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Local author Donna Friess has released her new book, Cherish the Light: One Woman’s Journey from Darkness to Light. Courtesy photo
Local author Donna Friess has released her new book, Cherish the Light: One Woman’s Journey from Darkness to Light. Courtesy photo

Compiled by Brian Park

San Juan Capistrano resident and author Donna Friess’ new book, Cherish the Light: One Woman’s Journey from Darkness to Light, is now available for purchase.

The book is a personal account of Friess’ and her sisters’ struggle to protect their 4-year-old niece from continued abuse at the hands of their father. The book is the sequel to Friess’ 1993 book, Cry the Darkness, for which she appeared as a guest on Oprah and other shows.

Friess, wife of former San Juan Capistrano city councilman and mayor Ken Friess, taught for more than 40 years at Cypress College and currently works as a life coach. She also volunteers as a facilitator for the Loss of a Loved One support group at the Community Center in San Juan Capistrano.

Friess’ book is available online, as paperback or eBook, on Amazon.com. For more information about Friess and her work, visit her website, www.drdonnafriess.com.

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