Totally kept my interest throughout the story. Explains descriptive aspects of her life good and bad. She shows how you can overcome disappointments in your life and come out on top. Well written and an interesting read love it! – Amazon Review
BETRAYAL, SACRIFICE, AND HOPE IN THE PORT OF CALLAO
Would the love of learning instilled by the grandmother and her unconditional love be sufficient to overcome the abandonment by the parents and the hostile environment into which the child was born?
This is the true, dramatic, and heartbreaking story of a child growing up with her paternal grandmother and siblings in the most terrifying and dangerous neighborhood known as Fort Apache in Callao, Lima-Perú. The police and other authorities did not dare to put a foot in this place for fear of being killed. The irresponsibility, immaturity, and absence of the child’s parents created an unbearable and treacherous experience in the little girl’s life. The only thing this child longed and hoped for in her short life was to be raised, accepted, and loved by her parents.
Fortunately, the child’s paternal grandmother, Elsa came into her life like an angel. The grandmother asked God in church every Sunday to grant her health to raise her granddaughter as well as the others until they were old enough to take care of themselves. Did God fulfill the grandmother’s wish or were her efforts in vain?