From Pain to Love: Our Journey Outside the Rainbow

The transparency of this awe-inspiring memoir will take you on a kaleidoscope of emotions. It will make you cry, laugh, sob and celebrate…all at the same time!

Intrigued is the state you will find yourself in as you journey with two black southern girls who were both born in the 1960’s, lived lives filled with confusion, laughter, chaos and love.

It is of one girl’s love for her mother and how it was strongly exhibited in the care she provided during her mother’s illness. She not only shares how she persevered beyond childhood trauma, poverty, and insecurities, but also the unfolding of a love story through many personal obstacles and society’s demonization.

In the spectrum of the other girl, she lives a secret life conflicted with holding on to her faith and the guise of who she was expected to be. Then, in the 1980’s, they tried to live a normal life in the eyes of society while surviving lies, hidden struggles and battling sexual identity.

Both determined to build the life they wanted…on their terms…while living outside the rainbow.


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Naomi W Scales and Marilyn J Jordan are the owners of MarFran Cleaning, LLC located in Houston, TX. The business has been in existence since 2006. This is the first of many to be released by Naomi and Marilyn.

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