The Book

A courageous, true account of the loss of love over the course of a 23-year interfaith and interracial marriage. Beatriz is a young, spirited Brazilian woman who dreams of opening up an English language school in her home country. She comes to Canada to improve her English where she falls in love with and marries a young Muslim refugee. Although there is love in the beginning, it soon becomes apparent that Beatriz cannot live up to the religious, cultural, and traditional expectations of her husband. She had married the man she loved, but at what cost to herself? Only decades later would she realize that the love she thought would save her had become the weapon that nearly destroyed her.


About Helen

Helen was born and raised in Brazil. She graduated from BH University with a B.A. in English Language and Literature in 1986. Helen immigrated to Canada in 1988.

Helen is a writer, keynote and motivational speaker, a life coach and translator.




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