"It was a tragedy...that is the way I always answered people who asked about the scars on my neck...the scars left by my mother when she tried to kill me."In one day of incomprehensible terror, Tatyana lost her twin sister, Natasha, three younger sisters and a younger brother, all at the hands of their very own mother. Only Tatyana and her older half-brother, Sasha, would survive. Where there were once seven precious young lives just beginning to blossom...only two soul-scarred children remained.In A Pearl of Hope, follow Tatyana as she, Sasha and their father strive to rebuild their shattered lives, struggling to move from the dark shadow of their tortured past. Walk with her through the darkness of a troubled childhood, an adolescence that brought her to the brink of suicide, and into the light she found as she embraced God's restorative, healing love. "Tatyana's award-winning book, A Pearl of Hope, is a stark recounting of her once idyllic, then suddenly horrific childhood. Though shocking and disturbing, her story ultimately unfolds as an account of the victory of hope over despair, a triumph of good over evil. Through it all, God's love, redemptive power and faithfulness shine through." (Jim Kochenburger, best-selling Christian author and publisher.)The author writes, "The most important thing I want the reader to know is that when I look back on my life, the only reason I am still standing is because of my faith in God and obedience to His Word. That is all I can point to for enjoying the life I now live." Tatyana Alekseyevna is a happily married mother of two children, who currently resides in Georgia. She lives to pursue God with a whole heart and to serve Him every day of her life.