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The Hands They Were Dealt

Mandy Penn

A literary sanctuary where courage takes center stage

In The Hands They Were Dealt you will find a compelling collection that will take you on an intimate journey through the narratives of 14 resilient souls. Within these pages of the inspiring anthology are emotionally charged tales of triumph over adversity that create a tapestry of strength and resilience.

These are courageous people who have faced life's traumas head-on. Their unfiltered anecdotes reveal the complexities of heartbreak, loss, addiction and abuse. As you read each chapter, you will see them beautifully interwoven with expressive art which illustrates the emotions and experiences of the authors.

Book Details

  • Publisher: Penn Studio Publishing
  • Publish Date: Apr 13rd, 2024
  • Pages: 184
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 10.00in - 7.00in - 0.50in - 0.97lb
  • EAN: 9798989777020
  • Categories: CreativityPersonal Growth - Success

About the Author

Penn, Mandy: - Mandy Penn finds inspiration in the rich tapestry of life as it unfolds through the narratives of others. A passionate photographer and artist, she dedicates her creativity to capturing moments that encapsulate the genuine essence of the human experience.Mandy has emerged as a standout figure in the industry. Her commitment and artistic prowess have earned her the prestigious "Best of the Springs" recognition for an impressive five consecutive years. Acknowledged as a Master Craftsman by the Professional Photographers of America, Mandy consistently hones her skills, pushing the boundaries of her art.

Praise for this book

The writers are phenomenal and brave for sharing their life stories. Thank you.

- Lucy K


The Hands They Were Dealt is a profound exploration of trauma, offering both solace and guidance through personal stories and empathetic insights. Through its gentle wisdom and practical exercises, this book empowers readers to forge meaningful connections and embark on a journey of healing and resilience.

- Jane M


I haven't read a book in years, outside of children's books. Between kids, housework and other tasks that comes with daily life, I read almost half of this book in one day (slow reader here). In all honesty I had a goal to finish it, I didn't wish to put it down. While I personally have not been through all these amazing people have, each chapter I've found something that resonates with me, makes me take pause.....how am I living? This is must read. The pictures and words are raw, inspiring and took courage many of us are still digging deep to find. I know we are in a technology based world, but this one should be owned to physically hold.

- JEC