Removing a Mask of Shame and Guilt

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Elizabeth Brown writes of decision to stop living in the past in new book.

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When Elizabeth uncovers her mother’s most guarded secrets, she allows herself to discover the woman she truly is.

For decades, she felt shame, guilt and blamed herself. It took years, but one day, Elizabeth Baldwin decided she was no longer going to live in the past.

Elizabeth experiences unimaginable abuse and paralyzing fear on a journey that leads her to discover not only the roots of her humanness and the flawed humanity of others, but the pure meaning of her relationship with God.

In the just released, “My Leaning Post” (published by AuthorHouse), Lizzie Belle Quimby writes an inspiring fictional memoir based on her own life experiences.

“One of Elizabeth’s earliest memories is of being confined to her family’s farmhouse,” says Quimby. “A pane of icy glass separated her from the father she loved and leaned on for comfort. This cold separation is perpetuated in relationships throughout her life.”

Elizabeth carried around dark secrets and spent too much of her life protecting them, thinking she was protecting herself. Then, she took her life back.

“When Elizabeth uncovers her mother’s most guarded secrets, she allows herself to discover the woman she truly is,” Quimby says. “She becomes a woman who finds that you can love others for all their humanity and not be forever bound by their limitations.”

A lifelong yearning for a connection with God and family eventually leads Elizabeth to discover the strongest, most supportive relationship she will ever have. It is this discovery, which changes her life, and perhaps, will change yours.

“My Leaning Post”
By Lizzie Belle Quimby
236 pages
Paperback 6x9, retail price: $16.95
Hardcover 6x9, retail price: $27.99
E-book, retail price: $3.99
ISBN: 9781468501193
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About the author
Lizzie Belle Quimby lives in Arizona where she enjoys her family, the outdoors, reading, writing and searching for her family roots. She also volunteers with the homeless, attends a local Bible study and sings in her church choir. “My Leaning Post”is her first book.

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EDITORS: For review copies or interview requests, contact:
Brandon Kline
Phone: 928-699-8956
Email: bkline(at)bohlsengroup(dot)com
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