Sunlight On My Shadow
written by Judy Liautaud
published by City Creek Press
Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Did I enjoy this book: I loved it. It’s sad and honest, and it’s a good reminder about what’s really important. Sometimes a book comes to you at just the right moment and leaves a little mark on your heart, and Ms. Liautaud’s book has done just that. Judy speaks with confidence about things I’m still trying to figure out, and her story gave me comfort. It’s a great read.
Would I recommend it: Absolutely.
About the book – from Goodreads: In 1966, when Judy became pregnant at the age of 16, her family kept her plight a secret. She was sent from her all-girls Catholic school to hide in a home for unwed mothers, give birth, and relinquish her baby girl to adoption. The fabricated story of her kidney disease was supposed to undo the impending damage to her reputation. Judy’s father instructed her to never look back.
Judy felt the grief and shame within her body and fought to keep it contained within the shadows of silence. But as an adult, she felt compelled to address the loss by searching for her birth daughter and bringing her story to light. Judy experiences firsthand that secrets keep your soul hidden in shame and stifle the clarity of your true being. In the end, Judy sails free from the shadows of silence and experiences a deeper, more compassionate connection with herself and others.
This satisfying story of renewal and redemption will bring tears and laughter. As an adult, Judy reflects on her teen age innocence, telling her story with raw honesty. Watch the book trailer here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rLTe10… Visit Judy’s blog at: http://sunlightonmyshadow.com