The Best For Last

by Pat Morrell-Donnelly



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 22/12/2021

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 242
ISBN : 9781665545693

About the Book

Pat’s “The Best For Last” book begins with fiction, then memoir, about a portion of her life, and ends with fiction. Pat began writing this book many years ago. As her life progressed so did the book. It starts with the main character happy and thankful for her new life with the man of her dreams. Then, she thinks back about her childhood, her marriage, divorce, and living with abuse. For many years Pat experienced terrible verbal and emotional abuse. She wrote the book to expose the effects of this abuse. Her desire is to help any person going through anything like what she experienced, “Get help or get out.” Pat’s advice is “do not waste valuable youth and years in such a hurtful, harmful, situation.” For Pat, her journey saw her born into poverty. Raised during the 1930’s depression. Ambitious at a young age. Working various jobs. A difficult life in a broken down trailer in Anchorage, Alaska. Much time spent in the “School of Hard Knocks.” She had success in real estate, and investing, only to lose it all. The devastating loss of the home she designed and had built, plus all the rental properties. All because of her wrong choices and wrong decisions. For those Pat paid dearly. The book reveals years and years of unhappiness. There were many stormy, hurtful years. Pat’s poems are scattered throughout the book. Poems taken from some seventeen hundred poems Pat has written over the years. In both the fiction ending, and the real life ending, Pat finally ended up with a man who truly loved her. He often told her she was the “love of his life.” She would find love and contentment and a happy marriage at last. God is good. God is so good.

About the Author

Pat was born and raised during the 1930’s depression era. She and her family had little in the way of material things. There was no indoor plumbing, running water, or electricity. The toilet was some distance “out behind the back of the house.” During World War II Pat’s family moved west to Northern California to find work and a better life. This was true of many families during the war. Pat was fourteen years of age. Pat immediately found work in a cake and cookie factory. She attended school four hours, and worked four hours a day, plus Saturdays, holidays, and summers. After Pat graduated high school she was able to work full time. In those days people understood if they wanted something “material-wise” in life they had to work for it. There was no welfare or “give away” programs. No “free lunch.” Later in life, after working various jobs such as office work, modeling in San Francisco, Oakland, and Los Angeles, Pat worked over fifty one years in the real estate profession in the Bay Area near San Francisco as a Realtor/Broker. Pat holds the unique distinction of being the only member of her real estate board to be honored “Miss Realtor” in a contest in 1960. Pat has known many different challenges, problems, and losses. One such loss was the devastating loss of her mother who was killed by a drunk driver. Her mother was only forty five years of age. At the same time her father and young sister were critically injured. Then, the loss of her older sister, and only brother, to cancer. There were also overwhelming business losses, and personal problems. Pat has written over seventeen hundred poems. This is Pat’s seventh book.