Memoir bares true story of sibling separation and reunion after 50 years

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Authors Eryn Grey and Gia Summer share struggles with broken family, foster homes and new lives with new marketing push

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No matter what it takes never give up on finding the ones you've lost

Aberdeen, MD. – In a Army town, a poor, young couple tries to make ends meet despite being married young. They struggled together to raise the family by all means but soon, the lack of education, joblessness and substance abuse began to take toll on their hope for a better life. Unable to handle the stress at home, both parents would leave their children alone for days while they stow away their individual lives to utter irresponsibility. This ultimately leaves three children separated for life. But just when it seems to be the end for the innocent siblings, hope endures, weaving an extraordinary tale of love, courage and faith.

In "Home Alone" (published by Xlibris) sisters Eryn Grey and Gia Summer share their real-life story of overcoming the odds of life. After 50 years of separation, they recount how hope kept them connected amidst five decades of being apart. In this moving memoir, Grey and Summer impart how they dealt with the difficulties of growing up in foster homes and new families, the threats of depression and alcohol problems and the adjustments needed to lead new lives. Both explore the veracity of their roots in an attempt to understand 'where did they come from.'

"We will never forget the day the social worker ripped our sweaty little hands apart to take us into separate homes," recalls Grey. "I asked over and over to see my little sister but my appeal fell on deaf ears," says Summer. Refusing to give up the hope of seeing each other someday, the siblings were ultimately reconnected after 50 years. It is through this book that they aim to share their story and inspire many lives that have trodden similar paths.

"No matter what it takes never give up on finding the ones you've lost," advises Grey. "And though a lot of negative things have happened, always leave room in your heart for forgiveness. That is the only way to find peace and happiness."

“Home Alone”
By Eryn Grey with Gia Summer
Hardcover | 6x9in | 224 pages | ISBN 9781499060911
Softcover | 6x9in | 224 pages | ISBN 9781499060928
E-Book | 224 pages | ISBN 9781499060904
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Eryn Grey invested more than 20 years of her adult life with a career in the automotive industry. She excelled in all facets of sales, finance, sales training, and sales management. Grey retired as a general sales manager of a Chrysler, Jeep, and Nissan dealership. She resides in Florida and is fulfilling her desire to write a book about her horrific childhood along with her sister Summer. They were separated as young children over 50 years ago and have been reunited. Grey has two wonderful sons, Scott and Blake, and also a beautiful granddaughter, Angelina. Gia Summer has been married to Vito for 48 years, and they have two children, Eddie and Lynne. Summer pursued a career in the health care field for 45 years in Florida. She has resided in the Panhandle for 30 years, enjoys gardening, crafting, and volunteering her time to help the needy. Summer and Vito spend much of their time with their grandchildren. Now that her sister has moved to the Panhandle, they can work on the book project together.

Xlibris Publishing, an Author Solutions, LLC imprint, is a self-publishing services provider created in 1997 by authors, for authors. By focusing on the needs of creative writers and artists and adopting the latest print-on-demand publishing technology and strategies, we provide expert publishing services with direct and personal access to quality publication in hardcover, trade paperback, custom leather-bound and full-color formats. To date, Xlibris has helped to publish more than 60,000 titles. For more information, visit or call 1-888-795-4274 to receive a free publishing guide. Follow us @XlibrisPub on Twitter for the latest news.

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