tell you a story about this new book of mine. It goes back to when I was published
with The Wild Rose Press. I had six books with them, all Vicarage Bench stories
and when I decided to cancel my contracts and go Indie, I realized that they
had first dibs on any story I wrote for that series.
Since I had
started writing Together Always, I figured it would be close to two years
before I would have all the rights back to my various books and so I just
closed the book up, left it on my desktop and moved on to another manuscript.
forward to February of this year. I was driving with my husband on our yearly
winter vacation to Arizona. I wasn’t working on anything just then and had
decided that on the 4 driving days, I would check out the book Together
Always and see if it was worth redeeming and maybe even finish it. (I’m
one of those lucky people who can read, type and work on my computer while riding
in a vehicle. I also have a husband who insists on doing all the driving. Works
To my extreme
surprise, (Thank You Lord!) when I opened it, I found that I had written 36,000 words and the
plot was well set up. What I mean by that is – in some of my work, I leave threads
hanging because I need to finish it and see what happens myself. I always have
a fairly good idea of the ending, just not always the way I want the characters
to get there.
book, I had it well set up. When I began to read it over, the work seemed new
to me because it had been two years since it had been opened. Thankfully, there
weren’t too many revisions to make because I tend to write my first drafts pretty
clean. Of course there’s always spelling stuff and my punctuation is atrocious.
But I must say, I loved the characters and got caught right up. Found myself
laughing at Mrs. Dorn’s antics and wiping away a few tears in the more
emotional parts that involved the little guy, Sammy.
honestly say, if you’re a Vicarage Bench fan or even if this spirit-travel concept is all new to you, this book will brighten your day.
Okay – I’ll admit it! I think it’s the best so far!
I’ll be looking
forward to your reviews to see if I’m right.
has never felt beautiful, and when she’s told a brain tumor will end her life
within a matter of weeks, she’s devastated. Grace’s friend, psychiatrist Dr.
Robert Andrews has been experimenting with spirit travel. He suggests that
Grace transfers her spirit to the body of his newest patient—Mrs. Vanessa
Knight, a gorgeous-looking woman who is soon to be released from life-support.
Grace doesn’t need much convincing to take this drastic step. She will live on
and realize her two dreams: to be a mother, and be loved by a man. Only to hear
her soon-to-be husband’s whispered words just before the life-support is
switched off: “Good-bye, darling. I’m glad I’ll never have to see you again.”
Vanessa’s death. Throughout their marriage, this volatile woman had become
increasingly vicious towards him and their young son. Therefore, he’s appalled
and traumatized when, miraculously, she comes out of her coma. Strangely, this
girl isn’t anything like the witch he’d said goodbye to. He could love this
gentle angel. But, can he trust her to stay this way?