Just Another Girl's Story: A Memoir on Finding Redemption

Just Another Girl's Story: A Memoir on Finding Redemption [EPUB] ✶ Just Another Girl's Story: A Memoir on Finding Redemption Author Laura Eckert – Thomashillier.co.uk At the tender and problematic ages of and , Laura Eckert twice found herself as a patient at an abortion clinic, after her parents had discovered that she was pregnant Laura was addicted to sex with At the tender and problematic ages Girl's Story: PDF/EPUB » ofand , Laura Eckert twice found herself as a patient at an abortion clinic, after her parents had discovered that she was pregnant Laura was addicted to sex with her step brother Neither of them cared about the possible consequences of unprotected sex The aftermath of her abortion experiences led Laura to become depressed, drink alcohol excessively and feel the need to be isolated from those Just Another Kindle - who loved and cared for her In her memoir, Laura relives those traumatic teenage experiences in an honest and genuine teen autobiography that many will find shocking, harrowing and provocative, and yet implores sympathy and holds the reader spellbound at the same time read about her plight and her path to finding the peace and healing that she craved, as she tackles controversial topics of teen abortion, teen pregnancy, teen drinking and alcoholism Another Girl's Story: PDF Ë and sex addiction Laura s husband Shawn is deeply rooted in the memoir and shares his take on Laura s journey to redemption in the Epilogue of the book Perhaps you will be inspired to find your own peace within Laura s story Find out about Laura s story at justanothergirlsstory.


10 thoughts on “Just Another Girl's Story: A Memoir on Finding Redemption

  1. H.S. Crow H.S. Crow says:

    We follow the life of Laura, an individual with faults, goals, and dreams like the ones many of us face From the start we enter subjects that are questionable, yet relatable These are things that many of us may or already have experienced Subjects such as prejudging, faith, abortion, addition, love and the pain associated with said subjects are explored in a honest and touching manner.It takes courage to write a book like this Laura expresses a great willingness to want to be a greater perso We follow the life of Laura, an individual with faults, goals, and dreams like the ones many of us face From the start we enter subjects that are questionable, yet relatable These are things that many of us may or already have experienced Subjects such as prejudging, faith, abortion, addition, love and the pain associated with said subjects are explored in a honest and touching manner.It takes courage to write a book like this Laura expresses a great willingness to want to be a greater person It s something that s tough to do, but possible We are all gray, but the desire to grow from the mistakes is something that draws hope, and it s something we see in this story The hope that we all can change for the better To grow from the errors we at times find ourselves in is something beautiful.This is a story that holds many messages, but it s the personal growth that I found most appealing This was a well written and touching memoir.Thank you for sharing your experiences Mrs Eckert


