You might say I specialize in female characters who, in spite of their often unhappy, difficult personal circumstances, somehow manage to go after their own dreams.
In Running Away to Santa Fe, Aurora, wife and mother of a grown son, realizes how short life can be and decides to go to Santa Fe and follow her own dreams.
In Evaleen From Rags to Riches, Eva Doyle must find a way to support her mother and herself during the Great Depression, a time when there were few jobs, especially for someone so young and with no experience at anything.
In Charlotte Perkins, an upperclass proper Bostonion, wife and mother of a grown married daughter, decides to go to the gold fields of California at a time when women had few rights in general and a woman traveling alone was seen as highly suspect.
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Evaleen From Rags to Riches
Eva, a shy teenager, decides to make and sell beauty creams from an old recipe book,given to her by her late grandmother. Eva's goal is to support her parents and impress the rich boy she is in love with. But times are tough and nobody needs something as useless as beauty creams and they definitely do not need to buy them from someone who is so plain and ordinary looking herself.
Running Away to Santa Fe
When her sister and best friend dies, Aurora realizes that her marriage is over, her family doesn't really need her anymore and life is way too short to be this miserable. She decides to run away to Santa Fe and follow her own dream of becoming a writer.
(5.00 from 1 review)
A recent widow discovers some shocking information about her newly deceased husband and does some serious soul searching in an attempt to discover the truth about herself and their marriage. Her conclusions may surprise you.
(5.00 from 1 review)
Rupert fights to keep everything and everyone exactly the same, only it all keeps changing on him anyway until he comes up with the perfect solution.
A mother must learn how to let go of her grown son and live her own life.
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- Living for Damn Near Ever with the #%@&*! Dog
on Feb. 27, 2012
I laughed out loud reading this story. I understand perfectly. Thanks for the smiles and good luck.
- Finnegan's Quest
on Sep. 27, 2012
So much to enjoy about this book. First there is a lot to learn about life as the main character goes on a quest to find a guru. What he learns along the way is extremely valuable. Second, this book has a beautiful, original, poetic quality in the descriptions of the natural world and third, it was just plain fun to read as the author did a great job of describing each animal's unique personality. A great book to read out loud to a young person and if you're an older person, a good book to read to yourself.