E. Maria Makepeace’s newly released “How Not to Raise a Child” is an emotionally driven novel of a young girl with a complicated family that affects her life

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“How Not to Raise a Child” from Christian Faith Publishing author E. Maria Makepeace is a riveting story about a lonely girl who deals with constant shifts in her intricate family that impacts her life.

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“How Not to Raise a Child”: an evoking account of Elner, a young girl who faces ordeals brought about by her tangled family, which affects her interpersonal life and freedom. “How Not to Raise a Child” is the creation of published author E. Maria Makepeace.

Makepeace shares, “Elner is a lonely child raised in a remote valley in postwar North East England mainly by paternal grandparents. Her mother, a young Italian woman, finds living with the paternal grandparents difficult. Her father, suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, seeks his lost adolescence with a motorcycle gang. The parents start divorce proceedings as Elner starts school, aged four.

“Just as Elner begins to feel accepted and befriended, problems over family finances cause her grandparents to move with her grandmother taking work as a cook-caretaker in a tied cottage home. Elner is made to change schools, wasting a year’s progress and having problems making new friends. Her father finds work away from home, returning to his girlfriend at weekends.

“When Elner is eleven, her father and stepmother marry and move away. Elner passes her eleven-plus exam and enters a large highly competitive school of a thousand students aged eleven to eighteen. Her grandfather dies, and in a role reversal, she becomes her grandmother’s carer.”

Published by Christian Faith Publishing, E. Maria Makepeace’s new book depicts a young girl thrust into responsibilities beyond her age by a family with little to no regard for her upbringing and feelings.

“How Not to Raise a Child” contains a thought-provoking narrative of when children are tasked with overwhelming burdens and how this action will shape their character and outlook in life.

View the synopsis of “How Not to Raise a Child” on YouTube.

Consumers can purchase “How Not to Raise a Child” at traditional brick-and-mortar bookstores or online at Amazon.com, Apple iTunes store, or Barnes and Noble.

For additional information or inquiries about “How Not to Raise a Child,” contact the Christian Faith Publishing media department at 866-554-0919.

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