The Con Man's Daughter
A Story of Lies, Desperation, and Finding God
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"A captivating story of hope and redemption."--Margaret Feinberg, author of Fight Back With Joy
Candice Curry didn't have a normal childhood. Normal is hard to come by when you are awakened in the night by your father--who is high on drugs--for a wild ride down the highway. Or when your father has a habit of "borrowing" things and never returning them. Or when imposing strangers show up at the door trying to track him down.
While her father found himself on the wrong side of the law, her mother put herself through nursing school and kept food on the table by working around the clock, which left Candice in the hands of a father who needed babysitting himself.
Through her struggles and brokenness, Candice finds freedom in forgiveness and love in the midst of tragedy. Join her on the winding road to discover the truth that God doesn't love us because we're perfect--but because he is.
"I had no intention to sit down and read this book cover to cover in one sitting, but Candice drew me into her story from the opening chapter."--Melanie Shankle, New York Times bestselling author of Nobody's Cuter Than You
"This is a must-read! I couldn't put it down! Hope, help, and healing are in these pages."--Ken Freeman, author, evangelist, and motivational speaker
Candice Curry is the daughter of a con man and convicted criminal. She started a blog as a form of therapy, which has grown into a worldwide ministry and landed her on TODAY and Good Morning America. A speaker and a contributor to The Huffington Post, Today.com, and several other sites, Candice has a passion to give hope to those suffering the pain of rejection, the burden of unforgiveness, and the emptiness of great loss. Candice and her husband, Brandon, have five children and recently welcomed her teenaged sister into their home. They live in Texas.
"A captivating story of hope and redemption."
Margaret Feinberg, author of Fight Back With Joy
"I had no intention to sit down and read this book cover to cover in one sitting, but Candice drew me into her story from the opening chapter. She writes so honestly about the painful childhood memories and wounds left by her father. I found myself in awe of her strength and resilience. The Con Man's Daughter is a journey of hope, redemption, and the relentless love of a God who pursues us beyond the ends of the earth. You will be captivated."
Melanie Shankle, New York Times bestselling author of Nobody's Cuter Than You
"Awesome read. Awesome story. God can always take a mess and make it his message. Candice weathered some incredible storms--this is a must-read! If Candice can make it, anyone can. Once I began to read, I couldn't put it down! Hope, help, and healing are in these pages. Take the journey with Candice!"
Ken Freeman, author, evangelist, and motivational speaker
"From the first 120 mph wild ride Candice Curry takes with her earthly father to the first frightened whispered prayer to her heavenly one, I felt like a passenger in the speeding sports car of her life journey. She tells a story of heartbreak and redemption with an emotional yet humorous voice that both draws the reader in and leaves her changed."
Jenny Rapson, editor, ForEveryMom.com
"The Con Man's Daughter is a wild ride full of brokenness and pain, beauty and redemption. You will laugh and cry. You will want to hold little Candice in your arms and speak belovedness over her. You will cheer for her in her bravery and resilience and weep for her in her pain. Candice bravely shares the real truths of what it was like to grow up with a broken father and how it affected her. She doesn't try to wrap things up in a pretty bow or avoid the hard parts, but shares with authenticity how God met her in the brokenness and brought about healing and redemption. It is full of unspeakable pain, unfathomable grace, unpredictable redemption, and breathtaking beauty."
Brandi Lea, US founder and director, Beauty for Ashes Uganda
"Candice Curry has an incredible gift of sharing her story with grace, authenticity, and humbleness. I could not put this book down, and when I did, I could not stop thinking about what could possibly happen next. Her life and her story got into my head, but even more so, into my heart. There were parts of her story that broke my heart, and I found myself weeping for her loss. But God. As strong as the pain is in these chapters, redemption runs stronger. In her story she has given us a view of her own transformation--from bitterness to forgiveness. If God can help her to forgive the deepest, darkest wounds of her soul, then, surely, he can help any of us walk through forgiveness and experience what she has penned in these pages . . . freedom. Share your story and set others free."
Celeste Barnard, author and speaker
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