Amalia by M.C. de Aveiro
Amalia begins in Santo de Serra, Madeira Island, Portugal. The story unfolds as a young girl leaves an orphanage at age five to live with her grandparents at their homestead. Her life experiences there demonstrate very humble beginnings. At age ten, she immigrates to America to be adopted by strangers and faces many obstacles.
This tale takes readers along with Amalia on her journey through tumultuous relationships, terrifying ordeals, and wonderful success (such as achieving U.S. citizenship at age nineteen). Her life’s story gives voice to an incredible journey spanning sixty-five years. This tale is heartwarming, sad, difficult, and encouraging and the heroine’s perseverance is sure to keep the reader turning pages. It is a journey sure to appeal to a wide audience. Come, take a walk with Amalia.
Dorrance Publishing 2017