The next book in this series will be "Tie Dye" and cover Julietta Bonaventura's teenage years into the sixties. Zara Brooks-Watson is the pseudonym for Cathy Smith and cozy mystery writer Sophia Watson. Cathy Smith (Zara) lives in northern Maine, waiting out the long winters by writing cozies. She is also a poet and has two published e-volumes of photos and poetry -- "Apple Cider" and "Wishes on the Edge of Time" -- and is working on another one -- "And Then I Came Here..." all under her original name of Cathy Smith. She also writes the Silver Lake Cozy Mystery series (see silverlakemysteries.weebly.com) under her fictional sister-in-law's name of Sophia Watson. There are many short stories on line written also under Cathy Smith's real name -- "Skipping Stones" -- "The Songs of Dolphin" -- and "The Bookstore Cat". Enjoy a large spectrum of reading from this author. She attended Boston University and Harvard and has been writing most of her life.
"Good Morning, America, How Are You?..." Tie Dye is the Sixties sequel to the Fifties historical novel, Jitterbug. In 1966, a young teenager faces anti-hippie prejudice when her father gives her a converted garage/barn in rural, central Illinois as a gift for her birthday. To top it all off, two runaway teenaged lovers complicate things by showing up in the area in the midst of these problems.
Soft, non-graphic, historical suspense novel of the Fifties. Vincente Bonaventura is a dashing, fancy-dressing tailor/farmer from the dark cypress bayous of n. Louisiana. He sells Fuller Brush & Electrolux vacuum cleaners door-to-door around the south while gently & skillfully raising his infant daughter Julietta & rescued bulldog, Romeo. He is tagged as an unwilling cocaine mule. A real thriller.