  2. Matt McAvoy Matt McAvoy says:

    People write books for a variety of reasons sometimes they have a lesson to teach, or a message to share, sometimes it is to make money, and sometimes for their own therapy In Laura s case, you get the distinct impression throughout that therapy is her reason however, as you start to reach the final chapters of Just Another Girl s Story , you come to realize that the redemption to which she refers in the title, she is assuming from spreading her pro life message For much of it, I am People write books for a variety of reasons sometimes they have a lesson to teach, or a message to share, sometimes it is to make money, and sometimes for their own therapy In Laura s case, you get the distinct impression throughout that therapy is her reason however, as you start to reach the final chapters of Just Another Girl s Story , you come to realize that the redemption to which she refers in the title, she is assuming from spreading her pro life message For much of it, I am not sure who this book is aimed at of course, as Laura starts to earnestly share her anti abortion message, I did consider that it was written as part of her campaign, which is, of course, the supposed key to her redemption Laura resists becoming preachy, and for that I admire her, but be warned, if you have strong pro abortion views, this book may not be for you.I am not pro life at least not in the anti abortion sense , and while I praise Laura for sharing her story so frankly and candidly, I did feel that most of her conflict in adult life, and indeed the apparent subject of this book, is a direct result of shame and guilt for her younger choices, which I am sure she will agree with While I have no desire or inclination to judge Laura for anything she has done including her current stance this is obviously a book which invokes a reaction from the reader, and having sent me her book to review, I can only assume she is prepared for me to share mine It seems to me that Laura has spent much of her life attempting to externalize responsibility for her actions when she was younger, by claiming addiction and ADHD nowadays, by justifying her, in her own words, hypocrisy, by embracing God as her guide However, I agree with her on one count, in this respect that she was let down as a teenager, badly, by the adults in her life through all of her brave candour, probably the most telling moment in this book was, for me, the moment she confronted her mother, as an adult, only to be dismissed with a flippant brush off of things that happened in the past Of course, very few of us don t carry the burden of our teenage years with us a need to delve into them later should not be dismissed as pointless I feel that Laura would benefit a huge deal by actually internalizing her choices as her own, then coming to realize that she was not the abnormal adolescent she has unfairly labelled herself as The fact is that while the consequences of her behaviour were severe, and to some extent unlucky, her behaviour itself, while misguided and troublesome, was perhaps not as different to many others as she has convinced herself most teenagers make bad choices the only difference in Laura s case is that she was one of those unfortunate enough not to escape them For this reason I feel that Laura s absolution would perhaps betherapeutic were it to come from within, rather than from God, and that her best chance of leading the happy life she so desperately needs is from self awareness by actually embracing her past behaviour and explaining it inrealistic terms, as the foolish behaviour of a precocious teenager, without the externalisation, labelling or self loathing It may surprise her that I am regularly sent books by pro life campaigners on a mission to absolve their own past abortions, and she is certainly not alone.I did find it hard to relate to Laura and Shawn s life, in most respects, and this diminished my appreciation of what I otherwise know to be a well written, gripping and strangely entertaining book It is difficult to read at times, not least because the couple led the kind of life most of us would prefer to distance ourselves from one characterized by poor decision making and lifestyle In the last third of the book, when things appear to start finally going well for Laura, you do find yourself growing slightly nervous, waiting for something to go wrong not by luck or uncontrollable factors, but self inflicted There were times I found myself smiling for her, and at other times, shouting at her of course, that is testimony to an author who really does well her job of drawing in and engaging the reader It is utterly compelling and gripping, perhaps in the main because you want Laura to wake up and change herself She did fantastically well to order her life with prospects and education, but as a reader who is not religious, and an advocate of psychology, I do wonder if loving God has genuinely been enough to give her the emotional peace she so desperately wants I must admit, I did groan when I realized religion is a fundamental ingredient to Just Another Girl s Story But, to her credit, Laura ensures that this does not overpower what is otherwise a brave and refreshing memoir


  3. Mel Mel says:

    Just Another Girl s Story is the true story of Laura Eckert Laura shares the story of her life and the challenges that she went through and the strength of her faith Laura s touching story teaches us that our decisions do not define who we are our trials can serve as lessons that make us stronger Laura s story is inspiring in that it is a true testament to how God loves us even when we find it difficult to love ourselves.Laura writes her story with such honesty Laura s story of redemption c Just Another Girl s Story is the true story of Laura Eckert Laura shares the story of her life and the challenges that she went through and the strength of her faith Laura s touching story teaches us that our decisions do not define who we are our trials can serve as lessons that make us stronger Laura s story is inspiring in that it is a true testament to how God loves us even when we find it difficult to love ourselves.Laura writes her story with such honesty Laura s story of redemption comes with heartache and joy and will definitely resonate with anyone who has experienced their own journey to redemption Laura is an example of not giving up on your faith and seeking the life that God envisioned for you to be I recommend that Laura s story be read Happy Reading Note I have received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review


  4. Kayo Kayo says:

    Honest and compelling.


  5. Ritah Ritah says:

    Just another girl s story by Laura Eckert is a captivating read that truly captured my attention From the very first page up to the last, there wasn t a dull moment The book is a memoir of a life lived by the author detailing a real life account of the struggles she faced as a teenager and how the choices she made managed to haunt her in her later years And equally important, how she eventually allowed herself to seek and receive redemption.The autobiography was well written and told from t Just another girl s story by Laura Eckert is a captivating read that truly captured my attention From the very first page up to the last, there wasn t a dull moment The book is a memoir of a life lived by the author detailing a real life account of the struggles she faced as a teenager and how the choices she made managed to haunt her in her later years And equally important, how she eventually allowed herself to seek and receive redemption.The autobiography was well written and told from the first person point of view which naturally added a personal feel to it it made me feel like a friend was telling me a story about her life I also found it interesting that the author s husband who we got to know from the story shared by Laura added his take and insight on a few things on the epilogue.After reading the book I thought that it was a powerful story that needed to be shared and I m so glad that the author did not shy away from doing so I especially appreciated how unrestrained and honest her story really was There were moments I was surprised by how much she shared pouring all her heart and soul into the book but that s just the thing that made the story evenof a compelling read Aside from some of the predictable patterns of behavior induced by addictions that Laura often battled with, the actual story wasn t predictable at all which made for quite an interesting read That being said given the subject matter, the progression of Laura s story, and the stressful nature of her experiences and of those around her the book isn t a light read Instead, it is a deep and profound book with so much to offer to those who are open to learning from others mistakes.All in all, Just another girl s story is an incredibly moving and encouraging story of how one can overcome their mistakes in life, how to make better decisions and come out a better person I d definitely recommend this book to young adults because, in life, there is always something to learn sometimes it is best if you learn them sooner rather than later


