‘Life in Babylon’ Receives Positive Review

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The US Review of Books calls Theresa M. Santmann’s memoir ‘interspersed with daring escapades’

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The US Review of Books connects authors with professional book reviewers and gets their book reviews in front of more than 14,000 subscribers. In the recent review of the inspiring memoir by healthcare advocate Theresa M. Santmann, reviewer Barbara Mims Deming describes the work as a story that “gives readers a lesson in how much anyone, especially women, can accomplish when they embrace a generous helping of a can-do attitude.”

Life in Babylon” (published by iUniverse) chronicles Santmann’s journey as the first woman in New York State to obtain a Federal Housing Administration-backed loan to build a nursing home, an endeavor inspired by her husband’s battle against Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease.

An excerpt from the review by The US Review of Books:

Attempting to get Jack cured, keep the family together, and live on Jack's Social Security and Veterans Benefits, Theresa realized she must do more to secure their future. The couple began the long process granting them permission to create not one, but eventually two, adult care facilities, Little Flower Nursing Homes.

Adversity swirled around their business. Tension built between a woman emerging as an extraordinary entrepreneur and a man who wasn't willing to relinquish control over her. Still, Theresa showed the true picture of a strong, triumphant woman, a loving wife and caring mother, who rose to each occasion with humility.

In this memoir, the author offers a glimpse of the challenges, interspersed with daring escapades of her and her family, as well as the true pioneer spirit of a remarkable woman. Her story gives readers a lesson in how much anyone, especially women, can accomplish when they embrace a generous helping of a can-do attitude.

“Life in Babylon”
By Theresa M. Santmann
Hardcover | 6 x 9in | 260 pages | ISBN 9781491742518
Softcover | 6 x 9in | 260 pages | ISBN 9781491742495
E-Book | 260 pages | ISBN 9781491742501
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Babylon resident Theresa Santmann is a health care advocate, entrepreneur and philanthropist. She is also a pioneer, innovator and a woman whose determination led to a life of remarkable accomplishments. In 2008, Santmann wrote her first book, "In Gratitude to My Guardian Angel."

iUniverse, an Author Solutions, LLC, self-publishing imprint, is the leading book marketing, editorial services, and supported self-publishing provider. iUniverse has a strategic alliance with Indigo Books & Music, Inc. in Canada, and titles accepted into the iUniverse Rising Star program are featured in a special collection on BarnesandNoble.com. iUniverse recognizes excellence in book publishing through the Star, Reader’s Choice, Rising Star and Editor’s Choice designations—self-publishing’s only such awards program. Headquartered in Bloomington, Indiana, iUniverse also operates offices in Indianapolis. For more information or to publish a book, please visit iuniverse.com or call 1-800-AUTHORS. For the latest, follow @iuniversebooks on Twitter.

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