Just Another Girl’s Story

A Memoir on Finding Redemption

At the tender and problematic ages of 16 and 17, Laura Eckert twice found herself as a patient at an abortion clinic, after her parents had discovered that she was pregnant. Laura was addicted to sex with her step-brother. Neither of them cared about the possible consequences of unprotected sex. The aftermath of her abortion experiences led Laura to become depressed, drink alcohol excessively and feel the need to be isolated from those who loved and cared for her. In her memoir, Laura relives those traumatic teenage experiences in an honest and genuine teen autobiography that many will find shocking, harrowing and provocative, and yet implores sympathy and holds the reader spellbound at the same time. Read about her plight and her path to finding the peace and healing that she craved, as she tackles controversial topics of teen abortion, teen pregnancy, teen drinking and alcoholism and sex addiction. Laura’s husband Shawn is deeply rooted in the memoir and shares his take on Laura’s journey to redemption in the Epilogue of the book. Perhaps you will be inspired to find your own peace within Laura's story. Find out more about Laura’s story at

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About Laura Eckert

Laura Eckert was born and raised in the dairy state of Wisconsin. She grew up with green and gold football on Sunday’s in the Fall and Milwaukee Brewer’s baseball in the Spring & Summertime. The men in Laura's life always have, and always will be obsessed with the Green Bay Packers.
Laura has earned an Associate's Degree in Supervisory/Management, a Bachelor of Science in Organizational Communication, a Master of Science in Organizational Leadership & Quality and a Graduate Certificate in Health Services Management.
Laura's paycheck is earned working in healthcare. Though not her dream job, she enjoys going to work most days. If she had her druthers, she would own and operate an orphanage - it’s one of her lifelong dreams.
Laura is married to her soulmate, the love of her life. They have two adult children; best defined as kind, generous and loving. They are dog lovers and have had their share of share of furry feet running amok in the same house they've called home for more than twenty years. Buddy, their miniature dachshund, has been amusing them for more than thirteen years.
When Laura is not working in healthcare, she is writing, researching her family history, emulating crafty Pinterest projects, enjoying a glass (or two) of red wine and spending time with her family.

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