Breakfast Without Tiffany

December 07, 2010 11:03 ET

Miraculous Story Inspires Kingdom Building

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Dec. 7, 2010) - Many years ago, Annamaria's eight-year old daughter Tiffany was kidnapped by her estranged husband here in Toronto and taken back to Mexico.

Today, this courageous woman has been inspired to write the true story of her very personal encounter with God and the miraculous journey that brought her daughter home.

"Everybody got a story, mine is actually life altering." To look at her, you see a very gentle kind of confidence and honest smile that could only come from someone who has found their calling in life.

"Just as I was self-publishing my story, I realized that I could take this tragic ordeal that my family endured and make something monumentally good happen. I learned of Free the Children because it's the charity that my workplace is supporting this year. They are trying to raise money to build schools in Africa with adjacent water wells so that the girls can go to school and comply with the obligation to get water for the family. It makes sense to pay it forward. What kind of mother would I be if a cut a profit from this spiritual journey of faith? I'm not Oprah, quit the opposite, with two kids from my first marriage and five step-daughters, I actually fit into that category of 6 out of 10 Canadians that live pay check to pay check" she laughs. "A good friend of mine once said, If I buy nice things I look good, if I do nice things I feel good."

The book is called Breakfast Without Tiffany; an inspirational journey of faith by Anna Maria Sparks. It's available at Origo Books; 49 Lower Jarvis St in Toronto and at

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