Gifts of Sisterhood: A Journey on to Your Own

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AuthorHouse, Mar 1, 2005 - Self-Help - 176 pages

We give and receive gifts, but the gifts that keep on giving – Faith, Courage, Love, Friendship, Happiness, Acceptance – to name a few – are the gifts she gave so freely.  Too often, it takes a life changing experience to recognize what we already have, affirm what we already know, welcome what is given to us and share it with others.

Patricia L. Brooks is a “sibling survivor” of the #2 killer of women today – Cancer.  Yet, she has rejoiced in her sister’s memory with this portrait of her sister’s courageous battle with Cancer and preserved her even more important legacy.  Through emotional healing for her and her family, Patricia takes us on a journey of love and friendship to a time of grief and pain followed by acceptance while taking her sister’s spirit home to their “roots” in County Tipperary, < s t 1 : c o u n t r y - r e g i on>Ireland.

You will learn:

  • How to awaken your compassion when duty calls
  • How to forgive yourself when facing life’s challenges
  • Why serious illness offers the opportunity for so many gifts
  • How to find the hidden gift of hope when placed deep in your heart
  • The importance of faith and trust that nothing happens in God’s world by mistake or coincidence

Patricia reveals her upbeat and insightful personal story of the relationship she had with her youngest sister -  her friend, her confidant, her soul mate - both growing up in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and living almost 2000 miles apart as adults.  Now God has taken her from the journey through grief to a place of inspiration that often accompanies acceptance and adjoins faith by calling her to share her sister’s gifts with you, by embracing her sister’s wit, charm and beauty with you and weaving together a meaningful story of love and courage inspired by real events and ideas you can use and reflect upon as you travel your own life’s journey.

Book One in the Gift Series

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About the author (2005)

An inspirational speaker, Patricia L. Brooks has contributed to the development of successful women for many years.  Patricia L. Brooks Seminars,, features topics in Human Relations and Marketing by offering Patricia’s business expertise for keynotes and workshops.  Her mission is to enhance the spirit of the client’s organization.


She has been a university faculty associate for over ten years and is currently teaching Marketing at Arizona State University-East.  Patricia has a Masters Degree in Organizational Management, the Advanced Toastmasters designation and was recently named to Who’s Who Amongst America’s Teachers.  


Although Patricia has resided in Arizona for almost 30 years, her heart remains in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan – the setting for “Gifts of Sisterhood”  She has operated her business since 1996 and is active in the Arizona Small Business Association. 


Patricia began writing her first “memoir” by keeping a diary as a young girl and continued throughout her life to keep reflective journals.  She has published articles, written short stories, edited university curriculum and developed a career of seminar presentations.  She is a member of the National Association of Women Writers (NAWW) and Women Writers of the Desert (WWD).  She currently makes her home in Scottsdale, Arizona.


Please contact Patricia for speaking engagements at:

Patricia L. Brooks Seminars

7970 E. Camelback Rd.

Suite 710

Scottsdale, AZ 85251

480-250-5556 cell phone

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