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A Love Story..

How God Pursued Me

and Found me

An Impossibly True Story

ISBN:  9781615077588

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The tale of Samantha Ryan Chandler's life is evocatively portrayed in her book: A Love Story, How God Pursued Me and Found Me. It tells of a life that is as disturbing and unsettling as it is uplifting and, in the end, gratifying. How "A girl from Nowhere, Louisiana" finds her way from such humble beginnings to live and walk amongst presidents and the supremely rich, only to find her trust and faith betrayed by those that she loved and trusted the most. She would be tested to the point where she began to doubt her own sanity and, at the moment of her greatest desperation and doubt, she was found by God and brought back from the brink of hopeless despair. Blessed with an almost unquenchable optimism and a unique sense of humor, she relates the story of a life that will speak to those who have encountered abuse, unfairness and anguish.  Her love for her children and her faith in God carried her through a crucible of fire and in the end, made her a better, stronger person, ready to carry on with a life that is again filled with
love, joy and laughter. A Love Story, How God Pursued Me and Found Me will both inspire you and touch your heart.

“I was truly overwhelmed with joy... had tears streaming down my face!  Thank you so very much for your incredible gift...and your gracious truly blessed me! 

Last night I was babysitting, and read much of [the] book again...some was new to me but the interesting thing was...I still couldn't put it down!  ...OH, what a lasting impression it has on the reader!  

I'm just in awe over what you have accomplished in such a short time.  KUDOS to you, my friend!  Thank you for tackling those daunting emotions and putting them to paper, and trusting me to just "be there".  I'm thankful for you, your tenacity, your story, and the healing and inspiration you can bring to others!  ...You are amazing...Live Life and Live It Large!  

May God Richly Bless You Each Moment of Every Day! “

- Gail Seignious

A Love Story is full of wonderful truths about the way God meets people in their darkest hour, often miraculously… This book is small, but it has big things to say. Readers will surely join with Chandler in acknowledging that this story, like the human story, is not defined by the dark times. Instead, it is about the love that endures through hardship, because “When we love, we are most like God, for He is love.”

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5.0 out of 5 stars "A LONG JOURNEY FROM DISASTER TO TRIUMPH!", January 29, 2012


Geraldine Ahearn "Author Geri Ahearn" (Phoenix, AZ) -


This review is from: A Love Story How God Pursued Me and Found Me: An Impossibly True Story (Paperback)

A young girl from Louisiana learns quickly the true definition of the words pain and suffering. As a child, at the hands of her mother, she experiences abuse, sadness and confusing situations. As an adult, she struggles with violence, a devastating divorce, and temporary loss of her children. The same woman walked among the rich, but only found betrayal. In desperation, she searched for sanity, but only found hopeless despair. After fifteen years of Bible study, nothing prepared this woman for the life she lived. Yet, the same woman walks through a crucible of fire, becomes a stronger person, then finds peace and love. I highly recommend this uplifting book to all readers who enjoy inspirational stories, based on real life experience. Samantha Ryan Chandler penned an incredible, emotional story in which she felt she was against all odds, but survives through shattered dreams. At the end, she finds the strength to get her through a web of horror and darkness that not only lights up her own life, but the life of others who walked the same road. She encourages others to seek God's unconditional love and conveys on how to find hope, while inspiring others to hold on to the light of peace and tranquility. "A LOVE STORY: How God Pursued Me and Found Me" is as powerful as LETTERS TO GOD, as heart wrenching as NOBODY'S CHILD, and as touching as PAY IT FORWARD, with Helen Hunt.

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5.0 out of 5 stars

Arise the Phoenix, January 30, 2012


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This review is from: A Love Story How God Pursued Me and Found Me: An Impossibly True Story (Paperback)

I was given a copy of this book by a friend and I found the story and the style very engrossing. The author clearly has had her share of adventures and more than her share of disasters. It is interesting to read of her journey from the colorful world of Arcadian Louisiana, where she suffered at the hands of an abusive mother and a father who's love for her blinded him to the sufferings of his children, to a life of fantastic wealth.

The writing style reveals a whimsical nature that belies the inner strength of the author as she pulls herself up from somewhat humble beginnings to a lifestyle of wealth that few can rival. But as she discovered to her horror, the type of personality that can amass such a fortune, is also one that is not prone to sentimentality or generosity when he decides that she is no longer to be a part of his, or even more devastatingly, their children's lives. Cast out and outmaneuvered by a well conceived and executed divorce, she finds herself alone, deprived of home, money and children. The story could have been told as a hand-wringing tale of despair but somehow the author tells it all in a flowing, conversational tone, although some of the passages, such as the one where the judge takes her youngest daughter from her, are chilling to read.

I am not a Christian but I did take great interest in the author's selection of biblical quotes, which she turned to when her life was falling apart. Even a non-believer can see the value in their wisdom. Her personal philosophy, that she puts forth in "The World According to Samantha" is worth the price of the book. Very amusing and pithy, reminiscent of Will Rogers or Mark Twain. Machine guns, bags of gold, deceit and betrayal, it's all part of this amazing tale. Thoroughly enjoyable. Recommended.

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