Friday, October 8, 2010

Book Spotlight: Sorrowed Souls

The Spotlight Is On:

Sorowed Souls by Brenda Youngerman

The eyes are the window to the soul.

Sorrowed Souls will take you on a journey into the lives of people who were beaten down to empty shells and through the help of others came back to life.

Bryan Tines grew up in the shadow of his father. He was told that he would never amount to anything and in his efforts to prove his father wrong he became a prominent real estate developer, business man and all around jerk. He single-handedly built up his empire on hard work, brute force and long hours. What he forgot in his quest was the most important lesson; and one night that lesson comes crashing home.
Amy Pickens is an only child born into a working class family. Unfortunately her mother resents her very existence and will stop at nothing to make her life a living hell. The very day Amy takes her future into her own hands is the moment destiny intercedes. Her emptiness is turned around, but for how long?
Gus Hill is born with a silver spoon in his mouth and alcohol in his veins. His older brothers want nothing to do with him; his father is guilt-ridden over his birth. The world of greed, drugs and liquor cannot replace love; and even the best schools in the world do not replace a mother. Gus has all strikes against him from the beginning, but one act of kindness from his youth remains with him to adulthood and he changes the world one person at a time.
Mark Stevens is the unlikely defender of the working class and down trodden. Coming from the upper class he looks down upon them. Turning his back on his own family his deeds go far to aid those in need; trying desperately to find peace within.

Is it too late to salvage what little time is left to make amends?

Sorrowed Souls:

Author Bio:

Brenda was the youngest child in a very large family and never felt like she really fit in. To make matters worse, her parents were divorced in the 60’s, before divorce was the ‘in’ thing. She found herself disappearing into her own world where she observed others. That was not a great place for a child to be, but turned out to be rather advantageous for an author. She didn’t really find her own voice until her writing was published.
Brenda has always had the ability to empathize, constantly harboring strays, even when it meant less for her. Writing comes naturally to her and she has been writing since high school, keeping journals since college. When her first novel came out, Private Scars, she tackled the very difficult subject of domestic abuse from the victim’s point of view. From that moment forward she has written what she calls "Fiction With a Purpose". Her novels deal with social issues that she feels need attention.
Brenda tries to bring the reader along for the ride from the character's point of view and if at the end of the book, a reader puts it down and asks, "Was that real?" She did a good job! Brenda believes that ONE person can make a difference and that all things happen for a reason. We are all on this planet for a purpose and that she has finally found out what her purpose is.
Brenda Youngerman writes fiction with a purpose and hopes that the tales that she weaves entertain as well as give people hope. Brenda lives in southern California and she loves to walk on the beach with her dog and watch the pelicans!

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