New Book “My Home Sweet Home” Tells the Moving Life Story of One Remarkable Woman

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Author Gala Waken shares her experience with her alcoholic husband and the events that led her to finding her one ultimate dream.

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Many years throughout the United States, the number of domestic violence cases was never brought to light and many people had suffered from the physical and emotional consequences of these situations. Author Gala Waken wants to share her story with the hope that other women or anyone going through this could realize that they did not have to continue living this way in her new publication, My Home Sweet Home.

This book is the true-to-life story of a rebellious girl who married a handsome young man. She got pregnant at the age of 16. Gala only wanted to have her own family and live in a happy home. Although they love each other, their one problem was Jack’s fondness for alcohol. He was always out drinking and he abused her physically and emotionally. Her mother warned her that he may only give her nothing but hell, but she still went on and married him. She believed that love can get them through this storm.

She worked hard, both in her role as a mother and as a financial supporter for her husband. They have happy moments, especially at times when Jack ceased to drink and simply focused on his family. Some good things, however, will never last. He lost his job and at one point, left his family to seek for booze and women. His abuses were witnessed by his children. Their marriage was not working anymore. It was only her faith that kept her through the years.

Revealing and deeply moving, this memoir is told with honesty and sincere hope of helping those who go through the same way. It is not too late to pick themselves up from the rubble and put the pieces of their life together. My Home Sweet Home will let readers get a glimpse into the life of one remarkable woman who battled all the obstacles in her life and survive the storm.

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About the Author
Gala Waken lived the life of the Gala in this story. She grew up in Michigan and spent most of her life there coping with an increasingly abusive marital relationship. Now in her 80s, she has distilled her experiences into wisdom that she desires to share with other young people who may be experiencing similar conditions and cannot see through the fog of turmoil not only to survive, but to find solution and salvation. She now makes her home in Alaska, living close to two sons and regularly visiting her two other children and grandchildren who “survived” as well.

My Home Sweet Home * by Gala Waken
Surviving An Abusive Relationship
Publication Date: July 29, 2013
Trade Paperback; $19.99; 245 pages; 978-1-4836-6276-3
Trade Hardback; $29.99; 245 pages; 978-1-4836-6277-0
eBook; $3.99; 978-1-4836-6278-7

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