The Price of Pearls

A Woman's Journey from Bondage to Freedom

by Patricia V. Manns



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 10/5/2011

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 164
ISBN : 9781449725587
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 164
ISBN : 9781449725570
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 164
ISBN : 9781449725594

About the Book

Through the eyes of a suburban wife and mother whose pursuit of happiness is overshadowed by personal turmoil, The Price of Pearls follows a woman’s quest for esteem, identity, belonging, love, and personal acceptance. This memoir eloquently details the two-fold process of discovering true inner healing: embracing memories and unveiling secrets, especially those we are keeping from ourselves. Following her dynamic, change-filled 1950s childhood through eventful college years in the 1970s and into an adulthood plagued with discontent, author Patricia Manns’s ultimate search for serenity shows us that learning to accept things we cannot change is more than just a prayer for today or a hope for tomorrow. It is a lens through which we must view our past.

About the Author

Patricia Manns is a writer and speaker who passionately desires to encourage women in their quests to see God’s plan unfold in their lives. She spent most of her life serving as a middle school teacher and counselor in Maryland. After thirty-four years in education, she finds fulfillment in pursuing writing full time in the Atlanta, Georgia, area.

Patricia has a BA in English and secondary education and an MEd in Guidance and Counseling from Bowie State University in Bowie, Maryland. She is a member of the East Metro Atlanta Christian Writers in Covington, Georgia.

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