Sturbridge, MA, December 27, 2012 --(PR.com
)-- Alberto Mercado / A Rose For Essie Mae, ~ A Novel:
"For years, Rose Clark thought that her estranged mother had abandoned her and her father for a life in the streets. Years later, at her father’s deathbed, she learned a secret that will take her and her best friend across country in search of her mother and her past."
Alberto Mercado says, "I am pleased to announce the release of my latest novel 'A Rose For Essie Mae.' It's has taken me months to create a book where the readers can relate to the characters in one way or another. The story of Essie Mae is one of hardships and struggles, of love and faith. The end result is a story that will steal the heart of the readers. With this latest book, I have accomplished one of my greatest dreams, to become an accomplished writer."
Page Count: 161
Binding Type: US Trade Paper
Trim Size: 5.5 x 8.5 paperback cream
Color: Black and White
Related Categories: Fiction / African American / Romance
About the Author (Written by Brad Lisak)
"Alberto Mercado was born in Puerto Rico to a family of modest means. A subsequent family tragedy left the family fatherless and struggling to get by. With no outside help forthcoming, the family pulled together, with each member playing his or her own role in daily life in an effort to survive. But their hardships, in contrast to many of the families around them, instilled a desire to succeed. Alberto strove valiantly to improve his life, initially frustrated by financial hardships and other factors. He had long dreamed of escaping to the United States, the Land of Opportunity. Given the chance to realize this dream, he has never looked back.
"Alberto has established a long career in medical service. He has recently explored a love of photography, a pursuit which has brought him some press coverage and several exhibitions. In writing a brief self-introduction for one of his photography exhibitions, the seeds of his first book were planted. His brief autobiography generated strong emotional responses from some readers who encouraged him to more fully tell his story. The end result is not an autobiography but is inspired by many actual events in Alberto's life.
"These childhood years forged in Alberto a man who appreciates family and friendships. He remains very close with his family and, as a friend of his, I can attest that Alberto has established and tries to maintain annual traditions that reunite his friends - even when it seems that everyone is caught up in their own individual world. I and his other friends appreciate this effort. The events in this book may or may not resemble those of your own life but I'm sure that you can find within its pages something of value, and hopefully it brings you a new found appreciation for that intimate circle of family and friends that makes your life as rich as it is."
For more information about Alberto Mercado's books, please visit http://amercad9.wix.com/albertomercado