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About the author


I've finally reached the beginning of the end of raging storms that have partnered with me for many years...escaping a tormented childhood that led to a dysfunctional development of teenage years, which concluded with an abusive marriage with a man I thought was the love of my life. I instantly became a single mom and was introduced to years of evictions, repossessions, illnesses. hardships and a bad choice in men. Through it all, I've learned humility, love, perseverance, happiness, forgiveness, loyalty and a great love for myself. Everything I went through made me who I am today." A Black Rose Thrived" will allow you to experience my highs, my lows, my pain and my growth. I decided to write my story because I realized that this was a major part of the healing process that was missing. It started as a journal and turned into a memoir. I now understand that this testimony isn't just for me but exclusively assigned from God for someone else.

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A Black Rose Thrived
A Memoir Reflecting the Conquest of Overcoming Addictions & Self Hate
by Rochelle Richey

Overview



FOLLOW ME ON TWITTER @ABlaqueRose

Follow me on Instagram /rochellerichey


What is "A BLACK ROSE THRIVED" about?


This book is about the possible effects that can occur in one’s life when born or raised in a dysfunctional environment. An environment that doesn't offer a blueprint or structured foundation that is needed to be successful in a dominating world. Although success is very attainable, one must be able to survive, strive and thrive to obtain it. This book is about choices and consequences. It’s about taking ownership; removing the mask and literally owning your mess. To some, this book will be a mirror and to others, it will be a reflection... reflecting back on unresolved issues, bringing them to the forefront and forcing a healthy intimate confrontation. To some this book will be a conviction, to others, it will bring hope. To some, it will be a revelation and a sweet comfort in knowing that you were not the only one. Overall this book is a selfless, honest, heartfelt, well-penned book of intense drama and inspiration. I stand naked and unashamed which for me, was the first step in my healing. ROCHELLE RICHEY

 Enjoy this EXCERPT  http://bit.ly/1px5Jd5   “BEHIND CLOSED DOORS”  FROM   “A BLACK ROSE THRIVED”

CHECK OUT THE REVIEWS!!!


ByKesha on January 21, 2017
Format: Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase

A true page turner, I read until I fell asleep, I woke up and continued reading until the end! I felt so many different emotions reading this story, sad, mad, happy, sad again, gratefulness, determination, and PROUD! Ms. Rochelle, I am so glad to say I know you and I'm so thankful for you sharing your story! Your writing was excellent and I loved the bible verses inserted. I look forward to your next book! God bless you!



ByReneeon April 25, 2015
Format: Paperback|Verified Purchase
What a wonderfully narrated book. I purchased it originally because a friend of mine is the daughter of the author, and I wound up being pleasantly surprised by how touching the story was and how well it was told


ByShauna Driscollon March 3, 2016

Format: Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Love this book! And the woman who wrote it!! My soul sister Rochelle. Thank you for writing and sharing your life. You are so strong and courageous! I am honored to have connected with you through blogging.


Regina Griffin  from  GOODREADS  rated it 5 of 5 stars
This is a must read memoir about triumph, addiction, vulnerability, and overcoming everything that life can through at you to beat you down. This novel is about being born into a circumstance but understanding that you have a choice. 
It is rare, and the reader captures her life through each episode. 
It is one you should be reading already...Hurry up. 

 

5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book! I really enjoyed it!, 
By Reina D. - Verified Amazon Purchase

This review is from: A Black Rose Thrived: A Memoir Reflecting the Conquest of Overcoming Addictions & Self-Hate (Kindle Edition)
This is an emotional and heart-touching story about a girl who holds the weight of her parents' abusive relationship. It's a story that is wonderfully written and it truly touched my soul!
The book sends a message of how to overcome self-hate and addictions.

"Everything I went through made me who I am today. You will experience my highs, my lows, my pain and my growth." The author Rochelle Richey uses strong and powerful words and to be honest - once I started reading this book, I couldn't put it down.I would definitely recommend it to my friends!


