Compassionate & Optimistic

MR — REVIEW
A very captivating story

Predators do rob birdhouses. And in this book, “Victims Make the Best Birdhouses,” Larry shares how his soul, from a mere child to late in life, was continuously under brutal attack. The nightmares and feeling he experienced for so many years are heartbreaking. But with faith and help from good family and friends, he did not let those predators steal his Soul. A very good read. Thank you for sharing.

HD — REVIEW
A powerful story based on a traumatic childhood.

I wasn’t sure what to expect when I began this book, but it became one that I could not put down. The courage and fortitude to write about one’s story of abuse is sure to inspire other survivors to work towards finding their own peace, healing, and happiness.

LUKE — REVIEW
Compassionate & Optimistic

This book is a compassionate and optimistic story of a victim becoming a survivor. I truly love how the author pulls off different emotions, the healing journey and how he became successful despite his past. This book shows us that what had happened in the past can affect our future but if we choose the right path we can definitely get through it even how bad it was before. I highly recommend this book, it is worth the 5-star.

Published by llfranklin12

Larry L Franklin holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in music from the University of Illinois and Southern Illinois University. He performed in the U.S. Navy Band located in Washington, D.C. from 1967 to 1971. From 1972 to 1975, he taught music at Southern Illinois University. In 1976, he completed requirements for a certified financial planner designation and maintained a successful investment business until 2007 when he retired to devote his energies to writing. In 2003, he received an MFA in Creative Non-Fiction from Goucher College in Baltimore, Maryland. Franklin is the author of “Mnemosyne: A Love Affair with Memory,” published by Xlibris; “The Rita Nitz Story: A Life without Parole,” published by Southern Illinois University Press; “Cherry Blossoms & Barron Plains: A woman’s journey from mental illness to a prison cell,” published by Chipmunka Publishing Company; and “Supermax Prison: Controlling the most dangerous criminals,” published by History Publishing Company. He currently resides in southern Illinois with his wife, Paula.

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