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Mary Blair Destiny

Erin L. Richman


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How long can the past stay buried? How long can secrets remain undiscovered? What is “destiny?” Mary Blair Destiny is an unforgettable true story of serendipity, resilience, and healing.

Mary Blair Destiny is based on the true story of a young woman, Dorothy, who discovers her birth parents by a series of 'accidents' -- and their affluent yet tragic lives in old Virginia. Fate and chance encounters lead Dorothy to uncover details of her birth and then her surprising circumstances as an infant. Dorothy set forth on an unwavering quest to find answers and bring healing to her life, yet she carried shame to her grave. A prominent politician, a doctor’s fastidious records, and a unique name, Mary Blair, solved the puzzle of Dorothy’s life. Generations later, more details are unearthed, no longer buried with those that held the deepest family secrets. Dorothy's true story is the product of a different era in American culture, but her strength and resolve remain timeless for all ages.
Following the lessons from the main characters, Richman reveals to readers virtues of looking at life as one moment, and that this present moment is irreplaceable. Richman and the lives portrayed in her story are proof that the richness of life is found in our connections with others—marriages and friendships, the moments in life that we share, and the ways that we become connected. The stories told in MARY BLAIR DESTINY add up to a guide for living well, with inspiration for all of us.

Two Goddesses Publishing, 9781733018005, 242pp.

Publication Date: April 30, 2019

About the Author

Erin L. Richman is a developmental psychologist, longtime professor, and mom of two girls. Mary Blair Destiny is her debut book. As a new mother, Erin's immersion into maternal instincts steered her to the circumstances of her own grandmother's birth and apparent abandonment by her mother and father. Once Erin began to dig into long-hidden details, truth became stranger than fiction, leading to hundreds of unforgettable hours spent putting the unbelievable pieces together.