A Pebble To Polish

A Pebble To Polish

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by Janet Lord Leszl
     
 

Sudden wealth isn't all it's cracked up to be for idealistic college student, Cassandra Delaine. Her twenty-first birthday sets in motion a series of unintended events. The tragic loss of loved ones, coupled with an unplanned pregnancy, compel her to start life over in new surroundings. Alone, without any friends or family, she struggles to understand why her child is…  See more details below

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Sudden wealth isn't all it's cracked up to be for idealistic college student, Cassandra Delaine. Her twenty-first birthday sets in motion a series of unintended events. The tragic loss of loved ones, coupled with an unplanned pregnancy, compel her to start life over in new surroundings. Alone, without any friends or family, she struggles to understand why her child is so difficult to raise. Tantrums at the most inopportune times, his unusual rituals and boundless energy cause her to question her abilities as a parent. His eventual diagnosis threatens to push the young, single mother over sanity's edge.

Desperate for answers, Cassie finds acceptance in a sisterhood of similar mothers. She begins to enjoy their camaraderie, but still longs for the carefree life she once anticipated. At times, the heavy burden of parenting a child with special needs seems more than she can bear. With guidance from her new friends, will Cassie learn to truly appreciate her son or will she succumb to selfish desires?

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781419664496
Publisher:
BookSurge, LLC
Publication date:
09/14/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
308
Product dimensions:
5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.65(d)

Meet the Author

Advocate and activist, Janet Lord Leszl served on the Citizen's Advisory Council of the Delaware Autism Program for ten years and co-authored the Parent Handbook for the Delaware Autism Program. She performed Kids on the Block puppet shows on autism to elementary age students and was a founding member of the Delaware chapter of the Autism Society of America. After moving to Maryland, she served on the Board of Directors of the Arc of Northern Chesapeake Region for several years. She and her husband have two adult children and live in Abingdon, Maryland.

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