"Pieces of the Pearl has a total of 191 pages which are papers from writer 'Teresa Winton'. "A child never perceives the thought of life without parents, and when it does happen, it can shatter the child's heart and tear down any sense of security. Children in this situation are forced to either die in the tragedy or find a way to live and survive it. I set out to survive..." "Pieces of the Pearl: Memoirs of a Foster Child's Triumphant Transformation" tells the true-life story of Teresa Ann Winton, who invites you to journey into the depths of her soul where a vulnerable and profoundly sad little girl once lived. Teresa's unstable home left her exposed to abuse, poverty, and neglect. Foster care, a system meant to help the helpless, brought even more trauma and loss. But in spite of it all, Teresa forged ahead, refusing to succumb to despair. In this poignant story, the author interlaces poetry and narrative, sharing her joys and sorrows, her triumphs and tears. "Pieces of the Pearl: Memoirs of a Foster Child's Triumphant Transformation" is a search for wholeness and reconciliation, one whose spiritual message of undying faith, hope, and love will leave readers inspired. A story like "Pieces of the Pearl" must be told. The teeming masses of humanity must be exposed to a true story of 'can do.' People must see real faith at worka "a faith that is not ignorant of the ugliness of man, but does not blame that ugliness on God. In the fires of tragedy, people of bitterness or heroism are born, and I am proud to say that I know this hero, Teresa Winton. a "Phil Arnold, Louisville, Kentucky" 2009-11 time of publication of the book, [-Tate Publishing-]"