Here is my book's PLOT SYNOPSIS (to give you insight into the story): With only half canteen of water, one baby bottle and an empty kettle, a family of eight fought for their lives in the land mine of Cambodia. Heroes emerge in the most unlikely places, under the most dangerous conditions, and are often the most ordinary of people facing extraordinary times. Jenny Lau's mother Meiyeng was just such a spirit, living up to her name, which translates to ‘Beautiful Hero’.
The rise of the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia posed not a single challenge to survival, but rather a series of nightmarish obstacles that required constant circumvention, outmaneuvering, and exceptional fortitude from those few who would survive the regime's brutality.
During the Khmer Rouge era, over two million people or a third of the population fell victim to a devastating genocide. One woman stood between her family and death: Beautiful Hero is the saga of how she shepherded her entire family from her beloved verdant garden through starvation, diseases, slavery and massacres in war-torn Cambodia to forge a new life in America.
Beautiful Hero is a story of love, survival, and redemption—and lives pushed to the limits.