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Goodreads asked Toni Teepell:

Where did you get the idea for your most recent book?

Toni Teepell The main intent for writing the book was to honor my father and mother. Although fiction, the inspiration for the story came from their lives. My mother was diagnosed with schizophrenia in her twenties and spent eighteen years in and out of mental hospitals. When well, she chose gratefulness over bitterness and had an amazing ability to see the good in all people. Her faith in God was not shaken by the struggles of life. My father demonstrated unconditional love. He loved sacrificially and with a commitment that would not be broken, even when weary from the fight. I felt their story of hope, struggle, and determination was a truth worth telling.

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