In an honest and heartwarming narrative, Brenda Spahn tells of her journey from a wealthy entrepreneur to the founder and executive director of the Lovelady Center. In MISS BRENDA and the LOVELADIES she traces her steps from almost going to prison to loving and helping the first seven women of her “Whole Way House”.
Brenda is open and straightforward about her fears, her doubts, and her blunders in addition to her deep love for these women. She confesses to her own inadequacies and learns much about herself as she reaches out to teach them how to succeed in a world outside the walls of a prison.
At times it is almost comical as you read of the women’s first trip into a WalMart and buying personal articles until you “Imagine” – if you had never been in such a store, never been to a party or a restaurant. Never received a birthday present or had a birthday cake.
What if you were born and no one wanted you? you were never held and rocked, tucked in at night with a kiss. Would you be different? What if you never even had a first chance?
I thoroughly loved this book applaud the work being done. Would there were more such places for teenagers and men also.
I received this book free from WaterBrook Publishers for an honest review.