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Today, we're spreading a little PRE BOOK BIRTHDAY BUZZ for a new title set to release this May via She Writes Press. It's a work of Women's Fiction that's all about letting go of the past, but not the lessons learned from it, embracing the future, and the gift that is the present in whatever form brings you joy. Sound good? Great...let's get started then. Ladies and gents, today's book spotlight shines on...
She Writes Press
Release Date: May 4, 2021
About the book...
Seventy-year-old Goldie Sparrows faces declining finances, questionable health, and a late husband who torments her from the beyond. She seeks refuge in her butterfly garden, which is filled with voices and memories from long ago.
Jocelyn Anderson is a struggling writer who finds escape from her custody battle in the journal of her late mother-in-law. As she gets pulled through the pages of time, Jocelyn discovers her own husband has a hidden history she knows nothing about.
Is this secret now Jocelyn’s to keep?
Krystal Axelrod is living a life she never dreamed she could have. And yet the demons of a dysfunctional childhood and mean girl culture from her cheerleading days cast their shadow over her ability to feel whole, capable, and worthy. Does Goldie hold the key to Krystal’s path to freedom?
At first, I wasn't certain I was going to get there. You know...that place where you lose yourself in the novel and can't bare to part from the page. Honestly, I was having a hard time keeping the characters straight, though Goldie was quite clear to my heart. Watching the relationships and connections build in this small town over time though...that was what really reeled me in. The way the friendships tethered them not only to themselves, but each other. The way their own histories seemed to come full circle by knowing not only themselves, but where they came from. The way we intimately meet each of these ladies, watch them overcome so much, and come out the better for it on the other side.
Jocelyn was the writer that couldn't...write that is. Writer's block would be the polite term, but truly she had roadblocks thrown up by her heart she was having great difficulty overcoming. Krystal was the town girl elevated to golden status by her marriage, and though it was one of love not convenience, there are some that won't let her forget where she came from and how easily she could be taken off that pedestal. Goldie was the long time resident of this little town with a art business to boot, but her own steady stand in life is threatened by life itself, and the memories that can't seem to be held back any more than the tide from the shore. Their stories all seem so separate, and yet there are ties that bind even they can't fathom. When everything comes to the surface, it is with a heavy heart, but perfect understanding that we see the bigger picture, and hear the beauty of those wondrous wings.
In the end, I was initially lost, but found my way (much like the characters)...same as the book did into my heart. There is a portion of the story where a past transgression is shared that's been alighted to off and on throughout one person's journey, and yet you can't help but feel GOOD about it, or at least its outcome, and still see the beauty that surrounds everything thereafter.
About the author...
Suzanne Simonetti grew up in the New York suburbs just outside of the city. After earning a BS in marketing, she spent several years writing press releases, until she left her corporate job to focus on her passion for crafting fiction. She lives on Cape May Harbor with her husband. When not on her paddle board or yoga mat, she can be found at the beach trailing the shoreline for seashells, scribbling in her notebook, and channeling dolphins for meaningful conversation.
Special thanks to the Caitlin Hamilton Marketing and Publicity, LLC team and She Writes Press for the copy for review. (THANKS!) For more information on this title, the author, the publisher, this promotion, or those on the horizon, feel free to click through the links provided above. This title is set to release May 4, 2021, so mark your calendar or pre-order your copy today!
Until next time, remember...if it looks good, READ IT!