Author Dean Carter Shares Comfort for Times of Grief in New Book

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"Joy and Sorrow ... You Lead the Way" unfolds to a woman's journey of debilitating pain and struggles of life as she also experiences finding hope and healing after losing one love one after another

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Death is a concept that a lot of people have difficulty grasping.
For Dean Carter, author of Joy and Sorrow ... You Lead the Way, overcoming the deep sadness that accompanies the loss of a loved one became an unrelenting ordeal which she suffered for years. In her poignant memoir she shares her story and invites readers on a journey of finding joy and healing despite life's impermanence.

Carter has traveled through the seasons of life. In her book she relives her journey and the people, laughter, tears and lessons that it brought her. She tells how she struggled to accept the deaths of several family members and people dear to her. Carter attempts to bridge these past events and tragedies to the present and reveal how they had a profound effect on her and continues to impact her life today, She also shares how she found strength and courage to move forward and invites readers to do the same. The resulting work is a trove of inspiration that captures the essence of the human spirit as it seeks to prevail through challenges and the grim realities that confront it. An inspiring story of hope, Joy and Sorrow ... You Lead the Way will captivate readers with its truth and relevance to living. in this literary celebration of life, Carter offers comfort for the heart and food for the soul.

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About the Author
Dean Sprecher was born and raised in a small rural town in the southwestern part of Oklahoma called Tatums. She obtained her Bachelor's Degree with a major in English and a minor in Art while attending Langston University, located in Langston, Oklahoma, She went on to receive her Master's at Central State College in Edmond, Oklahoma, Later, after relocating to San Francisco, California, she went on to receive a second Master's Degree in Education and Administration. She is a retired middle school principal who now resides with her husband as they divide their time between their home in the San Joaquin Valley in the western part of California and their
second home on the North Island of New Zealand.

Joy and Sorrow…You Lead the Way * by Dean Carter
Publication Date: July 26, 2012
Trade Paperback; $19.99; 108 pages; 978-1-4771-1388-2
Trade Hardback; $29.99; 108 pages; 978-1-4771-1389-9
eBook; $3.99; 978-1-4771-1390-5

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