various ebook formats (Googlebooks, Kobo etc) and The Book Inn, Southend-on-sea.
In one of my blogs, I shared how the Mumford and sons song had impacted the way I looked at my life. Now my memoir ‘The Skies I’m Under’ is available on paperback and ebook/kindle.
“I will learn, I will learn to love the skies I’m under.”
Mumford and Sons (Hopeless Wanderer)
Tim and Rachel return from working abroad as a doctor and nurse. Their life is unfolding with reassuring predictability until Rachel finds herself sitting in the darkness of a newly decorated nursery, unable to feel her unborn baby move. Suddenly everything is turned upside down as their newborn teeters on the brink of life and death.
Within weeks, they are catapulted into a world of brain damage and on a road to cerebral palsy, epilepsy and palliative care. Instead of embarking on the new adventure of motherhood, Rachel helplessly watches her future slip through her fingers like dry sand.
Rachel’s personal and evocative narrative exposes the heart of being forced to live an unexpected life. Her story will make you laugh and cry as she shares her experiences of grappling with healing, forgiveness, grief and her faith.
“Like creating a mosaic from shattered tiles, my life is made up of broken pieces fashioned together into something priceless and more beautiful.”
Praise for ‘The Skies I’m Under’
“What a book! Honest, real, heart-felt.”
“Beautiful, authentic and wholehearted”
“A brilliantly written and hugely compelling read.”
“A real page turner.”
“Thought provoking and shows you that true strength and beauty can come from any situation.”
“A moving, heartbreaking, joy-giving, hope-filled, brilliant book about what it’s really like when life is turned upside down and all your expectations are shattered.”
“Brave and brilliant. A book you can’t put down… expertly written using a conversational, warm, genuine tone, Rachel opens her heart and exposes her wounds with real bravery.”
“This is a no holds barred expression of love and anguish which will enhance the lives of any reader and provide support and insight to those who are touched by similar difficulties.”
“A book that makes you think, cry, question and smile….It feels as if you are her friend that she is confiding in and other than the emotions attached to such a story it is very easy to read. This is a book for anybody and everybody that we can learn how we can help and not hinder each other on our journeys through life.”
“…it has the power to help others to gain more understanding and be able to support friends and families around them who are struggling.”
“I can identify with so many of the thoughts and emotions in here, and the author takes you through the highs (and lows) of those first few difficult years. Highly recommend.”