Readers are Inspired by ‘The Triumph of Belva Jane’

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Del Hood shares new memoir that abounds with hope, redemption.

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an inspirational story of a young girl who is physically and psychologically abused

His personal experience as an occasional victim of child abuse, and mainly as an observer of what happened to his sister, inspired journalist and author Del Hood to tell a story of hope and redemption. “The Triumph of Belva Jane” (published by Xlibris) shines a beacon of light to people who want to escape the consequences of abuse and become the best that they can be in life.

“The Triumph of Belva Jane” is an inspirational story of a young girl who is physically and psychologically abused by a housekeeper who becomes her stepmother. At 14, Belva Jane is sent to a training school for delinquent girls and two years later is transferred to a mental institution. She is released on parole even though sterilization is required, marries a farmer and spends her retirement years caring for several small children until they are teenagers.

The huge price a young woman pays for her freedom is the central theme of this story, though minor themes of conflict, violence, injustice, self-improvement, perseverance, redemption also add depth to an already compelling plot. “The Triumph of Belva Jane” is a testament to human resiliency — becoming victorious, happy and contented despite experiencing abuse and mistreatment in the past.

“The Triumph of Belva Jane”
By Del Hood
Hardcover | 6 x 9in | 238 pages | ISBN 9781503523050
Softcover | 6 x 9in | 238 pages | ISBN 9781503523067
E-Book | 238 pages | ISBN 9781503523074
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Del Hood is a Nebraskan farm boy who worked on farms but chose not to be a farmer. Instead, he got the bug to become a journalist by working at his town’s weekly newspaper while in high school and during his college years worked for the Hastings Daily Tribune in Hastings, Neb. He is a graduate of Hastings College, the University of Nebraska School of Journalism and holds a master’s degree in journalism from the University of Oregon. Hood’s career spanned 40 years on three newspapers in Oregon and California. Hood and his wife, Sandy, have two daughters and a son-in-law who run the family business, The Yogurt Factory, in Temecula, Calif. They have two granddaughters and one grandson.

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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