Road to Tomorrow by Mary Metcalfe

“She already knew what she’d find. She walked into the still-steamy room, and there, in the bathtub, were all her best clothes – stewing in a pool of water the color of an angry bruise. Her cotton shirts, wool sweaters and pants, and silk blouses were ruined, their colors bleeding as the bleach-laden water sucked … Continue reading Road to Tomorrow by Mary Metcalfe

What’s On Your Summer Reading List?

Holding my daughters for the first time, watching them absorb the world around them, smelling their sweet breath, I pictured a fairytale future. My vision of them held details of first steps, first boyfriends, college, marriage and eventually grandchildren. A lifetime of accomplishments mixed in with minor disappointments, disappointments that would only strengthen them to … Continue reading What’s On Your Summer Reading List?

The Wednesday Sisters by Meg Waite Clayton

I stumbled upon this book after "meeting" the author on-line. A very encouraging comment was made on one of my blog posts, the commentator had found me through She Writes. I try my best to respond to everyone because my posts would never be heard without the amazing readers who listen. It was a quick … Continue reading The Wednesday Sisters by Meg Waite Clayton

Reconciling with Elizabeth Gilbert

I have finally finished reading Elizabeth Gilbert's Eat, Pray, Love. Looking at the work as a whole, I am filled with a different opinion of the beginning of her story. Gilbert's whininess and over-dramatization of her failing marriage serves more as a mirror into the soul of so many women who struggle with being wholly … Continue reading Reconciling with Elizabeth Gilbert