In the darkness of a storm, there are shadows, and in the shadows, I am there. Beyond the pigtails and shy smile, there is a little girl who has endured things beyond her precious few years. Abandoned, abused, and unloved, she yearns for a gentle touch, a warm smile, open and welcoming arms. From early childhood and through her adolescence, author Diane Troup weathered the deafening storm alone; her mother gone, her brothers ripped from her life, she was tossed from home to home, looking for someone to protect her from the savage winds of an unkind world. As she recounts her tumultuous childhood, listen to the Echoes of Loneliness ringing through her words, see the dark clouds of sadness etched in her face, and catch the glimmering ray of hope sparkling in her blue eyes, for the creator of the storm brings peace, quiet, and restoration to those whose trust in him is unwavering.