Role Mommy Reviews: An Invisible Thread

invisible.jpgIf you’re an avid reader like me, then I’m sure you are always on the lookout for great books you can devour in just a few sittings. Well I am thrilled to share that there is one must read that was just released this week that everyone should go out and buy immediately. The book is called “An Invisible Thread” and it’s based on a real life encounter and friendship that develops between a successful sales executive and an 11 year old panhandler.
The story unfolds in the mid 1980’s when Laura Schroff, an advertising sales executive for USA Today is busy walking along the streets of midtown Manhattan when she stumbles upon Maurice, an adolescent panhandler who manages to steal her heart. What begins as a simple lunch at McDonalds, turns into a friendship that has now endured test of time. Laura has since retired after having worked at People Magazine and Maurice is an entrepreneur and father of a large family who love one another unconditionally and know the difference between right and wrong.
While I’m always a sucker for books that make me cry, “An Invisible Thread” managed to achieve a trifecta of tears. Tears began to stream down my cheeks on three separate occasions when author Alex Tresniowski shares what Laura has had to endure in her own life, living in fear from her alcoholic father while serving as her brother and mom’s protector when her dad’s abusive behavior got completely out of hand. We also learn about Maurice, who lives with his mother, a drug addict, his grandmother Rose and several relatives who have notoriously been on the wrong side of the law.
If you’re a fan of “The Blind Side” or “Tuesday’s with Morrie” (honestly, who isn’t) then you will absolutely love An Invisible Thread. Check out the book trailer below and make sure you order the book for yourself and then pick up another copy for a good friend or relative. An Invisible Thread is truly a gift that is meant to be shared this holiday season!