I was walking through Barnes & Noble last week and noticed there is a new book out from Brooke Shields, There Was a Little Girl: The Real Story of My Mother and Me. Brooke has written several book, and her ancestry has been featured on Who Do You Think You Are.
Brooke is a 10th great granddaughter of Elder John Strong and Abigail Ford, through the Thomas line:
1-John Strong ( — ) + Abigail Ford ( — )
2-Thomas Strong ( — ) + Rachel Holton ( — )
3-Joseph Strong ( — ) + Sarah Allen ( — )
4-Phineas Strong ( — ) + Mary Parker ( — )
5-Ozias Strong ( — ) + Susanna West ( — )
6-Susanna Strong ( — ) + John Baker ( — )
7-Thirza Baker ( — ) + George Sheffield ( — )
8-Betsey Sheffield ( — ) + John Keyes Campbell ( — )
9-Mary Campbell ( — ) + Charles Arthur Moore ( — )
10-Mary Elsie Moore ( — ) + Marino Torlonia ( — ), 4th Prince of Civitella-Cesi 11-Marina, Princess Torlonia ( — ) + Francis Xavier Shields ( — )
12-Francis Alexander Shields ( — ) + Teri Schmon ( — )
13-Christa Brooke Camille Shields (1965– )
Here is the book description from Amazon:
Publication Date: November 18, 2014
Actress and author of the New York Times bestseller Down Came the Rain, Brooke Shields, explores her relationship with her unforgettable mother, Teri, in her new memoir.
Brooke Shields never had what anyone would consider an ordinary life. She was raised by her Newark-tough single mom, Teri, a woman who loved the world of show business and was often a media sensation all by herself. Brooke’s iconic modeling career began by chance when she was only eleven months old, and Teri’s skills as both Brooke’s mother and manager were formidable. But in private she was troubled and drinking heavily.
As Brooke became an adult the pair made choices and sacrifices that would affect their relationship forever. And when Brooke’s own daughters were born she found that her experience as a mother was shaped in every way by the woman who raised her. But despite the many ups and downs, Brooke was by Teri’s side when she died in 2012, a loving daughter until the end.
Only Brooke knows the truth of the remarkable, difficult, complicated woman who was her mother. And now, in an honest, open memoir about her life growing up, Brooke will reveal stories and feelings that are relatable to anyone who has been a mother or daughter.