“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
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?
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
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