#GuestPost: My Most Amazing Treasures By Cristiane Serruya
I ask you reader, what’s you biggest treasure?
For me it’s quite a silly question. And, if you are a mom, you know what I’m talking about.
We have a quote in Brazil that says that “being a mother is suffering in paradise.” And it’s true, isn’t it? It’s probably the most difficult job in the whole world. You have to raise someone to be a good person, into a society that, sometimes, shows that being bad it’s easier than being good. But being a mother is the most grateful thing a woman can experience. No doubt.
I have two teenage daughters. What a terrible phase, the adolescence. They want to rule the world. They think they are very grown-ups but, actually, they are not. And what an amazing phase, too. I guess I learn with my daughter as much as they learn with me. And I can say they are my motivation to live and also to work.
My daughter Raphaela and I have a lot in common and we are both addicted to reading. She was the first person I told I was thinking of writing a book. She first looked at me for a whole minute, open mouthed. Recovered from the shock, she asked, “Who is going to read your book, Mommy?” LOL – Well, so much for encouragement and support, as you can see. I could have given up on my idea, but, instead of it, I saw my daughter’s lines as a challenge. After a few days, when she saw that my project was serious, she began to tell her friends that I was writing a story and kept coming into my office at home to see how I was doing. One day, when I was editing a scene with Sophia and Gabriela, she said I shouldn’t change it because it was “a-ma-zing” and that I should published the book. I guess in that moment we both stopped and thought about it all together that we should never give up our dreams. My other daughter, the youngest, Giovanna, was always wanting to choose the characters’ names and the places they should go. And, although neither of them could actually read the whole book, they are part of it.
This was so important to me that I wanted to show this kind of relationship in my book. Sophia has a three year old daughter (Gabriela) and they, definitely, are best friends. Gabriela is such a smart kid for her age. And Sophia is such a good mother. Maybe this is another message I wanted to pass through TRUST: kids are the most amazing treasure we could have and we should valorize that.
What about you? Do have a great story to tell me about learning with your kids? And do have any tips to share about raising a child? Please, let me know. I love to hear from my readers. :)
Thank you for the opportunity to share my work and thoughts, and for helping me promoting my book. Hearing from readers is very important to me. It always helps me to do a better job. So, I want to invite everybody to leave a message on my website “www.cristianeserruya.com.br” or her. I’m happy to comment or answer my readers and your bloggers questions.
Alistair and Sophia have found each other. Their hearts are opening to love again and they are set to have their ‘happily ever after’. Or so it seems.
BETRAYED, the second installment of the Trust series, journeys back into the past to reveal their secrets and dark deeds.
Sophia, the ravishing owner of Leibowitz Oil, is determined to have a relationship with Alistair, but a dark and terrible secret lurks beneath the surface she presents to the world. Will she be able to find peace within herself?
Alistair, a powerful banker, is in love with Sophia but has difficulties overcoming his guilt over his daughter’s death and his BDSM proclivities. Certain that he doesn’t deserve to be loved, he will do everything to push Sophia away, despite his love for her. Will he be able to find redemption?
Ethan, a steel tycoon, no less haunted by his secrets and lies, is still in love with Sophia after their short lived relationship. He now lives in an alternate reality he has created, because the loss of Sophia is too unbearable to face. He will pay any price to have her. Will he have her back in his arms or will he overcome his loss and move on?
Sophia, Ethan and Alistair will need to overcome their guilt, fear and pain and learn to see themselves through forgiving eyes.
Or will they succumb to their misery?
About The Author:
Cristiane Serruya lives in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, with her husband and two teenage daughters. She majored in Fine Arts and Law, and has a Master in Business Law. She is also specialized in cases of sexual abuse and violence against children and women. She worked as a full-time lawyer from 1991 to 2010.
She is widely traveled, having lived and studied in England, France, Italy and Switzerland and, of course, in Brazil.
After twenty-two years of practicing law, Cristiane decided to give writing a go. And – amazingly – it was just the piece that was missing in her life.
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Author’s page: http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B00A85DHT8