(Kedar  From Writer's Cafe)

I read your poem and was moved by it.
I just read this story today 
WOW ! 
What a story, it nearly brought tears to my eyes.
I can relate to it.
It is packed with so many emotions.
I can feel your heart and soul through this honest and heartfelt
account of your life.
It touched my soul.
You clearly are a survivor.
You clearly have determination.
And that is why you are able to tell your story.
You definitely are a writer to watch out for.
Your Style is deep and raw!




A CUP OF COFFEE AND A FAIRY TALE  ( BLOG REVIEWER) UK

Storyline: it is a memoir of the author who is born to a dysfunctional family. Dad was a drunkard, wife beater, drug addict and gambler.  Mom never had the courage to leave him and start over. Rochelle decides that she wants something better out of life but she keeps tumbling down every time. Fallen into bad friend circle, the men in her life do not help her much. The story that the author has to tell is indeed very interesting. The good thing about the book is that it does not end on a sad note. She tells you how she has forgiven and moved on. The courage of the author is truly inspiring. 


Concept: the concept is not very different but very interesting. The author has chosen to tell her story and she has held no bar. I am sure a lot of people who read non-fiction are going to like this.

 Overall: the book is definitely a good read, it is a good read for anyone who is dealing with a troubled life and needs some inspiration.


 


5.0 out of 5 stars Let the truth be told! 
By Winona Wyatt Verified Amazon Purchase
I enjoyed this book so much I couldn't put it down I read this book and one day if you have any physical or mental abuse this is the book for you.



Donna McDonald-Vaughn
 Verified Amazon Purchase
This is A MUST READ !!! Trust me when I say you will not be disappointed!!! Thank you, Rochelle Richey,
for sharing your life story!


Naomi Martin 

Rochelle, I have read the book. I couldn't put in down when I started reading and I didn't until I completed it 3hrs later. I loved it, EXCELLENT. I give it 5 stars. I want you to know you are a great writer, so continue to write. It would be a sitting on the edge your seat movie. LOL!!!


Angel Watson 

Your book is only the beginning....You are a fantastic writer....I'd buy and read anything u write...Love love your book....

 

Byboopluveron October 1, 2014
Format: Paperback|Verified Purchase

Being a person in the domestic violence situation, this is an amazing book that deals with it ...and knowing how the times of hurt can stretch from even your childhood or your past






















Read more

Description


The Black Rose symbolizes pain,hurt, sorrow and death...a physical death and or spiritual death. It also symbolizes strength, courage and resistance... all of which are excerpts of my life. As you read my story, you will encounter moments of intensified emotion, raw drama and intriguing suspense. You will be introduced to a young girl who holds the weight of her parents dysfunctional, mental, physical and drug abused relationship on her shoulders which in turns follows her throughout her life. This memoir is written in excerpts because that's just what they are...excerpts pulled from different segments of my life. It's written in an interesting chronological time line order of events. My hope is that you will be encouraged, challenged and informed on issues that you may have experienced, never encountered or may have questioned. This is my Story. This is my truth.

Read more

Overview



FOLLOW ME ON TWITTER @ABlaqueRose

Follow me on Instagram /rochellerichey


What is "A BLACK ROSE THRIVED" about?


This book is about the possible effects that can occur in one’s life when born or raised in a dysfunctional environment. An environment that doesn't offer a blueprint or structured foundation that is needed to be successful in a dominating world. Although success is very attainable, one must be able to survive, strive and thrive to obtain it. This book is about choices and consequences. It’s about taking ownership; removing the mask and literally owning your mess. To some, this book will be a mirror and to others, it will be a reflection... reflecting back on unresolved issues, bringing them to the forefront and forcing a healthy intimate confrontation. To some this book will be a conviction, to others, it will bring hope. To some, it will be a revelation and a sweet comfort in knowing that you were not the only one. Overall this book is a selfless, honest, heartfelt, well-penned book of intense drama and inspiration. I stand naked and unashamed which for me, was the first step in my healing. ROCHELLE RICHEY

 Enjoy this EXCERPT  http://bit.ly/1px5Jd5   “BEHIND CLOSED DOORS”  FROM   “A BLACK ROSE THRIVED”

CHECK OUT THE REVIEWS!!!


