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How A House Built A Family

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After escaping an abusive marriage, Cara Brookins had four children to provide for and no one to turn to but herself. In desperate need of a home but without the means to buy one, she did something incredible. Equipped only with YouTube instructional videos, a small bank loan and a mile-wide stubborn streak, Cara built her own house from the foundation up with a work crew made up of her four children. It would be the hardest thing she had ever done. With no experience nailing together anything bigger than a bookshelf, she and her kids poured concrete, framed the walls and laid bricks for their two story, five bedroom house. She had convinced herself that if they could build a house, they could rebuild their broken family.
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, c2017
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781250095664
1250095662
Characteristics: viii, 310 p. : color ill. ; 22 cm
Alternative Title: How a house built a family

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Tells the amazing story of a woman who, having escaped an abusive marriage but having no home to live in, enlisted the help of a small bank loan and a work crew consisting only of herself and her four children to build a family home from the ground up, in the amazing story of the healing of a bro... Read More »

2nd Monday Book Club Discussion: January 2019.

Tells the amazing story of a woman who, having escaped an abusive marriage but having no home to live in, enlisted the help of a small bank loan and a work crew consisting only of herself and her four children to build a family home from the ground up, in the amazing story of the healing of a bro... Read More »


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crchristianson
Aug 11, 2018

Very inspiring story.

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boris70
Oct 19, 2017

Amazingly strong woman and unbelievably talented children.

jilllib Oct 10, 2017

After an especially terrifying divorce, a woman and her four children build their own house.

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seg8713a
Feb 13, 2017

Loved! Extraordianry story that will leave you ready to build!

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