Nancy Bethiaume LaPierre was born in Woonsocket, Rhode Island, USA to French Canadian parents. She grew up in Rhode Island in an unstable, alcoholic home. She married Mark LaPierre in 1974. Her first child was born 3 years later. Mark and Nancy were blessed with two more beautiful baby boys. She was determined to raise them in a loving, stable, Christian home, something she never experienced herself.
During the course of her life with Mark, she realized how God took care of her and her brothers and sisters while growing up, and how He is still watching over her. She survived the challenges of raising three children in a school bus for the sake of sending them to Christian schools. God has shown her how to forgive her parents and found herself taking care of her mom after she had suffered a stroke. She had the privilege of caring for her for seven years, up until her death in 2010. She is now enjoying life with her children and grandchildren, every chance she can get, seeing they live in all different parts of the world. She shared her story in her book, Journey to a Better Land, in hopes to bless others that might be going through or have gone through similar trials.
And now from the author herself:
My book, Journey to a Better Land, is a true story about bringing people hope. Showing them a better way of life if they are hurting in any way. I want to encourage the reader that they can forgive the ones that have hurt them, especially if the ones are their parents.
I had to find a way to forgive those that hurt me or I knew I would not be able to raise my own children without hurting them.
It wasn’t easy to come out of a dysfunctional, alcoholic home with lots of abuse in it. I could not have done it without God’s help.
I completed a 3 Volume CD audio book from my first book, making the pages come to life. Reading or listening to my book will hopefully help you find the way to forgive. God showed me just which way to go and how to forgive those that hurt me. We don’t always have to follow in our parents’ footsteps, making the same mistakes as they did. I pray that I am an encouragement and a blessing to all those who read or listen to my words. I narrated my Audio Book and put all my heart into it.
I am also finishing up a second book for the caregivers of this world in hopes to encourage them because I know first hand the challenges that entails, having to take care of my mom and countless others through my life. I used my own personal experiences. The book is called “Courage for the Soul of the Caregiver” and it will be out sometime this summer.
I decided to publish my own work because it was less expensive doing it that way. I am finding the hardest thing to do with my work is marketing. I found in order to sell anything, you have to come up with a good way to market or it will not go very far. I am still working on that.
It takes me at least 1 and 1/2 years to complete my books and get them ready to sell. It is not an easy thing but if you keep at it and don’t forget to pray for your help you will get through. God bless you all as you are finding your way to survive in this sometimes heartless world and know there is a better way.
You can find more about Nancy and her writing via… her website nblbooks.com, you can download her book at Amazon, http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005ED9CSE, audible.com and iTunes. She does offer her Kindle free from time-to-time.
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