Home Is Where the Heart Is

$30.00

5.00 out of 5 based on 3 customer ratings
(3 customer reviews)

Geraldine spent 12 months writing this book. It wasn’t easy. She delves into the depths of her emotions that guided her to find her true purpose in life.

More than anything, Geraldine Cox wanted to be a mother. Her dream came true, but just not in quite the way she had expected. This is a deeply moving story of a woman who found her true calling in caring for Cambodian orphans – the tragic victims of three decades of war and destruction. Geraldine tells with warmth and humor of an extraordinary life that, while it never lacked excitement, sometimes lacked fulfillment before her involvement with the children of Cambodia.

Her story begins with her Adelaide girlhood in the 1950s and 1960s, and includes her time working for Foreign Affairs in Cambodia and other overseas postings in the 1970s and 1980s. However, the place closest to her heart was always Cambodia. In the mid-1990s Geraldine returned there to live. As one of the few foreigners ever to be granted Cambodian citizenship through Royal Decree, Geraldine paints a vivid picture of the country, and of the risks and joys of living there. Most importantly, though, she introduces us to her unforgettable children and shares their stories.

Inspiring and uplifting, this is a book about how a mother’s love can make a difference, and the surprises life has to offer.

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3 reviews for Home Is Where the Heart Is

  1. 5 out of 5

    This is one of the most brutally honest books I have read. Geraldine takes us on a journey that is so personal it is sometimes shocking. Compelling, frank, funny – with highs and lows that really made me reassess my perspective on life and its travails. A heart that grows to change the lives of hundreds for the better. It is a truly inspirational reading. I could not put it down.

  2. 5 out of 5

    I STILL HAVEN’T READ IT. I SPONTANEOUSLY TOOK MY KIDS TO SIEM REAP LOOKING FOR AN ORPHANAGE AND MY WONDERFUL TOUR GUIDE TOOK ME TO SUNRISE. MY KIDS AND I WERE SO IMPRESSED THAT I WENT TO THE ATM, GUARDED BY MY TOUR GUIDE, AND WE BOUGHT AN ENORMOUS BAG OF RICE, SOME NOTEBOOKS AND PENS, AND DONATED ANONYMOUSLY. WHAT A HEARTWARMING, HEARTBREAKING EXPERIENCE IT WAS. ANGKOR WAT WAS GORGEOUS!

  3. 5 out of 5

    A great read that will have your emotions jumping while at the same time its funny in parts and Geraldine is openly honest and cheerful about her past.every western child who complains their I phone is not the latest should be made to read this book and see what a protected world we are raised in.
    This book will have you laughing one minute and close to tears the next, you wont want to put it down as i did reading until the wee hours when my eyes just closed and i woke with the book on my bed. after your finished you will realise how far sunrise has come from the early days near the army barracks and sleeping in hammocks, to the present place at Takmao thanks to the help of many people assisting Geraldine

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