ByKesha on January 21, 2017
Format: Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase

A true page turner, I read until I fell asleep, I woke up and continued reading until the end! I felt so many different emotions reading this story, sad, mad, happy, sad again, gratefulness, determination, and PROUD! Ms. Rochelle, I am so glad to say I know you and I'm so thankful for you sharing your story! Your writing was excellent and I loved the bible verses inserted. I look forward to your next book! God bless you!



ByReneeon April 25, 2015
Format: Paperback|Verified Purchase
What a wonderfully narrated book. I purchased it originally because a friend of mine is the daughter of the author, and I wound up being pleasantly surprised by how touching the story was and how well it was told


ByShauna Driscollon March 3, 2016

Format: Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Love this book! And the woman who wrote it!! My soul sister Rochelle. Thank you for writing and sharing your life. You are so strong and courageous! I am honored to have connected with you through blogging.


Regina Griffin  from  GOODREADS  rated it 5 of 5 stars
This is a must read memoir about triumph, addiction, vulnerability, and overcoming everything that life can through at you to beat you down. This novel is about being born into a circumstance but understanding that you have a choice. 
It is rare, and the reader captures her life through each episode. 
It is one you should be reading already...Hurry up. 

 

5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book! I really enjoyed it!, 
By Reina D. - Verified Amazon Purchase

This review is from: A Black Rose Thrived: A Memoir Reflecting the Conquest of Overcoming Addictions & Self-Hate (Kindle Edition)
This is an emotional and heart-touching story about a girl who holds the weight of her parents' abusive relationship. It's a story that is wonderfully written and it truly touched my soul!
The book sends a message of how to overcome self-hate and addictions.

"Everything I went through made me who I am today. You will experience my highs, my lows, my pain and my growth." The author Rochelle Richey uses strong and powerful words and to be honest - once I started reading this book, I couldn't put it down.I would definitely recommend it to my friends!


(Kedar  From Writer's Cafe)

I read your poem and was moved by it.
I just read this story today 
WOW ! 
What a story, it nearly brought tears to my eyes.
I can relate to it.
It is packed with so many emotions.
I can feel your heart and soul through this honest and heartfelt
account of your life.
It touched my soul.
You clearly are a survivor.
You clearly have determination.
And that is why you are able to tell your story.
You definitely are a writer to watch out for.
Your Style is deep and raw!




A CUP OF COFFEE AND A FAIRY TALE  ( BLOG REVIEWER) UK

Storyline: it is a memoir of the author who is born to a dysfunctional family. Dad was a drunkard, wife beater, drug addict and gambler.  Mom never had the courage to leave him and start over. Rochelle decides that she wants something better out of life but she keeps tumbling down every time. Fallen into bad friend circle, the men in her life do not help her much. The story that the author has to tell is indeed very interesting. The good thing about the book is that it does not end on a sad note. She tells you how she has forgiven and moved on. The courage of the author is truly inspiring. 


Concept: the concept is not very different but very interesting. The author has chosen to tell her story and she has held no bar. I am sure a lot of people who read non-fiction are going to like this.

 Overall: the book is definitely a good read, it is a good read for anyone who is dealing with a troubled life and needs some inspiration.


 


5.0 out of 5 stars Let the truth be told! 
By Winona Wyatt Verified Amazon Purchase
I enjoyed this book so much I couldn't put it down I read this book and one day if you have any physical or mental abuse this is the book for you.



Donna McDonald-Vaughn
 Verified Amazon Purchase
This is A MUST READ !!! Trust me when I say you will not be disappointed!!! Thank you, Rochelle Richey,
for sharing your life story!


Naomi Martin 

Rochelle, I have read the book. I couldn't put in down when I started reading and I didn't until I completed it 3hrs later. I loved it, EXCELLENT. I give it 5 stars. I want you to know you are a great writer, so continue to write. It would be a sitting on the edge your seat movie. LOL!!!