  6. Aman Mittal Aman Mittal says:

    In her memoir Just Another Girl s Story, Laura Eckert opens a pool for the reader to dive in her personal life and consequences she faced for her actions A real life story of love, loss, courage, faith and redemption.Starting from her teenage days, the book is divided in two parts The abridged version will provide you with an overview of who Laura Eckert is and what is her story about It s a detailed preface or an introduction The next part that shares the major half of the book is called t In her memoir Just Another Girl s Story, Laura Eckert opens a pool for the reader to dive in her personal life and consequences she faced for her actions A real life story of love, loss, courage, faith and redemption.Starting from her teenage days, the book is divided in two parts The abridged version will provide you with an overview of who Laura Eckert is and what is her story about It s a detailed preface or an introduction The next part that shares the major half of the book is called the Unabridged version and the author starts narrating her story from the age she was five.At age of 16 and 17, Laura became pregnant and found herself as a patient at an abortion clinic near her parents home After one year, she was pregnant again but decided to keep her child with the support of her family From then, she started to walk on the path of redemption by going back to school and picking up jobs to take care of her child She was soon married and gave birth to another child with her husband.She has emphasised enough about the awareness for teenage pregnancy and the hardships she and her family went through in her teenage days She does accept her mistakes and addiction to coitus that lead to two abortions Her life story from her teens to the adult life is a great example how one can regain faith, hope with courage and a little support from loved ones.I always believe that if one accepts their wrong doings, that is the first and an important step towards redemption It has been a real experience for me and the same is showcased by Laura in her memoir Not only she acknowledge her wrongs or mistakes of her past that would have taken a lot of courage and is observable by her words in terms of array of emotions she went through due to her self sabotaging behaviour and destructive addictions Nonetheless, she also talks about how she completely turned around her life in her early twenties after spoiling the whole teenage and her only goal that her own children would not face the reality she wove.This is heart warming, real life experience of someone who made some bad choices but changed the course of their lives by acknowledging their own consciousness.4 out of 5


  7. Nicole Seviles Nicole Seviles says:

    Just Another Girl s Story by Laura EckertA Review by Nicole S Aviles Author of 101 Ways to Pen, Publish Sell a MemoirJust Another Girl s Story by Laura Eckert is a personal memoir, and story of love, loss, courage, hope, faith, grief, and redemption Starting off with a bang, within the first pages quotes such as when deep in the throes of a heated debate, I demanded to know why my perceived enemy could not understand my point of view By then I never failed in firmly placing God at the c Just Another Girl s Story by Laura EckertA Review by Nicole S Aviles Author of 101 Ways to Pen, Publish Sell a MemoirJust Another Girl s Story by Laura Eckert is a personal memoir, and story of love, loss, courage, hope, faith, grief, and redemption Starting off with a bang, within the first pages quotes such as when deep in the throes of a heated debate, I demanded to know why my perceived enemy could not understand my point of view By then I never failed in firmly placing God at the center of my arguments, and those who didn t see eye to eye with me wound up on my THIS PERSON S AN IDIOT LIST Eckert dives into her tale, with striking candor, and the courage to admit her wrongs, by admitting her self righteous, opinionated attitude was part of the root of her anger, and therefore destruction She immediately highlights for her readers the many trials and tribulations that brought her to the deepest pits of despair From a poor upbringing with the classic parents in denial problems, she admits that her blame placing and hatred towards everything and everyone who didn t agree with her, caused a dysfunctional life, and corrupted emotional core.After two abortions in her teens, a destructive and dangerous addiction to sex and love, and other contributing damaging factors, Eckert was headed to nowhere, fast She was resentful and angry, and refused to acknowledge her own part in her mistakes, until she woke up Somebody made her aware of her spoiled and selfish behavior, causing her to do a 360 in the opposite direction by admitting her flaws and faults, character defects, and other issue the only true way to ever overcome being damaged Eckert takes her readers on a roller coaster ride of emotions gone array, and then to healing and self salvation in an excellent and revealing, brutally honest, manner that is admirable as much as it is brave Just another Girl s Story is a must read for fans of memoirs, tell all s, self help, spiritual awakening motivated stories, and anyone looking for truth in a novel, about a young woman who could have ended up another sad statistic, but instead fought for her happiness and allowed herself to heal, completely.Great read


