Marcia Chellis

books about women overcoming obstacles

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Living with the Kennedys is very much worth reading...”
--Peter Collier, Book World

“Throughout this searing, eloquent book, Marcia Chellis lauds Joan’s willpower, innate decency and integrity.”
--Judy Bass, the Boston Herald

“I think you provide a tremendous source of encouragement. How wonderful a feeling it must be for you to know you are reaching so many people manifesting hope and purpose and new spirit.”
--Letter from a reader

“The book does make readers feel sympathy and admiration for Kennedy.”
--Julie Gilbert, the Houston Post

“I loved the book. It was such an inspiration to me as I am also an alcoholic. Thanks for writing a super story about a super lady. I’ve been greatly inspired by the strength and courage of you and Joan to continue to grow and change.”
--Letter from a reader

“I really enjoyed our conversation and I admire the way you stand up for your convictions. You are the right person with the right stuff to chronicle profiles of feminine courage.”
--Jack Russell, San Mateo Times

"I picked up your book The Joan Kennedy Story at the Friend's Book Corner in our local library and I just finished it. You are a marvelous writer. How lucky she was to have you! I thought you would like to know that even though you wrote this book so many years ago, it was just read anew and loved by one person. My very best"
--Letter from a reader

Selected Works

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The fourth book, "Love Letters in the Sand," recently came out. A Boston portrait painter unexpectedly meets an attractive wanderer who opens her eyes to the world, especially the Middle-East, and she becomes a woman she never could have imagined. The story is set in Boston, Abu Dhabi, and Cyprus.
Raised with fifties values, five friends tell how their dramatic shifts through the following decades made it possile for them to emerge as members of their cutting edge generation.
Despite experiencing devastating circumstances, eight women tell how they made their lives extraordinary.
The story of a woman who marries American royalty and later seeks her own identity.