Books are about relationships, right? And those relationships aren’t perfect. In my first book, Denim & Diamonds, Beth has been estranged from her father for years. Her parents divorced when she was young and she didn’t see her dad much when she was growing up. As an adult, she didn’t have to see him, so she didn’t. But after he died, she mourned the loss of that relationship. She wanted to get that feeling of home back . . . and that’s what she spent the book doing. Searching for “home.”
- Forgive. This is easier to do when the other person leaves you a lot of $$.
- Realize there’s more to the story. Beth finds out that both her parents had secrets.
- Breathe. Sometimes that’s all you can do. Breathe in, breathe out. Fresh country air is the best medicine.
- Communicate. Be open to words from beyond the grave. Old letters can say an awful lot.
- Give it time. Go on about your business, do your thing, live your life.
- Move on. Literally. Beth moves to a ranch. So, it’s her daddy’s ranch . . . but the change of scenery is just what she needs.
If you want to read a light story about a woman searching for home, pick up a copy of Denim & Diamonds.