Author Lauren Whitmore refused to follow her family down the path of the gypsy nomad lifestyle, and it almost cost her everything, including her freedom and her life. In Heirloom, she narrates her story, a young girl’s journey from poverty to finding hope, faith, and belief in Jesus.
From the time of her birth in 1960, Whitmore’s mother made choices that took her children to the gates of hell. With the odds stacked against her, Whitmore was the generation that wanted to see changes. She set out on a journey to choose hope over despair, love over hate, smiles over frowns, laughs over cries, purity over perversions, and life over the cancers that erode the human spirit.
Heirloom shares a story of redemption. It chronicles the mountain peaks and valleys Whitmore traveled to find the true essence of her existence and its purpose. It describes a spiritual journey that allowed her to find her inner strength and self-worth and keep moving forward from the isolation, verbal abuse, and neglect.