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Surrender Her young life changed in an instant Now she shares her story with the child she gave awayAdopted at birth Marylee's parents told her she was a chosen child She tried her hardest to be a model daughter but divorce sent her into the comforting arms of a handsome Catholic boyIt's a familiar story Romeo and Juliet Th Have you ever read a heartbreaking tale that just changes your perspective and fills you with empathy and compassion for people you have never met? Well if not this is that book The details paint a clear picture of that time and the brokenness of humanity It shines a light that we as a society are currently not doing much better despite looking back and being able to see a little clearer the pain that came with those choices You feel for all parties involved the mothers the babies And yet there is hope It starts as a glimmer and yet the story does not leave you cold and sad but is mixed with wonder and life The story makes you feel like you are right there with the people the same fears dread and pain the same heartache and hope swirled together in the complexity of life This is a book to treasure to read multiple times and process as you go

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Knew?In telling her adult son the story of his birth can the narrator find compassion for her own wounded inner child?If you like truthful accounts laced with the passion of youth and the wisdom of age read Marylee MacDonald's funny and poignant memoir about how we grow up grow old and learn to accept ourselve I cannot thank the author enough for writing this book I have already suggested it to some of my friends

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DOC ¶ READER Surrender Ö DCMDIRECT ↠ [Epub] ➟ Surrender By Marylee MacDonald – Dcmdirect.co.uk Her young life changed in an instant Now she shares her story with the child she gave awayAdopted at birth Marylee's parents told her she was a chosen child She tried her hardest to be a model daughte Her young life changed iEirs was the love story of all timeStarry eyed she surrendered to passion Unfortunately it was 1961 Pregnant girls were sent away and their babies given up for adoption History was repeating itselfNature vs nurture Which plays a greater role in who we become? The family we were raised in or the parents we never Surrender by Marylee MacDonald is an emotionally wrought memoir of the hard choices a woman is forced into when she becomes pregnant out of wedlock MacDonald writes poignantly about her personal experiences and shares many nuggets of wisdom though what was most striking about MacDonald's account is that it is not a uniue one During the 1970s women in similar circumstances were often sent away and forced to give their infants up for adoption thereby causing irreparable harm to both mother and child If anything MacDonald's memoir highlights the importance of providing women with essential support and resources such as birth control and sexual health careNote my review is based on an excerpt