Path of Tender, Where the Heart Longs to Trace, is a fascinating look into the life and journey of a young, orphaned, Liberian woman struggling to find her way in another culture among strangers, friends and sadly, even enemies. Her story takes you through relationship struggles, life lessons and the pressures stemming from differing cultures and family hardships. Marthaline is intelligent and articulate, yet struggles with the same heartache and regret many of us experience. Through it all, the one thing Marthaline is certain of is that she is on a path, an intended path, and a spiritual path to her God-ordained destiny, regardless of heartache or hardship. She is determined to find herself and her way according to God's plan, no matter the obstacle. Her life lessons are extraordinarily difficult, but her faith is strong and her attitude optimistic. The transparency in her story will bring tears to your eyes and forever leave their mark on your heart and mind.