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September 10, 2014

CONFESSION OR MIRACLES HAPPEN by Marina Polukhina

4 STARS

CONFESSION or MIRACLES HAPPEN
by
MARINA POLUKHINA

SUMMARY (from Amazon)
HOW I WOKE UP FROM THE NIGHTMARE
I HAVE HAD FOR 25 YEARS. 
Do you believe in miracles? I am talking about miracles in our every day life. This is the story of a woman who spent 25 years of her life in deepest terrifying darkness. One day she found herself alive despite of what she did, what she could not do and even despite of common sense. It was a miracle for her, God's miracle. It was not yet the end of her struggling and suffering, but it was the beginning of her new life. Ever since she's had 2 birthdays.
  • Paperback: 72 pages, Publisher: Outskirts Press (May 30, 2014)
  • Language: English, ISBN-10: 1478734817, ISBN-13: 978-1478734819

HER BOOK - HER STORY
Marina Polukhina was born in 1966 in Leningrad (St.-Petersburg, Russia). Finished High school with extensive learning of English, State courses of English literature, graduated Technical College, finished courses of secretary-typists, took psychology classes (neuro-lingvistic programming). Got married in 1987. In 1988 her daughter was born. In 2003 Marina together with her 15 years old daughter moved to the USA, remarried. Lives with her husband in MD. Her daughter graduated college, now she is getting her Masters degree.
Marina loves animals, has 2 rescued cats and a dog.She loves to read and to write. She went through a very tough times (abuse when she was a teenager, depression, suicide attempt). It was the reason she decided to share her story with others. She wants most of anything her story to be read and as a result to help people in depression, to help people to stop planning to end their lives. Marina loves nature - grows plants, flowers, has vegetable garden. She is Christian, believes in God.













REVIEW
Ms. Polukhina has written a book about what so many people are going through right this minute.  No one talks about it and that's the problem.  The author has shared  her life with the reader.  Her life of depression, anxiety and attempted suicide. How many of you readers out there can relate?  More than you might think. The author writes about the depression and anxiety she has lived with. About how one day she just couldn't do it any more and attempted to kill herself.  I'm sure it took a lot of courage to open herself up to the reader and tell of the struggling and terror of the darkness she was living in. This book isn't anywhere near a happily ever after story.  It's a story of overcoming the terror and the darkness in order to become a happier individual.  It's a book of HOPE.   No, she doesn't paint a pretty picture where all goes well and she just emerges from the darkness into the brightness of a wonderful life.  Far from it.  It's the story of the author's struggles, terrors, suffering, the feeling as though there is nothing left to live for.  I'm sure it wasn't an easy thing to do to write this book but I believe, as a reader, it may give another reader, the hope to carry on.  To know that there are many others out there with the same terror happening to them and may have been for many years.  This isn't something that just comes and then goes away.  

I was given a complimentary copy of CONFESSION OR MIRACLES HAPPEN from the author, Marina Polukhina and OutSkirtsPress for my view of the book. No other compensation took place.


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1 comment:

Marina Polukhina said...

Dear Gayle,
Thank you so much for your review. Everything you wrote in your review is exactly what I was trying to say, how I was feeling, what I was sharing with other people.
Thanks again.
God bless you.
I wish you all the best.
Marina Polukhina.