The tale of Samantha Ryan Chandler’s life is evocatively portrayed in her book: A Love Story, How God Pursued Me and Found Me. It tells of a life that is as disturbing and unsettling as it is uplifting and, in the end, gratifying. How “A girl from Nowhere, Louisiana” finds her way from such humble beginnings to live and walk amongst presidents and the supremely rich, only to find her trust and faith betrayed by those that she loved and trusted the most. She would be tested to the point where she began to doubt her own sanity and, at the moment of her greatest desperation and doubt, she was found by God and brought back from the brink of hopeless despair. Blessed with an almost unquenchable optimism and a unique sense of humor, she relates the story of a life that will speak to those who have encountered abuse, unfairness and anguish. Her love for her children and her faith in God carried her through a crucible of fire and in the end, made her a better, stronger person, ready to carry on with a life that is again filled with love, joy and laughter. A Love Story, How God Pursued Me and Found Me will both inspire you and touch your heart.
“Hope for the Discouraged”
Five Star Review on Amazon By J. Steve Miller
My life hasn’t been easy. I lost my career and my first wife to cancer before our 15th anniversary, leaving me with four young boys to raise. Later, I married Cherie, who was raising three boys. As if raising 7 boys hasn’t been enough of a challenge, I now help care for my 106-year-old grandma!
Sometimes I need to be reassured that someone faced greater challenges and not only survived, but emerged stronger, more joyful, and even better for having gone through it. That’s the assurance I feel after reading Samantha Chandler’s A Love Story.
I had a hard time putting this one down. Chandler wasted little time with unnecessary details, throwing me headlong into her tumultuous life. From the age of four, she lived in fear, never hearing the words “I love you” from her cruel and twisted mother. Her first husband took over the emotional abuse where her mother left off, in the end threatening to separate her from her dear children.
So how do you handle such intense emotional and even physical suffering? How do you put it behind you? Is it possible to forgive and move on – even becoming better in the process? That’s the hope that Chandler holds out to readers. I for one am more hopeful having read her journey.
About the Author
This true story will grab at your heart as you read of the loss, grief, betrayal, greed and anguish that gripped her soul. Emotionally and financially devastated by the annihilation called divorce, Samantha writes to unveil her own love story of how God pursued her, a woman from Nowhere Louisiana, to reveal her identity and security in Him. Her story is heart wrenching, intriguing, surprising, amazing and inspiring as she has now experienced first hand, the love of God that has set her free.
She writes from a place of experiencing such devastation in order to uncover and convey the truth to her three young daughters who experienced the ravages of separation from their mother. Her story speaks of the lie and plan of her husband that he perpetrated upon her after reveling and planning her demise for four years. The author speaks of the supernatural in a way that will amaze you. You will have no doubt that God’s hand is not too short to save those that are lost.