Author Patricia Princeton’s "Holding On" to Join This Year’s New York State Reading Association Book Exhibit

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The author hopes to reach out to a wider audience and to boldly inform, empower and guide the victims of rape and abuse through healing—with the assurance of God’s enduring presence.

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Author Patricia Princeton will grace the 2013 New York State Reading Association Book Exhibit in Albany, N.Y., on October 27-30, 2013 with her informative and eye-opening book, Holding On: The Story of a Rape Survival in Light of God’s Grace. This book carefully undertakes the issues and incidences of rape, assault and kidnapping which almost seems to be a daily and increasing occurrences. Princeton aims, through this book, to provide hope and power for the victims of rape and give them insights on how they can survive its disparaging effects—ranging from physical to psychological trauma.

This daring account revolves around the issues of stalking, rape and kidnapping that happened 28 years ago. It gleans from Princeton’s personal experiences as a victim of these traumatic incidents and how she embarked on a transformational journey toward complete healing. In Holding on: the Story of a Rape Survival in Light of God’s Grace, the author shares how she suffers the mind-numbing trauma of being stalked, captured, held prisoner, terrorized, repeatedly raped then dragged away, in full view of witnesses, to a wooded area. It is a delicate subject she couldn’t speak of except in the initial statement to the police and then in the court—a horror that lasted nearly 24 hours before she was able to escape. Amidst the appalling incident, she has always seen God’s presence, protection and miracles that allowed her to survive. Now, after years of recovery, and with therapy, the journey through darkness back to normal is over.

Through her story, she aims to provide significant information on the harrowing reality of rape and offers help to those who went through the same predicament. Packed with insights, messages and hope, Holding on: the Story of a Rape Survival in Light of God’s Grace promises to be inspirational, helpful and encouraging to anyone needing a reason for holding on even in the face of outrageous circumstances.

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About the Author

Patricia Princeton was born on a farm in the Carolinas and spent her childhood there. Her mother moved her and her brother to New York when she was 13 years old. She persevered through junior high, high school, art school and then college in spite of a seemingly unending string of difficult circumstances. Her interest in art dates back to grammar school. Teaching was her chosen profession so she could teach what she loved to do and she taught for 30 years. She earned her doctoral equivalency but had no interest in administration or having the letters behind her name or being called ‘Doctor Princeton’. She retired back to the Carolinas and focused on her artwork and writing. Her writing involved doing research papers as part of the research committee at a local museum. She has had one of those research papers published in a German magazine.

Holding On * by Patricia Princeton
The Story of a Rape Survival in Light of God’s Grace
Publication Date: January 15, 2013
Trade Paperback; $19.99; 109 pages; 978-1-4797-7106-6
Trade Hardback; $29.99; 109 pages; 978-1-4797-7107-3
eBook; $3.99; 978-1-4797-7108-0

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