A Challenge of Love, A Classical Inspirational Novel that Matches The Headlines and Times of Today

Top Quote A classic novel of hope, inspiration, love, and challenge. Its story is still as true today as it was in the 1980s. Emotional, mental and physical abuse is as widespread today and as hidden until someone, be it a celebrity, or on the Oprah show, brings it to the headlines. You must never lose your self-esteem. You must always trust your instincts. They are your greatest sources of power. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) September 01, 2009 - Pacifica, California - Inspirational Connections, a newly launched website is proud to announce the publication of, A Challenge of Love, written and partially lived by Gerri D Smith.

    Even though this classic novel of hope, inspiration, love, and challenge is set in the 1980s, its story is still just as true today as it was then. Emotional, mental and physical abuse is still widespread and is still hidden until someone, be it a celebrity, or the Oprah show, brings it out into the headlines.

    Dorri LaVogue, the main female character suffers abuse at the hands of her husband and fears the retribution of divorce by her strict parents. Finding her faith in love and marriage put to the test, she loses her self-esteem, and her hope of ever trusting the opposite sex again.

    Throughout the story, the many challenges, twists and turns facing Dorri propels the reader into a journey of the highest thrills and surprises that takes you along with her. Does Dorri find the nerve to leave her abusive husband? Does she master her memories of a marriage gone bad? Is she given another chance at love? You are kept guessing and anxious for the rewarding outcome.

    Part truth and part fiction, the authors imagination and inspiration intertwines into the telling of this story about Dorri LaVogue. Gerri, the author, says, ..."I’ve actually lived and survived parts of the story, and experienced great pleasure in letting my dreams and imagination take over for the other parts..."

    Readers say,
    A Challenge of Love is fantastic. It touched many different emotions: courage, pain, happiness, sadness, strength, faith, and hope. An inspirational story about life in spite of its ups and downs. It demonstrates how life’s challenges are not a set back. I personally recommend this book, you will not be disappointed. I am looking forward to a second edition continuing with Dorri and her new challenges. –Veronica A. P.-S., Glendale, CA

    Gerri, A Challenge of Love was so enjoyable; I did not want it to end! – S. Quarles, Wilmington, DE

    Dear Gerri, I want you to know that I really enjoyed my book, A Challenge of Love. Very remarkably written. Thank you. Sometimes I saw a bit of Dorri in me. - P.B. Tyler, El Cerrito, CA

    More details available at, Or contact: Gerri D Smith (650) 738-9865

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