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Women’s Fiction/ Historical fiction

Date Published: 10-22-2021

Publisher: Clara Publishing


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Based on a true story, “Defiance and Redemption, A Lifetime of Unbroken
Bonds,” brings to life the joys, dramas, and triumphs of two sisters, Eva
and Victoria Alisio and their loyal friend Marta. The sisters are raised by
their atheist Grandfather Marcus and religious Grandmother Maria Luisa. Eva,
a proud and strong-willed young woman defies her family, society, and
culture, and faces scandal and disgrace, for her actions but chooses
self-determination over patriarchal dominance. The young women’s bond of
love, humor and perseverance, carries them through ordinary and
extraordinary losses, triumphs, and ultimately to their destiny in the
United States.

An important novel about 20th Century women in Ecuador, South America, the
events are as relevant today as they were one hundred years ago. Defiance
and Redemption, is an absorbing epic that moves through decades and
destinies. It blends personal and historical events into a collective tale
of self-determination, love, and sisterhood.


About the Author

Maria J. Andrade was born in Ecuador, South America, and raised in New York
and California.

After three decades, Maria retired as a licensed psychotherapist. She
studied Amazonian  shamanism in the 90s and when appropriate, used the
principles in her private practice in psychotherapy.

After three decades, Maria retired as a licensed psychotherapist. She
founded the Wise Women’s Circle a ritualistic and transpersonal study group
where women support each other in healing and growth of mind, body, and
spirit which continues to today.

For over twenty five years, Maria Andrade’s books for children and adults
are found in a variety of genres. This is an unforgettable first novel that
reflects her imagination and creative storytelling.


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