Award-winning Author Rochelle Soetan vividly shares her best work yet in new memoir Bridges: A Season of Surrender, a narrative of one woman’s journey of redemption, inspiration, and a return to self-love.
A story of nearly two decades ago the author candidly invites the reader in for a front row seat – of a journey where she describes a life occurrence which transported her from fear to bravery – while standing on the edge of a city bridge at 2 A.M. Her passion through literature, speaking, teaching, mentoring, mental health awareness and suicide prevention advocacy is for you to initiate a bit of inspiration into your own life, then into the life of someone else.
She quotes, “My journey echoes the true-life stories of courageous warriors everywhere who have fallen, crashed, burned, broke, cried, crawled, hurt, surrendered, and rose again. When I look in the mirror, I see them. When I walk down the boulevard, I feel their blisters on the bottoms of my feet. I read of their demise in the local newspapers. They are my sister friends, my brothers, my neighbors and strangers, alike. Our journeys differ but our pressures are the same, compressed like crackled bones between the head and the heart, scattered after the war. We've been strangers and friends on the same sidewalks. We've shared battlefields, bridges, and boats. Now we share life jackets. We swim, surf, save and support one another. I am indebted to this story and its roots. If not for the challenges, trials and fears, I may have never discovered the magnitude of my own strength or how wide my faith could stretch. Over the ten years of writing this book, these pages have developed a sense of urgency. They are a migration of death and life, consequence and love, rage and redemption."
Bridges will provide readers a bridge to connect to their inner resilience while being blanketed with beautiful words of insight, encouragement and inner strength.
Official release date is October 31, 2017. Books will be available wherever books are sold or at these booksellers: Amazon, Hulu, Barnes & Noble, and Indiebound