Authors Larisa Sainz-Yaksic and Bob Schweppenheiser’s new book “Looking for Love” is a heartbreaking, first-person narrative from the perspective of an abused teen.

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Recent release “Looking for Love”, from Page Publishing authors Larisa Sainz-Yaksic and Bob Schweppenheiser, is the compelling story of Danielle, a lonely suicidal teenager, as she struggles to survive a life of constant abuse and clings to the hope of finding love—true love.

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Larisa Sainz-Yaksic is a successful entrepreneur and mother of two who operates a construction company and a travel agency that serves clients from around the world while pursuing her passion for music and animal advocacy and rescue. Bob Schweppenheiser is a retired human services professional who served people in need over the course of his forty- year career and enjoys history, music, and sports. They have published their latest book “Looking for Love”: a poignant and emotionally raw novel inspired by the childhood experiences of one of the authors.

The authors share, “Everyone needs love—true, unconditional love. But what if you have known nothing but bullying, rejection, mental/physical abuse (including sexual abuse), self-mutilation, despair, and utter hopelessness? And what if you feel that you are not worthy of love, and blame yourself for all the ills that have befallen you? Is true love attainable?

Based on real events, ‘Looking for Love’ is the story of Danielle, a solitary, suicidal teenager who battles constant and incessant abuse. She lives a life in pursuit of love, craving just a scintilla of affection from her parents and the gentle touch of her mother. Transferring from one school to another, she is always the outcast where no one even talks to her.

Almost everyone can point to an event in their lives that changed them forever. If only Danielle would have known about a certain thing in elementary school, her life would have taken a totally different direction. But not knowing that one thing led to more bullying and further crushed her already-fragile emotional state.

When you have no friends; when no one talks to you or even acknowledges your presence; when your father ignores you; when you’re the product of a mixed marriage and your racist mother berates you and detests your mere existence because you are the ‘wrong’ skin color; when you can’t trust anyone; and when you even question your sexual identity, what do you do?

Is there an escape from bullying, abuse, despair, rejection, and utter hopelessness? ‘Looking for Love’ is about hope, resiliency, and the quest for true love.”
Published by Page Publishing, Larisa Sainz-Yaksic and Bob Schweppenheiser’s engrossing book is a gripping and potent work of realistic fiction.
Readers who wish to experience this engaging work can purchase“Looking for Love” at bookstores everywhere, or online at the Apple iTunes store, Amazon, Google Play, or Barnes and Noble.

For additional information or media inquiries, contact Page Publishing at 866-315-2708.

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