Biography of an Everyday Couple: Turning Ordinary into Inspirational

Biography of an Everyday Couple: Turning Ordinary into Inspirational

by Lorrie Parise

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Alice and Fidel Flores. One remarkable, everyday couple. One love. One story. Biography of an Everyday Couple takes the reader through a sentimental, motivational journey of inspiration, romance and happiness. This nonfiction story is an honest depiction of dealing with death and having the faith to know when it is time to let your loved one go.

The reader experiences the lives of Alice and Fidel growing up in the small hometown of Floresville and the major metropolitan area of Houston, both in Texas. The romance tells a tale of love at first sight for the couple who met at an informal engagement party for Fidel. Yes, he was engaged to someone else!

Like Alice and Fidel, there are so many people who believe they only lead ordinary, everyday lives and believe they don't really make a difference. They do. They are extraordinary people. They just may not realize it.



Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781538092217
Publisher: Barnes & Noble Press
Publication date: 06/28/2018
Edition description: 2nd ed.
Pages: 158
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.34(d)

About the Author

Lorrie Parise, a native Texan, holds a Master of Arts degree in English – Communications from St. Mary’s University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Studies from the University of St. Thomas, both located in her home state.

She has over 20 years of experience in marketing, public relations, public speaking and coordinating events. Lorrie has received three personal accolades including the Publisher’s Club Award, a coveted marketing honor from the Houston Chronicle, for two consecutive years, 1995 and 1996. Most recently, Lorrie received the 2017 “Outstanding Involvement in Supporting the Community” Viva! Award from the United States-Mexico Chamber of Commerce, Houston-The Woodlands-Gulf Coast Chapter.

A fan of folk music, Lorrie has been playing the guitar and singing since age 11. She even writes her own songs which a few have even been incorporated into this narrative.

Most importantly, she is the daughter of Fidel and Alice Flores.

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Reviewed by Tracy Young for Readers' Favorite Biography of an Everyday Couple: Turning Ordinary Into Inspirational by Lorrie Parise is a daughter’s testament to her parents. Alice and Fidel have been together for 64 years and it is time for one of them to leave. Lorrie and her family must cope with the heartbreaking demise of Alice and how it affects her family and friends, while accepting that Fidel will be hit the hardest by the loss of his soulmate. Interspersed between the sadness and poignancy of Alice’s situation, Lorrie has shared with us the story of her parents' love and the ways they touched the lives of people they encountered. Alice and Fidel were no ordinary couple; they were extraordinary people living a life that was filled with love. This book is written with such love that it leaps off the pages. Lorrie Parise has written Biography of an Everyday Couple to share her parents with the world and I thank her for it. Alice and her affinity with children, and the love she shared with them, is heartwarming and joyful. Fidel is her rock and we learn how this simple man tackled adult education and overcame the obstacles life placed in his way. They were loved by so many people and they inspired love in others. Lorrie shares her stories of a family and friends that we would all like to create, and a love story we would all like to experience. Lorrie speaks from the heart and this is what defines the book, a truly inspiring story. I loved it.