The Patience Trilogy by Beth Fehlbaum

The Patience Trilogy by Beth Fehlbaum

by Beth Fehlbaum
The Patience Trilogy
by
Beth Fehlbaum
Genre: Young Adult Contemporary Fiction
Publisher: Steady On Books
Date of Publication: March 29, 2016
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Courage in Patience begins Ashley’s story. . .

Courage to endure.

Courage to survive.

Courage to overcome.

Tenacious 14-year-old Ashley Asher claws her way back to normalcy after enduring six years of an unimaginable Hell. Uprooted from her negligent and selfish mother, Ashley finds solace in the safety of her father’s home. Building a relationship with her stepmother, she’s finally able to open up and confront the past that haunts her.

With the help of her stepmom, therapist, and a group of troubled adolescents, Ashley battles her demons, struggling to find the normal teenage life she’s always wanted. Can Ashley find the strength and courage to overcome the horrors of her past while fighting for the future she so deserves?

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Hope in Patience continues the story. . . 
 
Hope to heal. 
 
Hope to grow. 
 
Hope to evolve. 
 

Still shattered from the horrific events of her childhood years, 15-year-old Ashley Asher is barely holding it together. Battling her vicious and vile mother who still sees her as the villain and not the victim, Ashley’s stuck in a cycle of self-injury and self-hatred as a result–despite the many people who trying to pull her out of it.

Adolescence is hard, but throw in a new school, a new family, and a father she hardly knows, Ashley’s need for self-destruction and pain intensifies. Her new therapist, Dr. Matt, may be unconventional with bizarre antics, but he’ll do whatever it takes to pull Ashley out of the doldrums. Ashley just wants a crack at normalcy. But can her counselor and the friends and family who love her teach her that “crazy is the new normal” and that nobody has it easy?

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Truth in Patience concludes the story. . .
 
Truth in the past. 
 
Truth in reality. 
 
Truth for tomorrow. 
 

Finally adjusting to life in small town Texas, Ashley Asher sees a glimmer of what happiness really is. Even her new relationship with the attentive Joshua Brandt shows promise of a first romance. But Ashley’s fear of intimacy after years of unspeakable abuse may cause friction and distance in their relationship.

Determined to prove to her that she’s healing, Dr. Matt, her beloved therapist, shows her that “life is messy.” And he doesn’t know how messy it is about to get. When her mother decides that Ashley belongs back in their hometown with her, Ashley is forced into another family feud that she isn’t prepared for. Refusing to leave behind the new life she created in Texas, Ashley and her mother go head-to-head. But can Ashley finally find the courage and strength to battle her demons when her mother might be the biggest demon of all?
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review

I cannot explain how this book made me feel.  To know there are monsters in the world around innocent children like Charlie; to know that there are parents who would sacrifice their children to these monsters makes me so angry I see red.  But to know that even after the hell some of these children endure, there is help, there is hope, there are people who care and can help them if they have the support to tell their story. 

I cried reading the struggles of everyday life Ashley faced after her abuse. She was a good girl who endured so much evil in her childhood. This book is an eye-opener.  To realize that Ashley’s story is not isolated, there are thousands of children who are abused in the safety of their homes everyday.  There are hundreds of children who suffer in silence because the  people who are suppose to protect them fail them.  Evil like this exists in the world and we as a society need to open our eyes and see it.  We need to be the voice of these victims.

Truth in Patience is a horrific, heartbreaking story, yet is is brave, strong. Beth Felbaum is a courageous writer, an advocate and a survivor. This series should be read by all school districts and social workers to try and understand the horror these children of sexual abuse face everyday.  Thank you Beth for this story.

In addition to writing Young Adult Contemporary Fiction, Beth Fehlbaum is a secondary English-Language Arts teacher who frequently draws on her experience as an educator to write her books. She has a B.A. in English, Minor in Secondary Education, and an M.Ed. in Reading.


Beth is a featured author on the 2015-2016 Spirit of Texas Reading List- High School. She is the author of the Kirkus Starred Reviewed Big Fat Disaster (Merit Press/F+W Media, March 2014) and The Patience Trilogy: Courage, Hope, and Truth (Steady On Books, 2016).

Beth is a member of the RAINN (Rape , Abuse, Incest National Network) Speakers’ Bureau. She has a following in the young adult literature world and also among survivors of sexual abuse because of her work with victims’ advocacy groups. She has been the keynote speaker at the National Crime Victims’ Week Commemoration Ceremony at the Hall of State in Dallas, Texas and a presenter for Greater Texas Community Partners, where she addressed a group of social workers and foster children on the subject of “Hope.”  

Beth is a survivor of a traumatic childhood, like Ashley in The Patience Trilogy, and the day-to-day manager of an eating disorder much like Colby’s in Big Fat Disaster. These life experiences give her a unique perspective, and she writes her characters’ stories in a way meant to inspire hope.

Beth lives with her family in the woods of East Texas.

 
 
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2 GRAND PRIZE WINNERS: 
Each win autographed copies of all three books in The Patience Trilogy  
Plus a $50 Amazon Gift Card


5 WINNERS
Each win autographed copies of Courage in Patience 
Winner names drawn 4/19, 4/24, 4/27, 4/30, 5/3
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  April 19 – May 3, 2016

 
 
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Comments

  1. Great review, and it sounds like a powerful book.

  2. Thank you so much for the heartfelt review, Margie. I appreciate your insight and understanding. 🙂

  3. Loved your review, I’m adding this book to my TBR list 😀

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