Cindy Moldovan’s Debut New Book

Belize is a little paradise in the Caribbean blessed with lush rainforests, Mayan monuments, mountains, pristine beaches and the second largest unbroken barrier reef in the world. Author Cindy Moldovan spent the first seventeen years of her life in this proverbial Eden, and in her literary debut, shares the experience of Growing Up Third World with readers everywhere.

During Moldovan’s youth, in the mid-60s and 70s, Belize was underdeveloped and not quite as well known as it is today, though she remembers fondly her childhood and the times she spent with her family and friends. The nation was, and still is, a melting pot of diverse ethnicities and mixed culture, with the author herself having a heritage of mixed white, black and Mayan Indian, an uncommon blend in a part of the world called home by a vast multitude of peoples.

Moldovan acts as a travel guide to her childhood, and to her homeland, as she goes back in time and shares a way of life much different from those most in the West are accustomed to, from the ways food is prepared and cooked, to her days in school, and how it was like to live in a large family with no running water, electricity, or plumbing. Religion, holidays, and farm-life are just a few of the fascinating facets of Belizean life exposed. Growing Up Third World was not something done the short or easy way, but the beauty of Belize is undeniable, and its people fascinating, diverse and kind.

All of these formative experiences and years spent in a paradise on Earth coalesce into an unforgettable childhood for Moldovan and an enchanting reading experience for those curious and interested in learning about life in one of the hottest tourist destinations in the world. Growing Up Third World is as unique a chronicle as Belize is a country.

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About the Author

Cindy Moldovan graduated from Lee College with her degree in nursing. She worked in various nursing disciplines in Houston, Texas, for 25 years. As a PADI scuba dive master, she conducted numerous dives to Belize’s magnificent Blue Hole and its barrier reef. Moldovan lives in South Carolina with her husband. This is her first book.

GROWING UP THIRD WORLD * by Cindy Moldovan
Publication Date: January 22, 2013