Letting Go by Patricia Ploss

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In 1962, seventeen-year-old Judy Bonner finds herself in love with twenty-year-old Curtis Murphy. She also learns that she is pregnant with his baby and due in June 1963!

Filled with fear, shame, and secrecy, Judy hides her pregnancy from her family for as long as she can! With no mother to turn to and only an angry, widowed father and an overbearing sister, Judy makes choices and decisions that only adults should have to make. Follow her story of love, trauma and letting go, in the early 1960s, where choices were few for girls who, “got in trouble!”
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“Letting Go is close to home for me. As someone who was adopted as an infant in 1963, I know nearly nothing about my birth mother and her journey. Although I’ve searched for years, I’ve never been able to find her. This book is what I’d like to imagine her story was. My real parents are the ones who raised me. They’ve both been gone for many years now, but they will always and forever be my parents.”
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Patricia Ploss is originally from Michigan, resides in northern Indiana with her husband Tony of twenty-four years. They have two children, Dawson twenty-three and Rachel twenty-two.
Patricia enjoyed writing her third book, Letting Go.

“Inspiration for a story can come from almost anywhere! I might see a person walking down the street, and a background story of their life will just pop into my head. I make it up as I go by. I never know where the next story will come from!

“My first book, Dandelion Picker, however, was a personal memoir about my son, who’s choices and decisions altered our family’s course. It’s for anyone who’s experienced trauma and consequences to let them know, they are not alone—and there is hope.

“My second book, Emery’s Promise, is a story about moving on, second chances, and a little romance. I’m told it’s a great beach read!

“Letting Go is close to home for me. As someone who was adopted as an infant in 1963, I know nearly nothing about my birth mother and her journey. Although I’ve searched for years, I’ve never been able to find her. This book is what I’d like to imagine her story was. I’d like to think that birth mothers at that time were treated with respect and care. It’s not like it is today for pregnant teenagers. I hope my birth parents went on to live happy and full lives. My real parents are the ones who raised me. They’ve both been gone for many years now, but they will always and forever be my parents.”

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