Cara Brookins was a single mom of four kids who had just escaped an abusive marriage. But as she started picking up the pieces of her life, she began to rebuild – not just intangible things, but a house. She and her four children – Hope, Drew, Jada, and Roman – built their own home from the ground up, proudly naming it Inkwell Manor. But Brookins’ book is far more than just about a structure. What the Brookins family ultimately did was rise up and rebuild their family. With vivid storytelling and a sense of openess, Rise: How a House Built a Family is a mesmerising memoir.