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In 1994, Lizbeth Meredith said good-bye to her four- and six year-old daughters for a visit with their non-custodial fatheronly to learn days later that they had been kidnapped and taken to their father's home country of Greece.
Twenty-nine and just on the verge of making her dreams of financial independence for her and her daughters come true, Lizbeth now faced a $100,000 problem on a $10 an hour budget. For the next two yearsfueled by memories of her own childhood kidnappingLizbeth traded in her small life for a life more public, traveling to the White House and Greece, and becoming a local media sensation in order to garner interest in her efforts. The generous community of Anchorage becomes Lizbeth's makeshift familyone that is replicated by a growing number of Greeks and expats overseas who help Lizbeth navigate the turbulent path leading back to her daughters.
|Publisher:||She Writes Press|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.90(d)|
About the Author
Lizbeth Meredith is a writer with a bachelor s degree in journalism and a master s degree in psychology. She has worked as a domestic violence advocate and a child abuse investigator, and with at-risk teens as a juvenile probation supervisor. She blogs at www.lameredith.com, is a contributor to A Girls Guide To Travelling Alone by Gemma Thompson, and is the author of When Push Comes to Shove: How to Help When Someone You Love Is Being Abused. She lives in Anchorage, Alaska near her two adult daughters.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Pieces Of Me is the story of a woman who had to go rescue her kidnapped daughters from her estranged ex-husband. Lizbeth Meredith grew up in a bad home and once grown, she thought she was marrying the right man but soon discovered that was far from what she ever wished for. In 1994, she said good-bye to her four and six year old daughters when they left for a weekend with their father only to have them be kidnapped by her ex and taken to Greece. It takes nearly two years for Lizbeth to get her daughters back to the states with lessons learned and discovering what it truly means to be a family once again. This book is amazing in the sense of what Lizbeth had to go through during her childhood and the fight to get her girls back. I read this book in two days and when I wasn't reading it, it had me thinking about the theme of this book and why are the laws so loose when a parent takes their own child. In my mind, if you break a custody agreement and take the child or children outside the country, you should be made into a outlaw and be brought to justice instead of what Lizbeth had to go through. It was interesting to see in the end, how all three of them coped when everything was over with and how the girls adjusted to being back home. Thank You to Lizbeth Meredith for sharing your story!! I received this book from the BookSparks : The Magic Of Memoir Blog Tour in exchange for a honest review.