“A BLACK ROSE THRIVED” A Personal Memoir

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 Enjoy this   “BEHIND CLOSED DOORS”   EXCERPT FROM   “A BLACK ROSE THRIVED”

I’ve finally reached the beginning of the end of raging storms that have partnered with me for many years…escaping a tormented childhood that led to a dysfunctional development of teenage years, which concluded with an abusive marriage with a man I thought was the love of my life. I instantly became a single mom and was introduced to years of evictions, repossessions, illnesses. hardships and a bad choice in men. Through it all, I’ve learned humility, love, perseverance, happiness, forgiveness, loyalty and a great love for myself. Everything I went through made me who I am today.

” A Black Rose Thrived” will allow you to experience my highs, my lows, my pain and my growth. I decided to write my story because I realized that this was a major part of the healing process that was missing. It started as a journal and turned into a memoir. 

This memoir is written in excerpts because that’s just what they are…excerpts pulled from different segments of my life. It’s written in an interesting chronological timeline order of events. My hope is that you will be encouraged, challenged and informed on issues that you may have experienced, never encountered or may have questioned. This is my Story. This is my truth.


Author and Writer
Rochelle Richey©

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14 thoughts on ““A BLACK ROSE THRIVED” A Personal Memoir

  1. When I buy the book can I get it autographed?
    Also did you fall to addiction of self-harm as I did with cutting?
    I’m so glad you’ve found the way out. peace, love and hope to you.
    michelle your new follower.

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  2. Welcome to my blog Michelle! Well you have followed my blog on the last day of my free give away of “A BLACK ROSE THRIVED”!!! If you like I would be very happy to send you a PDF. My books are ordered straight from distribution, so I’m sorry they are not autographed. But please know that I will announce my book signings. If you are in the U.S , I’m sure I will be in your city. As far as my fall to addiction of self-harm…I never cut myself but I did harm myself with a 20 year crack habit. You write in the past tense when you speak of your cutting… so I”m very happy that you’ve found your way as well…:) Peace and love to you my sister and again welcome to my page. ( if you would like a free copy just leave your email in the comments, your book will be sent ASAP and your email will be deleted from the comment section.

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  3. I would love a PDF XXXXXXXXXXXr.com I also just ordered my copy on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Black-Rose-Thrived-reflecting-overcoming/dp/150035676X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1430936269&sr=8-1&keywords=A+BLACK+ROSE+THRIVED

    Yes I have been free of cuts near 11 months now. I am hopeful it’s finally behind me with the help I’ve gotten professionally and the coping techniques.

    When you get to Honolulu holler. I will also be happy to show you the aloha spirit and take you around out beautiful island.

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  4. I Thank you so much for your order and support. Your PDF is on the way and I sure will holler when I’m in Honolulu…:) 11 months is awesome! I will be praying for you Michelle that all is well in your life. Peace and Love to you…:)

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  5. I added a link to here: https://aghostdancer.wordpress.com/2015/05/07/mental-illness-awareness-month/ I am promoting mental illness awareness all month long. Your story of abuse and triumph is beautiful and I am hoping the world knows about it. My little help if it helps at all. I haven’t yet finished your book but what I’ve read so far is inspiring.

    One voice, one face, one story at a time and we will change the stigma and help those suffering.

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  6. Wow Michelle, Thank you so much… and yes, if I can do it, so can you 🙂 I’ve been reading your posts and wow, I can’t image…you are my hero as well.;) Stay strong. Take one day at a time. And know that looking back is never an option. Kudos! (btw you’re an awesome writer! Isn’t that something…all this talent hidden away, laying dormant for so many years …under so much hurt and pain. It’s truly a new day. 🙂

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  7. Your testimony is anointed and I don’t say that lightly. So glad to see that you are not only thriving but shining Light by sharing your story. I don’t bookmark too many pages, but I’m bookmarking yours. Continue what you do. This is only the beginning…

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