Daughters of Nazareth
".......one week after my first communion and three days before my seventh birthday, my father went back into hospital and I awoke to the sound of silence at home."
For Trisha Gourgaud, life growing up in 50s Australia was a mix of love for her French father and love tinged with uncertainty for her Irish mother. A blissful time was cut short when one day she was taken by the police to the local children's home, Nazareth House, a home for neglected and abandoned children. This event meant she would never see her mother again and rarely see her father.
Daughters of Nazareth by Trisha Hughes is an autobiography of touching warmth which tells the story of the confused and sometimes frightened girl who became an independent woman, but who carried with her the scars and the loneliness borne of the belief that her parents had abandoned her.
But a surprise lay in store for Trisha, and in the telling of her change of fortune, the author provides the reader with a moving and inspired story of discovery.
But a surprise lay in store for Trisha, and in the telling of her change of fortune, the author provides the reader with a moving and inspired story of discovery
Daughters of Nazareth is a compelling and moving account of a woman who refused to be bowed by the worst the world could do. It is a lesson about how a life of yearning and loneliness can be transformed into one filled with love, happiness and acceptance. Above all, it is a deeply touching story of a woman who grew up without a family, only to find them when she least expected it.