  8. Paul Paul says:

    This is the autobiographical chronicle of one person s difficult journey through life.Growing up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Laura was the sort of child who lived for pranks and practical jokes in Catholic school Dad walked out on the family when Laura was very young Mom eventually remarried, and just before Laura was about to start high school, announced that the family was moving to a small town 40 miles away.Laura found herself living the life of an addict Her addiction was not to drugs or al This is the autobiographical chronicle of one person s difficult journey through life.Growing up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Laura was the sort of child who lived for pranks and practical jokes in Catholic school Dad walked out on the family when Laura was very young Mom eventually remarried, and just before Laura was about to start high school, announced that the family was moving to a small town 40 miles away.Laura found herself living the life of an addict Her addiction was not to drugs or alcohol She was addicted to sex, with Shawn, her 2 years younger step brother They were intimate whenever, and wherever, they could be The concept of protected sex was unknown to them, so, an abortion when Laura was 16 years old was followed by another one a year later Her family was very supportive At age 18, she decided to keep her third pregnancy The family did what they could to keep them apart, but they used any opportunity to be together.Laura began to turn her life around, going back to school and working as a waitress She told her family the truth about her and Shawn He joined the Army, and was stationed in Colorado One night, he called her and asked her to marry him, along with moving to Colorado She immediately said Yes Now with two children, they managed, except for their frequent arguments, where their sordid past was never far away.After Shawn s Army tour was done, they immediately moved back to Wisconsin Studying for her Bachelor s degree, she elected to write a paper on abortion for one of her classes It forced her to re examine her feelings from her two trips to the abortion clinic She had a very hard time dealing with it She withdrew from her family, and started drinking heavily, which her family certainly noticed Can God ever forgive me for my actions Can I ever forgive myself When I reach Heaven, will the souls of my unborn children welcome me or, figuratively, turn their backs on me This is a very open and heartfelt chronicle of one person s experience with the aftermath of abortion Any woman having a similar hard time would do very well to read this book Anyone, male or female, who wants to knowthan just the politics of abortion, would do very well to read this book It is well worth the time


  9. Olga Olga says:

    I ve experienced the whole spectrum of the most amazing emotions, feelings and thoughts while reading this book I submerged into the book s world immediately and was caught by its true to life events, finishing the book in one sitting.Just Another Girl s Story is a unique and special read This is a deeply sincere autobiographical story of life, with dark secrets, difficult decisions, destructive actions, remorse, regret, and redemption This is also a story of family values, second chances and I ve experienced the whole spectrum of the most amazing emotions, feelings and thoughts while reading this book I submerged into the book s world immediately and was caught by its true to life events, finishing the book in one sitting.Just Another Girl s Story is a unique and special read This is a deeply sincere autobiographical story of life, with dark secrets, difficult decisions, destructive actions, remorse, regret, and redemption This is also a story of family values, second chances and the amazing grace of God.The author has done a perfect job conveying her emotional and psychological state in different periods of her life, the bitterness and sadness of early years, and hard efforts of making the right choices.The book is truly life changing and thought provoking, written from the bottom of Laura s heart, with such greatly depicted characters and events that I can easily imagine them in my mind That s why it had such a great impact on me, forcing a new look at life and family values, completely re evaluating my attitudes.I was impressed by the whole book, but some chapters had a tremendous appeal to me I was stunned by Second Chances, Laura s guardian angel rescue and the incredible gift God gave her the gift of a second chance The completely unexpected epilogue just adds to the book, which I have to say is a must read and definitely should not be missed


  10. Jarrod Cline Jarrod Cline says:

    Laura Eckert has written an intense, personal story of loss and redemption As we read of her youthful misadventures turning into later troubles, it seems like a story we have heard too many times Having to move away from her home at a young age, she looks for something to replace her feelings of loneliness with many quick fixes to shield her from the pain.After going through the heartbreak of several abortions, she falls into drinking and partying to deal with the regret As Eckert works throu Laura Eckert has written an intense, personal story of loss and redemption As we read of her youthful misadventures turning into later troubles, it seems like a story we have heard too many times Having to move away from her home at a young age, she looks for something to replace her feelings of loneliness with many quick fixes to shield her from the pain.After going through the heartbreak of several abortions, she falls into drinking and partying to deal with the regret As Eckert works through these feelings of loss over the next years of her life, we see her get into a happy marriage with the father of her unborn children They soon realize they have not come to terms with their loss The author struggles at times with the concept of forgiveness Finally, the couple come to terms with their past through a church retreat and reaffirm their faith As I neared the end of the book, the lyrics to MercyMe s song Flawless, came to mind Could it possibly be, we simply can t believe, that this unconditional type of love would be enough to, take a filthy wretch like this, and wrap him up in righteousness, but that s exactly what He did The author s trials and tribulations, and ultimate bravery should be inspiring not only to women or men having gone through similar circumstances, but to anyone having trouble getting over loss A very inspiring read


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