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Falling Perfectly Without Trying by Jenny Duhaylonsod Delos Santos

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Falling Perfectly Without Trying

by Jenny Duhaylonsod Delos Santos


Falling Perfectly Without Trying is an inspiring story of one woman’s persistence to make a better life for herself and her children.

In Hawaii, a love story unfolds between Jenny, a young naïve woman, and Miguel. As soon as they tie-the-not, life changes for the worse and becomes a living hell for her. While moving to California to seek a better environment for their family, domestic violence becomes an every day occurrence. At the last straw, Jenny and her two children flee to safety and start their rocky road for a better life.

She goes back to Hawaii and moves in with her parents. While trying to overcome post-traumatic stress and mental illness, Jenny becomes a single mother raising her two children, a full-time student and part-time worker, always looking towards the future of being self-sufficient. With much determination to overcome all the challenges and obstacles that comes her way, Jenny succeeds and reaches her goals and dreams.


Released October 2018 by Written Dreams Publishing
Genre/Category: Memoir
Paperback ISBN: 978-1-7326919-6-4 $13.99 US
Ebook ISBN: 978-1-7326919-7-1 $4.99

Page Count: 228 pages


“Domestic violence is sometimes seen as one large social problem, but this book reminds us that every woman’s story is different, and seldom exists in isolation. Falling Perfectly Without Trying is the passionate recounting of resilience and recovery in the face of enormous challenges—the human spirit can survive even when the odds are against us.”—Virginia McCullough, Award-winning Author of Amber Light

“Jenny Delos Santos gives an open, honest depiction of how challenging domestic violence is; how victims suffer from mental health and substance abuse issues because of the domestic terrorism they experience. She made herself so vulnerable because it’s clear she has a true desire to help other domestic violence victims.”—Marci Lopes, Deputy Director, Domestic Violence Action Center

“In her memoir, Falling Perfectly Without Trying, Jenny Delos Santos has shared a deeply personal account of how she overcame domestic abuse and the deep scars it leaves behind. Her story is filled with incredible pain yet at the same time tremendous courage and hope that readers will find inspiration from. It touched my heart and so will it yours.”—Simi K. Rao, Physician and Author of The Accidental Wife

“Jenny Delos Santos’ highly personal tale is at once heart-wrenching and inspiring. To learn that she endured such abuse and hardship was heart-rending, and I hope that by her sharing her story, it will help those enduring domestic abuse to find the help they need to end the cycle and emerge victorious, as she did. More importantly though, I hope her story is one that can inspire others to overcome.”—Erika Engle, Columnist and Reporter, Honolulu Star-Advertiser

“Jenny Delos Santos' story illuminates her will to survive and her trials of life as an emotionally-abused wife and mother, and the steps she took to turn her life from one of failure to victor. Falling Perfectly Without Trying will make you an advocate for people who suffer from domestic violence.”—Valerie Jean Routhieaux, Author of the Colonial America series

“Jenny Delos Santos’ first book, Falling Perfectly Without Trying, can be compared to a great mystery novel. Based on her life story, it grabs you from the moment you read the first paragraph and takes you on an emotional roller coaster ride filled with many twists and turns, and ups and downs. She shares her hopes and dreams, as well as her challenges from domestic abuse, mental health issues, and cancer. When she falls down, she gets back up, dusts herself off and continues towards her dream of happiness for herself and her children. Thank you, Jenny Delos Santos, for having the strength and giving others hope as they face their own challenges and struggles. You are an inspiration and have shown us if we “Don’t Quit” that we can also survive. A must-read memoir I could not put down and kept turning the pages until I reached the end!”—Charles Mole Jr., Former District Director of District 49 Toastmasters and Police Dispatcher for the Honolulu Police Department


Jenny Duhaylonsod Delos Santos has been a clerk at the Honolulu Star-Advertiser for 15 years. Besides clerical duties, she occasionally writes articles for the newspaper. Jenny is an active member in District 49 Toastmasters and belongs to Kamehameha Toastmasters Club. She’s also a member of Sisters in Crime-Hawaii and is currently the secretary for the mystery book club. She's been a member of the Hawaii State Coalition Against Domestic Violence, which gave her an opportunity to speak at various events. For more information about Jenny or her books, visit her website: or find her on social media.

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