Laura Pouttu was her own "beacon of light" through her dark and stormy childhood filled with disappointment, challenges, and tragedy. Also suffering from server epileptic seizures and brain injury problems, the odds were stacked against her. This is the encouraging and inspirational story of how one woman refused to give up, and even through great adversity, was able to achieve her dreams and goals. This is a journey in life enduring storms and tribulations and ending with dreams coming true!
Posted by Kay Adams, Nashville, TN on 3rd Mar 2010
I was a country music recording artist on Capitol Records in the 60’s and 70’s and have read a lot of self help and inspirational books. Laura’s book is very inspiring and a must for anyone who loves a great book. If you only read one book this year, read "Storms Never Last".
Posted by uck Moore, Songwriter, (Writer of “Paint Me A Birmingham”) Nashville, Tennessee on 3rd Mar 2010
I enjoyed the book very much and know the power of music and how it can help change your life.
Posted by Jody R., CA on 3rd Mar 2010
Inspires readers to keep trying against all odds — and as Laura did, keep smiling!
Posted by Diane R. on 3rd Mar 2010
I found Laura's life story captivating. As I was reading page by page, I felt myself going back in time to my own childhood...rehearsing some of the same feelings. She shares disappointments and hardships but with determination she brings herself to a place of high achievements... I went from tears to cheers. I highly recommend her book to all who need encouragement to persevere no matter what you may be going through in life. Galatians 6:9... Loved one, keep doing right, for in due time you WILL reap, IF YOU DO NOT GIVE UP. (Amp. version) Laura's story proves that ...DREAMS DO COME TRUE when you choose not to allow circumstances hold you back.
Posted by Jeff Meyer, Idaho on 3rd Mar 2010
I found this story to be incredibly uplifting and inspirational. Her story of growing up with adversity to open her own day care business was both fascinating and inspiring. The biggest theme that I drew from her writing was that lifelong dreams are always attainable and possible. Her story of neglect during childhood, along with her brain medical issues, slowly turned into a tale of never giving up and attaining lifelong dreams - no matter what obstacles might be placed in one's way.
This is an excellent book, and I would recommend it to anyone who wants to read a story of attaining one's dreams no matter what the odds in life.
Posted by Sharon Braymiller, Payson, Arizona on 3rd Mar 2010
This book would help children and parents dealing with ADD/ADHD and/or epileptic seizures. It is the journey of a little girl and her attempt to fit into a world where people with her problems weren’t plentiful. The story is true as seen through the eyes of the child. After reading it, many people might rethink their feelings about these children and what they might do to help them.