Angel Watson 

Your book is only the beginning....You are a fantastic writer....I'd buy and read anything u write...Love love your book....

 

Byboopluveron October 1, 2014
Format: Paperback|Verified Purchase

Being a person in the domestic violence situation, this is an amazing book that deals with it ...and knowing how the times of hurt can stretch from even your childhood or your past






















Read more

Description


The Black Rose symbolizes pain,hurt, sorrow and death...a physical death and or spiritual death. It also symbolizes strength, courage and resistance... all of which are excerpts of my life. As you read my story, you will encounter moments of intensified emotion, raw drama and intriguing suspense. You will be introduced to a young girl who holds the weight of her parents dysfunctional, mental, physical and drug abused relationship on her shoulders which in turns follows her throughout her life. This memoir is written in excerpts because that's just what they are...excerpts pulled from different segments of my life. It's written in an interesting chronological time line order of events. My hope is that you will be encouraged, challenged and informed on issues that you may have experienced, never encountered or may have questioned. This is my Story. This is my truth.

Read more

Book details

Genre:RELIGION

Subgenre:Christian Life / Inspirational

Language:English

Pages:100

eBook ISBN:9781483530659


Overview



FOLLOW ME ON TWITTER @ABlaqueRose

Follow me on Instagram /rochellerichey


What is "A BLACK ROSE THRIVED" about?


This book is about the possible effects that can occur in one’s life when born or raised in a dysfunctional environment. An environment that doesn't offer a blueprint or structured foundation that is needed to be successful in a dominating world. Although success is very attainable, one must be able to survive, strive and thrive to obtain it. This book is about choices and consequences. It’s about taking ownership; removing the mask and literally owning your mess. To some, this book will be a mirror and to others, it will be a reflection... reflecting back on unresolved issues, bringing them to the forefront and forcing a healthy intimate confrontation. To some this book will be a conviction, to others, it will bring hope. To some, it will be a revelation and a sweet comfort in knowing that you were not the only one. Overall this book is a selfless, honest, heartfelt, well-penned book of intense drama and inspiration. I stand naked and unashamed which for me, was the first step in my healing. ROCHELLE RICHEY

 Enjoy this EXCERPT  http://bit.ly/1px5Jd5   “BEHIND CLOSED DOORS”  FROM   “A BLACK ROSE THRIVED”

CHECK OUT THE REVIEWS!!!


ByKesha on January 21, 2017
Format: Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase

A true page turner, I read until I fell asleep, I woke up and continued reading until the end! I felt so many different emotions reading this story, sad, mad, happy, sad again, gratefulness, determination, and PROUD! Ms. Rochelle, I am so glad to say I know you and I'm so thankful for you sharing your story! Your writing was excellent and I loved the bible verses inserted. I look forward to your next book! God bless you!



ByReneeon April 25, 2015
Format: Paperback|Verified Purchase
What a wonderfully narrated book. I purchased it originally because a friend of mine is the daughter of the author, and I wound up being pleasantly surprised by how touching the story was and how well it was told


ByShauna Driscollon March 3, 2016

Format: Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Love this book! And the woman who wrote it!! My soul sister Rochelle. Thank you for writing and sharing your life. You are so strong and courageous! I am honored to have connected with you through blogging.


Regina Griffin  from  GOODREADS  rated it 5 of 5 stars
This is a must read memoir about triumph, addiction, vulnerability, and overcoming everything that life can through at you to beat you down. This novel is about being born into a circumstance but understanding that you have a choice. 
It is rare, and the reader captures her life through each episode. 
It is one you should be reading already...Hurry up. 

 

5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book! I really enjoyed it!, 
By Reina D. - Verified Amazon Purchase

This review is from: A Black Rose Thrived: A Memoir Reflecting the Conquest of Overcoming Addictions & Self-Hate (Kindle Edition)
This is an emotional and heart-touching story about a girl who holds the weight of her parents' abusive relationship. It's a story that is wonderfully written and it truly touched my soul!
The book sends a message of how to overcome self-hate and addictions.

