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Author honors father’s memory in a new book about finding hope amidst life’s struggles

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He had so much potential as a young man, but life and circumstance steered his course. Like unrequited love, I wanted to honor my father’s life with his story told in glory.

Can we ever truly escape the hand life has dealt us? Are we destined to have a purpose or simply live life to the best of our abilities? Author Constance Hall explores life’s greater meaning through the eyes of her father in her new novel, “Valedictorian: A Story of the Hidden Glory of a Troubled Life.”

Born to alcoholic parents and forced to depend on only himself at eight years old, Wilbur, based on Hall’s father, strives for success through intelligence, hard work and a life of dedicated military service. Unfortunately, life’s devastating blows overshadow Wilbur’s remarkable accomplishments and cause him to question life’s value until one person lifts the veil and reveals his true purpose.

“I watched my father sacrifice his own happiness to always do the right thing,” said Hall. “He had so much potential as a young man, but life and circumstance steered his course. Like unrequited love, I wanted to honor my father’s life with his story told in glory."

Born on a military base, Hall had an inside look into the struggles her father faced in an effort to provide for his family and find meaning in life after so many pitfalls. Wilbur eventually finds faith and his true purpose in an ending that will fill readers with promise and joy.

“The most rewarding part was writing the ending,” said Hall. “This book took on a life of its own and came to a surprising ending that will give readers hope."

For more information, visit http://www.constancewhall.com/.

“Valedictorian: The Story of the Hidden Glory of Troubled Life”
By Constance W. Hall
ISBN: 978-1-50497-851-4
Available in softcover, hardcover, e-book
Available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and AuthorHouse

About the author
Constance Hall was born on a military base in eastern North Carolina and has been a registered nurse for thirty years. She is also a family nurse practitioner and sees patients on a regular basis. She credits her intimate contact with people who share what really matters to them, during the times when life seems to matter most, for her deep understanding, insight, and empathy. Constance lives on the coast of eastern North Carolina with her husband of twenty-two years, Bill, and together they have five sons.
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