"Everything I went through made me who I am today. You will experience my highs, my lows, my pain and my growth." The author Rochelle Richey uses strong and powerful words and to be honest - once I started reading this book, I couldn't put it down.I would definitely recommend it to my friends!


(Kedar  From Writer's Cafe)

I read your poem and was moved by it.
I just read this story today 
WOW ! 
What a story, it nearly brought tears to my eyes.
I can relate to it.
It is packed with so many emotions.
I can feel your heart and soul through this honest and heartfelt
account of your life.
It touched my soul.
You clearly are a survivor.
You clearly have determination.
And that is why you are able to tell your story.
You definitely are a writer to watch out for.
Your Style is deep and raw!




A CUP OF COFFEE AND A FAIRY TALE  ( BLOG REVIEWER) UK

Storyline: it is a memoir of the author who is born to a dysfunctional family. Dad was a drunkard, wife beater, drug addict and gambler.  Mom never had the courage to leave him and start over. Rochelle decides that she wants something better out of life but she keeps tumbling down every time. Fallen into bad friend circle, the men in her life do not help her much. The story that the author has to tell is indeed very interesting. The good thing about the book is that it does not end on a sad note. She tells you how she has forgiven and moved on. The courage of the author is truly inspiring. 


Concept: the concept is not very different but very interesting. The author has chosen to tell her story and she has held no bar. I am sure a lot of people who read non-fiction are going to like this.

 Overall: the book is definitely a good read, it is a good read for anyone who is dealing with a troubled life and needs some inspiration.


 


5.0 out of 5 stars Let the truth be told! 
By Winona Wyatt Verified Amazon Purchase
I enjoyed this book so much I couldn't put it down I read this book and one day if you have any physical or mental abuse this is the book for you.



Donna McDonald-Vaughn
 Verified Amazon Purchase
This is A MUST READ !!! Trust me when I say you will not be disappointed!!! Thank you, Rochelle Richey,
for sharing your life story!


Naomi Martin 

Rochelle, I have read the book. I couldn't put in down when I started reading and I didn't until I completed it 3hrs later. I loved it, EXCELLENT. I give it 5 stars. I want you to know you are a great writer, so continue to write. It would be a sitting on the edge your seat movie. LOL!!!


Angel Watson 

Your book is only the beginning....You are a fantastic writer....I'd buy and read anything u write...Love love your book....

 

Byboopluveron October 1, 2014
Format: Paperback|Verified Purchase

Being a person in the domestic violence situation, this is an amazing book that deals with it ...and knowing how the times of hurt can stretch from even your childhood or your past






















Read more

Description


The Black Rose symbolizes pain,hurt, sorrow and death...a physical death and or spiritual death. It also symbolizes strength, courage and resistance... all of which are excerpts of my life. As you read my story, you will encounter moments of intensified emotion, raw drama and intriguing suspense. You will be introduced to a young girl who holds the weight of her parents dysfunctional, mental, physical and drug abused relationship on her shoulders which in turns follows her throughout her life. This memoir is written in excerpts because that's just what they are...excerpts pulled from different segments of my life. It's written in an interesting chronological time line order of events. My hope is that you will be encouraged, challenged and informed on issues that you may have experienced, never encountered or may have questioned. This is my Story. This is my truth.

Read more

About the author


I've finally reached the beginning of the end of raging storms that have partnered with me for many years...escaping a tormented childhood that led to a dysfunctional development of teenage years, which concluded with an abusive marriage with a man I thought was the love of my life. I instantly became a single mom and was introduced to years of evictions, repossessions, illnesses. hardships and a bad choice in men. Through it all, I've learned humility, love, perseverance, happiness, forgiveness, loyalty and a great love for myself. Everything I went through made me who I am today." A Black Rose Thrived" will allow you to experience my highs, my lows, my pain and my growth. I decided to write my story because I realized that this was a major part of the healing process that was missing. It started as a journal and turned into a memoir. I now understand that this testimony isn't just for me but exclusively assigned from God for someone else.

Read more

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